James Ó hAodha [O-Hay] (b. 1985, Wexford, Ireland) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Dublin. Graduating in Sculpture from NCAD in 2009, Ó hAodha has continued to develop a socially engaged practice, working for the most part beyond the bounds of the exhibition space. Interested in the creation of encounters, his work often takes the form of intervention, performance/action and exchange, with a shared focus on how temporal encounters and site-specific work can inhabit and intersect with the space of the gallery. Ó hAodha has been involved in projects with The Lab, Dublin; Dublin City Council; Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray; The Joinery, Dublin; The Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire; Fringe Festival, Dublin; Resort, Donegal; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff; Irish Museum of Contemporary Art; and Tulca, Galway amongst others.
Ó hAodha is currently a member of The Good Hatchery, Co. Offaly, and was shortlisted for the 2013 Wexford Emerging Visual Artist Award.
The Crank Set (2014) featured on The Patchwork Quill
For The Birds (2014) video documentation, produced by Jenny Brady
I Wont Say I Will See You Tomorrow (2013) curated by Aoife Tunney
Exodus (2011) featured on liveartliveblog
Top – Observance (Detail), 2012, One-Off Event, The Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire.
Bottom – Our Certainty (2013), One-Off Event, Kilpatrick, Co. Wicklow.