Conor O’Grady’ uses dialogue and conversation as its main points of departure. Commonly incorporating these to re-present the experiences of individuals or communities who identify as being members of particular minority groups.
Examining in particular, the wider implications of instances in which marginalised, dissident or minority groups are told, that they are different to the rest of society.
Conor O Grady studied Fine Art (Education) at the National College of Art and Design and was awarded an honours degree in Fine Art at Dublin Institute of Technology in 2013.
Since 2010 his work has been shown in several group exhibitions, including Mayo God Help us at Claremorris Gallery, the 1916 commemorative exhibition Kathleen Lynn: Outsider on the Inside and the State We’re In at Mart Gallery, Rathmines Dublin.
His moving image and installation works have been shown in a number of contexts throughout Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia.
He has recently been included in a number of prominent public and private exhibitions.
In 2015 he was awarded a two solo exhibitions in Mayo and Dublin and is currently producing work for a third exhibition at Custom House Gallery, Westport.
This year he was awarded the Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary by Mayo County Council as well as a residency at the Kunsthalle Krems in Austria, where he will also showcase new moving image works at the Austrian Documentary Film Alliance in 2017.
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