Mandy O’Neill's expanded photography practice inhabits a space between subjective impulse and social enquiry, with emphasis on the relationship between people and place. Operating on multiple levels, her work considers photography as simultaneously a means of expression, a method of investigation and an object of research. She is widely concerned with structures of power and ideology and how they impact on everyday experience. The built environment is of particular interest with its material nature finding expression in the materiality of her expanded photography practice.

Mandy has an MA in Public Culture and Society from IADT and a BA in Photography from TU Dublin. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Selected solo exhibitions include Irish Architectural Archive 2024; Quiet At The Back (2019), Photomuseum Ireland and Facets, The Digital Hub (2018). She has also exhibited at the WTC Jakarta (2023), National Gallery of Ireland (2018), Draíocht (2017), CCI Paris (2016), PhotoIreland and RHA. She received funding from Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Creative Ireland and Culture Ireland and was winner of the 2018 Zurich Portrait Prize at NGI. Her practice-based PhD at Dublin City University is funded by the Irish Research Council