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Tom O'Dea

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Tom O’Dea s an artist, researcher and active member of the Orthogonal Methods Group (OMG) at CONNECT in Trinity. 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


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

/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.