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Tom O'Dea

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Tom O’Dea is an artist working in mixed-media sculpture. His art practice focuses on the political implications of the global computer network on society. He is a member of the Orthogonal Methods Group (OMG), an art-research group at Trinity College Dublin. His current art practice and research focuses on the political implications of the global computer network on society. Particularly, his practice is focused on finding 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 for the exhibition Unrepresentable: A Séance for Pierre Méchain. Prior to this Tom attained a masters 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 degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCD and worked in sustainable engineering consultancy for more than ten years.

Selected Output

2019

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

2018

10/18 Matters of Facts - Grazer Kunstverein & Institut für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Graz, Austria

09/18 A Séance for Pierre Méchain - NCAD Gallery, Dublin

2017

11/17 Self Portrait - National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

10/17 1967-2017 - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2016

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

2015

08/15 Drakaea - PifCamp, Soҫa, Slovenia

05/15 Materiality - University Gallery, NUIG, Galway, Ireland

04/15 Chatter - Annenberg Centre, PA, USA

Previous

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

/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.