samir mahmood   

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.

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 

2023 Of Other, and Possibility, The MART Gallery, Dublin
2022 Balcony, St. Thomas’ Hall, Dugort, Achill, Ireland

2024 Mysterious Ways, The Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
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


2023, Next Generation Artists Award,  The Arts Council, Ireland
2023 Fire Station Artists’ Studios Resodency
2023 Artist Support Scheme award, Galway County Council
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

2021 - Heinrich Boll Cottage Artist’s Residency.
2015 - 2016 - Resident studio tenant 126 Artist-run-Gallery, Galway, Ireland

Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin