© Margaret O'Brien


Current and Recent:

Upcoming solo exhibitions – Galway Arts Centre 2017; nag gallery, Dublin 2017. Recent solo exhibitions include Without a Future, MART galleries, Dublin 2015; Othering, Platform Arts, Belfast 2014; Nonknowledge, nag gallery, Dublin 2013.


Selected group shows include Activating Pangea, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles 2016; Glitch, Rua Red Dublin 2016; RHA Annual Show, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin 2016; Supermarket, Stockholm International Art Fair 2016; Santa Monica Art Studios Gallery, Los Angeles 2015; Instinct, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art 2015; Re Framing the Domestic in Irish Art curated by Amanda Coogan, Jane Humphries and Aoife Ruane, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda 2014; +Battery- Foundation 14 Arts Festival 2014.


Recent awards include Irish Research Council award for continuing PhD research 2016; Artist Bursary, South Dublin County Council 2015; Travel & Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland, 2014 & 2013; Development Fund Award, NCAD 2013; Trinity College Studentship, PhD award, 2012-2015; Glin-Crookshank Prize, Trinity College Dublin 2012.


Artist residencies include Irish Museum of Modern Art artist residency program 2015 -2016; Royal Hibernian Academy studio residency, Dublin 2015; Dublin City Council Artist Residency Award 2013-2014; Helsinki International Artists Program with Temple Bar Gallery & Studios 2014; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris 2013; Fire Station Artist Studios 2008-2011.


O’Brien currently lectures in Fine Art practice at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. She is currently engaged on PhD at The Irish Art Research Centre (TRIARC), Trinity College Dublin researching critical practices of repetition in contemporary art.