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Sheenagh Geoghegan - Bio

Education.                         2011-2013, MFA, Slade school of Fine Art, UCL London, England. (First Class Honours)

                                           1999-2003,  BFA, BA, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland. (First class honours)



Funding/Awards.             2021, Agility Award, The Arts Council.

                                           2021, Visual Artist Bursary Award from Tipperary County Council.

                                           2021, Visual Arts Peer Panel, An Chomhairle Ealaíon

                                           2020, Arts Council Visual Artist Bursary Award.

                                           2020, Visual Artist Bursary Award from Tipperary County Council.

                                           2020, Artist in Residence Award (under curator Anne Mullee), South Tipperary Arts Centre.

                                           2016, Visual Artist Bursary Award, (Tipperary County Council).

                                           2013, Stanford Scholarship Award, MFA Degree Show, Slade School of Art.

                                           2012, Orpen Award, Slade School of Art.

                                           2012, Charles Heath Hayward Award, Slade School of Art.

                                           2003, Perfrey Murphy Student of the year Award



Collaborative and Educational Projects.


                                           2021 Colour and Poetry, Slade School of Fine Art London, March-April.


                                           2020 New Work , Artist in residence programme project,South Tipperary Arts Centre October,


                                           2020  From Beyond, Three Person Exhibition as part of The Clonmel Junction Arts Festival.


                                           2019 Ain’t I A Woman, an exhibition centred around a speech, delivered extemporaneously, by Sojourner Truth, born into slavery in New                                                 York State. Some time after gaining her freedom in 1827. Commissioned by South Tipperary Arts Centre.



                                          2019 Site Work. Celebrating 50 years of Earth Art. Cornell University. NY. USA



                                          2018-2019. Remnants, Group Exhibition, South Tipperary Arts Centre,



                                          2018, CASe ’18, Group Exhibition, Lavit Gallery Wandesford Quay, Cork City, Ireland.


                                          2014-2015, Time to hit the road, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, curated by Gerson Zevi. This exhibition featured the work of 29 artists all                                             of whom were invited on a Land Art Road Trip Residency Programme across The American South West viewing seminal Land Art Works                                                 from the 1960’s and 1970’s

                                          2014, Continuum of Ceaseless change curated by Laura Smith and Poppy Whitmore. This exhibition looked at the methodologies of                                                       practice and the traces it leaves on the body. APT Gallery, Deptford, London. London SE8 4SA.


                                           2013, Duet, a collaborative project between students at The Slade School of Fine Art and UCL Art Museum. University College London -                                            Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT. We were invited to choose a piece from The UCL Museum Collection, I chose a small watercolour                                                 by  Gwen John, I wrote a ballad which I sang to the work, as though I could somehow release or ease the sense of wistfulness and longing                                                 which seemed so palpable in the work.


                                           2012, I worked in Kassel during dOCUMENTA 13 as a project ‘activator’ leading drawing and workshops based around Paul Ryan’s theories                                            of ‘Threeing’. ‘Threeing is a three person solution to relational confusion. At the core of this solution is a voluntary practice in which three                                                  people take turns playing three different roles; initiator, respondent and mediator.’


                                           Also at dOCUMENTA 13 I volunteered with artist Robin Cahn’s tent who worked with a collective of women from Western Sahara and                                                   embodied the notion that the word for “family” and “tent’ (jaima) are (jaima) are the same in Hassanyia, the Saharawi’s Arabic dialect.


                                           During my time working at dOCUMENTA 13, I also worked with the MAYBE Education Programme at dOCUMENTA 13 and was invited                                             to read as part of the series 100 Notes, 100 Thoughts, Fridericianum, documenta13, Kassel. We also organised a series of talks at Park                                                    Schönfeld Academy, Kassel.                               



Solo Projects.                  

                                         2016, Stoma, a trans-disciplinary project exploring painting in the expanded field at The Project Space, The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co Tipperary. (Commissioned Project). Stoma (any opening in the body) taken from the root of the word stomach was a project that prioritised the gut feeling and a more bodily approach to making and building. It’s a strange and ongoing body of work that’s still embroiled in and excited by the protean and Proteus. In Greek mythology Proteus is a minor sea god who had the power of prophecy but would assume different shapes in order to avoid answering questions. I always think of this story in relation to the phrase the ‘the devil is in the detail’.



                                           2016, Two days past and the skies changed 73 times on her noticing, PS², 11 North St, Belfast BT1 1NA, UK. (Commissioned Project). This project imagined the ground in Belfast as having a disembodied voice trying to make sense of the signs and symbols being flung at it.


                                           2015, Fieldwork in the bedrock of spaces, at PPS Pallas Projects and Studios, the Coombe, Dublin 8. This project came after The Land Art Residency, I had become fascinated with this idea of multiple perspectives that these Land Art works offered, the work became quite frenzied with many perspectives and experiences all laid down of a flat surface, As a scientist would, I took field notes from derelict and active sites of interest.



Curatorial Projects.           2015 -16, Portraits with other people’s glasses, a relational performance project by Tiago Bom which I co-curated with Tiago at The Sewing Room (TSR), an experimental space and curatorial collective in Co. Tipperary, which I began in 2015..


                                           2015. I bought a little city. A project I curated at The Sewing Room (TSR). The project featuring the work of Sarah Pettitt, Robert Rivers, Upanishad Chakrabarti and Nicholas John Jones. This project took it’s title from a short story by Donald Barthelme and looked at deranged mischief and unconventionality across the expanded field of painting.



Residencies                        2020, Artist in Residence Award (under curator Anne Mullee), South Tipperary Arts Centre.


                                          2027-2018 Artist in Residence at The Scene, Tipp Fm Radio Sation.


                                           2016, Frans Masereel Centrum, Printmaking residency, Kasterlee, Belgium.


                                           2013,  Land Art Road Trip Residency Program, (6 weeks across the American South West Gerson Zevi.



Sound and Performance.    2021 LEAVES - with Clonmel Laptop Ensemble (CLE), Clonmel Junction Festival, (a commissioned work for the festival finale)


                                           2020 Clonmel Laptop Ensemble CLE, Source Arts Centre, Thurles.


                                           2019, Zeit 4, live electronic music festival, Ireland.


                                           2019 Site Work. Celebrating 50 years of Earth Art. Cornell University. NY. USA


                                           2013 Chapter, Commissioned sound and performance work in collaboration with Jo Volley. The Austin Forum, 55 Fulham Palace Road, W6 8AU.


                                           2013 Duet, sound and performance work to a Gwen John water colour. annual collaboration between The Slade School of Fine Art and UCL Art Museum. University College - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT


Publications                       2017, This Matters Now, Ramon Kassam review in Circa Art magazine online.

                                           March 1st, 2017.  included.



                                           2014 Elephant, Issue 18, A Painting is a Painting, Is a Painting, Is a Painting, p80-91, an article about new movements in abstract painting by Ben Eastham, now Editor in Chief of Art Agenda.                                      

                                          2013 Artists go back to the land, The Art Newspaper, Issue 251, November, 2013.

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