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Tom O’Dea is an artist who works with mixed-media sculpture and social practice to interrogate the political implications of practices of computation and social organisation in contemporary society. His work explores ways to understand how computation impacts upon our ways of acting and being the world. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has curated work that examines technological materialities and the relationship between technology and society. Tom completed a visual art practice-based PhD in TCD in 2019. This led to the exhibition Unrepresentable: A Séance for Pierre Méchain. Prior to this Tom attained a Master’s in Digital Media in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media for his visual arts practice-based work Chatter that explored the political implications of communications technology on the public sphere. He has a background in engineering and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCD. Tom is a member of the Orthogonal Methods Group (OMG), an art-research group at Trinity College Dublin. He has a background in engineering and holds degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCD and worked in sustainable engineering consultancy for more than ten years.
11/20 A fold in the map across which electrons jump – The Lab Gallery, Dublin
05/20 On Death Reading Group – Department of Ultimology – Online – (Guest Moderator)
03/20 Guest Lectures – Art & the Megacity, TCD; Art Practice as Research, Gradcam, TUDublin; Art & IoT, NCAD
06/19 ASCEND Artist Strategies for Engaging in Data Politics Workshop - NCAD, Ireland
06/19 A Séance for Pierre Méchain - Visual, Carlow, Ireland
05/19 Unrepresentable: A Séance for Pierre Méchain - Unit1A, TCD, Dublin
01/19 Natural Capital Panel Discussion - Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
10/18 Matters of Facts - Grazer Kunstverein & Institut für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Graz, Austria
09/18 A Séance for Pierre Méchain - NCAD Gallery, Dublin
11/17 Self Portrait - National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
10/17 1967-2017 - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
04/16 SAMS_001 - The Width of Air - NYU, Shanghai, China
02/16 MSMS_001 - The Width of Air - Carter Rd, Mumbai, India
01/16 Totem - Canary Wharf, London, UK
08/15 Drakaea - PifCamp, Soҫa, Slovenia
05/15 Materiality - University Gallery, NUIG, Galway, Ireland
04/15 Chatter - Annenberg Centre, PA, USA
11/14 Anthroposcene - Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
05/14 HyBrasil - Inis Oirr, Ireland
04/14 Representations - Gallery 126, Galway, Ireland
07/13 Field - Galway Arts Festival, Ireland
04/13 Chatter - Lorg Presents, Galway, Ireland
09/12 Context Structure - The Market House, Monaghan, Ireland
Awards & Other
/20 - Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award
/18 - Recipient of Visual & Performing Arts Fund award for A Séance for Pierre Méchain.
/15 - Materiality was cofunded by NUIG, TCD, UCC & RIA.
/14 - Recipient of Visual & Performing Arts Fund award for Chatter.
/13 - Chatter - Selected for the Dublin Art & Technology Association showcase of emerging talent.