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Anthony Haughey | Biography

Anthony Haughey is an artist and lecturer in the Dublin Institute of Technology where he supervises practice-based PhD’s. He was Senior Research Fellow (2005-8) at the Interface Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design in Belfast School of Art, where he completed a PhD in 2009. His artworks and research have been widely exhibited and published nationally and internationally, including, ‘An Act of Hospitality can only be Poetic’, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, ‘UNresolved’, video installation, Athens Biennial, ‘The Politics of Images’, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2017) and ‘Proclamation’ (2016), which toured widely internationally throughout 2016 where he premiered his new video ‘Manifesto’, which was acquired for the permanent collection of The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Other recent exhibitions include,‘Uncovering History’, Kunsthaus Graz, ‘Excavation’, Limerick City Gallery, ‘Making History’ and Colombo Art Biennale (2014) as well as a major British Council exhibition ‘Homelands’, touring South Asia. His artworks and scholarly writing has been published in more than eighty publications and his artworks are represented in many important national and international public and private collections. Recent chapter contributions and journal articles include, ‘Imaging the Unimaginable: Returning to the scene of a crime’, Život Umjetnosti art journal, Zagreb,‘A Landscape of Crisis: Photographing Post Celtic Tiger Ghost Estates’, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies (2017) and ‘Imagining Irish Suburbia’ (Palgrave 2017).  He is an editorial advisor for the Routledge journal, ‘Photographies’, a board member of Fire Station Artist Studios, and a member of the Arts Council Acquisitions Committee. He was recipient of Create ‘Arts and Cultural Diversity Award’ (2014) and was lead curator for a major 1916 Commemorative exhibition, ‘Beyond the Pale: The art of revolution’, Highlanes Gallery Drogheda. He was commissioned by Lismore Castle Arts to produce an artwork for the exhibition, ‘The Museum of August Destiny’ (2016-17). He recently exhibited his video installation, ‘UNresolved’ in Argentina, Berlin and Paris and co-curated ‘Forum: Transcultural Dialogues’, Rua Red gallery Dublin (2018). He was recently awarded an ‘Infrastructure’ public art commission by Fingal County Council and he writes on photography for Irish Arts Review.

Recent Exhibitions 

2020-21 Assemble – a film trilogy, commissioned under Fingal County Council’s Infrastructure Public Art Programme 2017-2021.

2020-21 Citizen Nowhere / Citizen Somewhere: The Imagined Nation, Crawford Gallery, Cork.

15 October – 1 February 2020, The Artistic in Documentary, DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt.

18 July – 29 September 2019, Go Down Moses, curated by Teju Cole, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

14th July – 1st September, 21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks, curated by Cristín Leach, The Glebe Gallery / Office of Public Works in association with RTÉ & Earagail Arts.

1 July -22 September, Home Sweet Home,  Curated by Isa Bonnet, Les Rencontres d’Arles.

18 June – 22 August, 2019, Inédit(s) curated by Béatrice Andieux from the permanent collection of Centre Regionale de la Photographie, Hauts-de-France.

7 March – 22 April, Field Notes From the Border # 1, Gallery of Photography, Ireland.

29 March – 18 May, Field Notes From the Border # 2, RCC Letterkenny.

10 May – 30 June, Field Notes From the Border # 3, Nerve Visual, Derry.

May 17-19. Sanctuary short film screened in Portand, Oregon.

Artworks Represented in Public and Private Collections

Arts Council/ / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Centre National de l’audiovisuel Luxembourg

British Council, London

BT New Media Collection, Belfast

Centre National de l’audiovisuel Luxembourg

Centre Régional de la Photographie Hauts-De-France

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

DKIT, Dundalk, Co. Louth

DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt

Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda

Limerick City Gallery

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, UK

National Self-Portrait Gallery, Limerick

Office of Public Works

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, UK

University of Salamanca, Spain

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK

Private collections worldwide

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Tel: +353 876124147

Contact address: Stumpa, Hackballscross, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 D230

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Recent Solo Exhibitions

2019 Field Notes from the Border # 2, RCC Letterkenny.

2016 Manifesto, video installation, New York, Paris, Brussels, London and Dublin.

2015 Excavation, Limerick City Gallery of Art.

2013 Aftermath, (touring) County Museum Dundalk, Gallery of Photography Dublin, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre Newry, Belfast Exposed Gallery.

