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Ailbhe Ní Bhriain

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain (b. 1978, Ireland) lives and works in Ireland. She received an MA from the Royal College of Art and completed a PhD by practice in fine art at Kingston University, UK in 2008

She works primarily in video, using composite and constructed imagery to create scenes in which the dimensions of time and place are out–of–joint. Her work seeks to represent a state of things come undone by imagining the hallucinatory in the mundane and vice versa. She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, including EVA international, Limerick, RHA, Dublin; Galerie Polaris, Paris; Centrale Electrique, Brussels; Centre of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Greece; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; Caixa Forum, Barcelona; Helsinki Photography Festival (with the British Council); and Jerwood Space, London.

She is currently working on a commission for Dublin Sound Lab to produce a seven part video work for Kaija Saariaho’s ballet, ‘Maa’. This is scheduled to be performed as a complete concert production in 2013 and is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Music Project Award.

Ailbhe is represented by domobaal, London and lectures at the Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork.