Artists Talks : Jessica Kelly & Sinead Keogh| Friday 17 February 2017 | 19:30 | 4 Ormond Quay

Artist Talks, Ormond Studios 2017


Join us for the second in a series of conversations with emerging artists in our new space.

Jessica Kelly and Sinéad Keogh are two Irish artists who frequently work with video and performance. They will each present their work and talk about their practice.

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Jessica Kelly (Dublin, 1982) is an artist who works primarily with moving image. Her work is usually screen-based and is informed by philosophies of technology, dance and spirit. Collaboration and discourse are frequent features of her practice, and she also uses text and performance. Present interests include the spectral image, commemoration and after-death existences.

Kelly graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2007 with a degree in Fine Art Media, and from 2009-10 was a resident artist of Daghdha Dance Company, Limerick. In 2011 she moved to Belgium and in 2014 completed her Masters in Fine Art Multimedia at KASK School of Arts, Ghent. She currently lives and works in rural Leitrim, in the west of Ireland. Recent exhibitions and events include: ‘Fragmented Identities’ at Borders Festival, Venice, ‘(phe)NOM(e)NON’ at the Guesthouse Project, Cork, ‘Homeland: A Terrible Beauty is Born’ at Damer House Gallery, Tipperary, ‘Wayward Fruit Tree’ and ‘2016…’ at Ormond Studios, Dublin. She also undertook a residency at Dance Limerick, to support a collaborative project with Mary-Jo Gilligan, entitled ‘A Dancer Drowned’.


Sinéad Keogh is a multimedia performance artist with a recently finished MA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Sinéad is also an expressionist dance instructor at the NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) for the past four years. Keogh has had many exhibitions in Dublin institutions such as The Broadcast Gallery, IMMA, and The Lab and exhibited internationally in New York, Italy and Glasgow. Keogh has made work for festivals such as BIFPA and The Bram Stoker Festival. The utilization of raw human states are ever present through the artists’ practice created from ideologies of intensification of the senses leading to immersive, often emotional experiences. Keogh has collaborated with groups such as Create and performance artist Pauline Cummins. Keogh works and is based in Dublin.

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