The ideas for my practice come from research on experiences of migration, citizenship, identity and spirituality. I focus on themes of body, transformation, transcendence and cultures surrounding queer existence. My art practice borders between planned and spontaneous. The work produced through this engagement comprise of digital photo-collages, painting, objects, video and recently mixed reality.



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CV

EDUCATION
2020 BA in Contemporary Art Practices, GMIT, Ireland

2014 PhD (Health Promotion) - National University of Ireland, Galway
2009 MA (Health Promotion) - National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland


SOLO EXHIBITION
2022 Balcony, St. Thomas’ Hall, Dugort, Achill, Ireland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 Remaining Places, Backwater Artists members exhibition, Cork, Ireland
2022 Braid, Sample Studios, Cork, Ireland
2020 Re-Root, Embassy of Pakistan, Dublin, Ireland
2018 Lost and Found – Video ‘Humans are made in homes’, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland
2018 Beyond – 11th Annual Members’ show, 126 Artist-run-Gallery, Galway, Ireland
2018 K-FEST Group Exhibition, Killorglin, Ireland
2017 B D G R L (Bad Girl) Group exhibition 126 Artist-run-Gallery, Galway, Ireland
2016 Metamorphosis Group exhibition 126 Artist-run-Gallery, Galway, Ireland


PROJECTS
2017 Assessment of art organisations for future placement opportunities for Galway Technical Institute art students in Helsinki region in Finland (3 weeks)
2016 Our Vision for the Future of Health Promotion - a Photo Voices project for the MA Health Promotion students, Health Promotion Conference at NUI Galway, Ireland

AWARDS

2022 Bursary Award, The Arts Council, Ireland
2021 Agility Award, The Arts Council, Ireland
2021 Artist Support Scheme Funding, Galway County Council
2020 Inaugural Mary Lavelle Burke Bursary award

RESIDENCY

2021 - Heinrich Boll Cottage Artist’s Residency.

2015 - 2016 - Resident studio tenant 126 Artist-run-Gallery, Galway, Ireland

STUDIO MEMBERSHIP
MART Gallery and Studios, Galway
Sample Studos, Cork
Backwater Artists Network