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Tom O'Dea

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Tom O’Dea is an artist and researcher at Connect in Trinity College Dublin. His current art practice and research focuses on the political implications of the global computer network on society. His critically driven practice is focused on devirtualising technological practices and repositioning them within the affective domain, it is usually manifest in a combination of sculptural and information based pieces. Tom was a researcher at the Arts Technology Research Lab of Trinity College for two years before joining Connect. Tom attained a masters in digital media in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media for his visual arts practice-based project Chatter which explored the political implications of communications technology on the public sphere. Since then he has exhibited nationally and internationally and has curated work that examines the technological materiality and the interface between technology and society.

Selected Output

Upcoming

04/16 SCMS_001 - The Width of Air - NYU, Shanghai, China

2016

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

/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.