2013 Citizen, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda and Millennium Court Gallery, Portadown.

2013 Strike! a season of artist curated films depicting 100 years of workers resistance, Limerick City Gallery of Art.

2012 Settlement, installation, Belfast Exposed Gallery.

2012 Landschaften, Kunstlerhaus S11, Solothurn, Switzerland.

2011 Settlement, The Copper House Gallery, Dublin.

2010 Prospect, video projection, TULCA 10 Festival of Contemporary Art, Galway, Docks Shed, with Francis Alys and Marjetica Potr.

2010 Guest | Prehistory of the Crisis (2), screening, Crawford Art Gallery.

2009 Prospect, Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin.

2009 Class of ’73, installation, Gallerie Arena, Les Rencontres d’Arles 09.

2008 How to be a Model Citizen, Intervention in the Atrium, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

2007 Destroying the Archive, Borderlines, part of Consensus Contention, University of Ulster Gallery, Belfast.

2007 Resolution, multi-media installation and part of the permanent collection of, Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

2007 Video installation, How to be a Model Citizen, Search for a Space at the Marsa Open Centre for Refugees, Malta, supported by the British Council.

Group Exhibitions

2018   ‘An Act of Hospitality can only be Poetic, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda.

2017   ‘The Politics of Images’, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

2017   ‘Post Picturesque: Photographing Ireland’, Perlman Museum, Northfield, Minnesota.

2017   ‘Post Picturesque: Photographing Ireland’, Rochester Arts Center, Minnesota.

2017    ‘Museum of August Destiny’, Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin.

2016     ‘20 Years of Irish Contemporary Art: Four Perspectives’, Pallas Projects, Dublin.

2016  ‘Landskrona Foto View Ireland. Landskrona Museum, Sweden.

2016  ‘Museum of August Destiny’, St Carthage Hall, Lismore, Co. Waterford.

2015 Uncovering History, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria.

2015 Motivational Deficit, Crawford Gallery, Cork.

2015 Soundings, dlr Lexicon Gallery, Dun Laoghaire.

2014 Disputed Territory, Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka.

2014 Homelands, British Council touring exhibition, Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka.

2014 Art of The Troubles, Ulster Museum, Belfast, N. Ireland.

2014 Reframing the Domestic in Irish Art, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland.

2013 Upending, Limerick City Gallery of Art.

2013 A Letter to Lucy, Pallas Studios, Dublin.

2013 Labour and Lockout, Limerick City Gallery of Art.

2013 Homelands, a 21st Century story of home, away and all the places in between, Contemporary art from the British Council collection, touring S. Asia.

2013 New Irish Landscapes, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing.

2012 Sense of Place, European Landscape Photography, Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles.

2012 No Exit – Urban Space, Helsinki Photography Biennial City Museum, Hakasalmi  Villa.

2012 Troubling Ireland, poster campaign, and keynote, Future State of Ireland, Goldsmiths, University of London.

2011 The Long View, Contemporary Irish Photography touring exhibition

2011 Heaven and Earth, New York Photography Festival, Anthony Haughey and    Jackie Nickerson.

2009 Encounter: Dublin, Lisbon, Hong Kong and Seoul at the Korea Foundation    Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea.

2009 Prospect, a 2 channel video installation, part of ISEA 09, Belfast.

2009 Prehistory of the Crisis ll, Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin.

2008 30, Contemporary Collection at the Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin.

2008 Art, Media and Contested Space, public art billboard project, Belfast, N. Ireland.

2008 Novosibirsk International Photography Festival, Novosibirsk Museum, Siberia (touring).

2008 Prospect, video installation, 2MOVE: Ireland, Solstice Gallery, Navan, Ireland curated by Mieke Bal and Miguel Hernandez-Navarro.

2008 Disputed Territory, Singapore International Photography Festival.

2008 Class of 73, installation, Children in Conflict, Wolverhampton Art Gallery (touring).

2007 How to be a Model Citizen, video installation, part of the exhibition Rigor Mort, Basement Gallery, Dundalk, County Louth.

2007 Resolution, multi-media installation and part of the permanent collection of, Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

2007 De l’Europe, Dudelange steelworks, CNA Luxembourg, major exhibition representing ten years of Mosaique Research Award.

Selected Publications

2019 ‘Go Down Moses’, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

2019 ‘Home Sweet Home’, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Editions Textual.

2018  ‘A Landscape of Crisis: Photographing post Celtic Tiger ghost estates’, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies.

2017  ‘Post Picturesque: Photographing Ireland’, catalogue, Perlman Museum,   Northfield, Minnesota.

2016  ‘Landskrona Foto View Ireland, exhibition catalogue, Landskrona  Museum, Sweden.

2016  ‘Imaging the Unimaginable, Život Umjetnosti art journal, Zagreb.

2015  Pat Cooke feature on the economic crisis and Irish art featuring artists, Anthony Haughey and Deirdre Power in ‘Crisis What Crisis’, Etudes Irlandais.

2015 Landscape, Construction of a Reality, exhibition catalogue, Kunsthaus Graz.

2014 Aftermath, Monograph, Diversity Challenges, N. Ireland.

2014 Art and Activism, Fire Station Artists Studios, Dublin.

2013 ‘Source Photographic Review’, issue 74, Spring 2013.

2011 ‘State’, artist’s book with German artist, Susanne Bosch (published by Project Arts Centre, Dublin).

2011 Settlement’, a series of photographs investigating Ireland’s ghost estates, Source Photographic Review, January 2011.

2011 Bell, V. ‘Contemporary Art and Transitional Justice in Northern Ireland: The Consolation of Form’, in the Journal of Visual Culture, London: Sage.

2010 ‘Dislocations: Participatory Media with Refugees in Ireland and Malta’, in Goodnow, K and Skartveit, H L. (eds) Changes in Museum Practice New Media and Refugees: Forms and Issues of Participation, Berghahn.

2009 Encounter: Dublin, Lisbon, Hong Kong and Seoul pub. Soeul: Korea Foundation Cultural Center.

2009 Portfolio Arno Gisinger et Anthony Haughey, texte d’Etienne Hatt. Infra Mince, revue de photographie No. 5, Paris: Actes Sud.

2009 Arno Gisinger, Anthony Haughey, galerie Aréna, École Nationale Supérieure de    la Photographie, Arles, Semaines no. 17, Semaine 26.09, Paris: les presses du reel.

2008 Singapore International Photography Festival catalogue.

2008 2Move: Ireland, Video Art Migration, catalogue, M. Bal and Miguel Hernandez- Navarro, pub. Murcia SA: Cendeac.

2007 Artist pages in the exhibition catalogue Rigor Mort, ed. Sally Timmons, pub. Dundalk: Basement Gallery.

2007 L’Europe, Mosaique artists awards catalogue pub. Luxembourg: CNA.

2007 Imaging the Unimaginable, essay in the publication, Projecting Migration, Transcultural Documentary Practice, pub. London: Wallflower Press.

2007 Borderlines, (co-editor) pub. Dublin: Gallery of Photography.

2006 Disputed Territory, Monograph, pub. Dublin: DIT & Gallery of Photography.

Curatorial and Editorial Projects

2016 Curator, ‘Beyond the Pale: The Art of Revolution’ 1916 Commemorative exhibition, and a series of pamphlets (in the permanent collection of Kilmainham Gaol) commissioned by Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda.

2014 ‘The Land of Zero’, Moderator a School within a School, with Maud Cotter, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.

2011 Member of artists think tank programme, organized by Fire Station Artists Studios and Kuratorisk Aktion, Copenhagen.

2010 Curator, Fragments from a Broken World, National Photographic Archive, Dublin.

2010 Think Tank Programme, a collaboration with Fire Station Artists’ Studios and Kuratorisk Aktion Action.

2008 Co-curator, Art, Media and Contested Space, an international series of public art projects, screenings and artist presentations, Belfast: Interface Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design, University of Ulster. Contributing artists included, Alfredo Jaar, Peter Kennard & Cat Phjllipps.

2006 Co-curator, I Confess That I Was There… A series of art installations, public art interventions, seminars, artist talks & film screenings, Switch Room, Belfast.

2006 Co-curator, Sample at PS2, Belfast, a series of artist installations, events and critical discussions, Belfast: Interface Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design, University of Ulster.

2006 Co-editor, Borderlines 365 pp. publication, Dublin: Gallery of Photography.

Public Discussions/Artist Talks

2019 ’21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks’,  Arena RTE 1 broadcast 9.7.19. Discussion with Kay Sheehy, Cristín Leach and Anthony Haughey

2017 Collaborative Arts, Interculturalism and Human Rights seminar, Create National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts

2017  Panel discussion ’10 Years of Photographies Journal’ Photographers Gallery, London.

2017  Keynote presentation, Post picturesque: Photographing Ireland, Perlman Museum, Minnesota.

2016  Keynote presentation, National Museums Association Conference, National Gallery, Dublin.

2015  ‘Waiting for News From Home: Negotiating citizenship in ‘Fortress Europe’, (conference paper), ‘Art and Geopolitical Borders, Contested sovereignty and art practice’, Manchester School of Art.

2015  ‘The Geographical Turn: Artists and Geographers Explore Space, Place and Environment’, (symposium paper) Anthony Haughey & Zoe O’Reilly, Irish Research Council, Department of Geography Maynooth and Royal Irish Academy.

2015  ‘Imaging the Unimaginable: Returning to the scene of a crime’ (conference paper), University of Zagreb, Croatia.

2015  Artist talk, Kunsthaus Graz, for the exhibition ‘Landscape, Construction of a Reality’, exhibition.

2015  ‘The Land of Zero’, a two-day Symposium moderated by Anthony Haughey, Crawford Gallery, Cork.

2014  ‘Settlement: Spectral traces of Ireland’s ghost estates’ (conference paper), ‘Encircling Worlds: Imagining Irish Suburbia’, Carlow College and Visual Centre for Contemporary Art.

2014  ‘Culture, Conflict and Post-Conflict’ (symposium paper), British Academy, London.

2013 ‘Homelands’, British Council touring exhibition, Kolkata, invited to conduct a series of artist talks and workshops.

2013 ‘Art and Activism: Dialogical Art Practice as a Form of Activism’, The Lab, Dublin,  May 9.

2012 ‘The Future State of Ireland’, Keynote presentation, Goldsmiths College, London, November 17-18.

2012 ‘Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection’, a critical response by Valerie Connor and Anthony Haughey, Irish Museum of Modern Art, May 12.

2011  ‘Mapping Spectral Traces lV’, University of Ireland, Maynooth.

2011 ‘No Mans Land’, Land/Water Research Centre Symposium, Plymouth University.

2011 Making the built environment work: theory, method and practices interface’, University of Ireland, Maynooth.

2011 ‘Medium and Message: Conflict Photography in the Digital Era’. Hosted by the UCD Clinton Institute’s Photography and International Conflict Project, 3-4 may, UCD Campus.

2011 ‘Culture After Conflict: Between Remembrance and.Reconcilliation’ at the Ulster Museum, 23 March. Organised by British-Irish Studies at UCD in association with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

2011 ‘The bandits live comfortably in the ruins’. An artists’ talk at The LAB Gallery Dublin, 24 February with Elaine Byrne, Anthony Haughey and Yoshua Okon.

2010 Visual Voices: bridging disciplinary divides in participatory visual research panel, Conference of Irish Geographers 2010 NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

2010 3rd Forum: What is to be done… and in what way should it be seen? Film  Screening, Intervention and public discussion. Artist Anthony Haughey and  Curator Helen Carey discuss public art in relation to commemoration and the 1913  Lockout in Dublin.

2010 Artist talk at the inaugural Srebrenica/Potocari Summer School for human rights.

2009 Archive | Image | History: Walid Raad, Anthony Haughey & Catherine Morris City Arts and the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media December 3rd The Oval Room, The Rotunda, Parnell Sq. W. Dublin 1.

2009 2nd Forum: Have we been here before? Artists talk, ‘What role does the artist play in contemporary accounts of social and political life?’ A series of public discussions in relation to visual art and the 1913 Lockout in Dublin.

2009 ISEA 09 Conference paper, ‘Contesting Citizenship: Participation and Political Art’ Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Interface Centre for Research in Art and Design.

Place and Date of Birth:

Keady, Armagh, 1963

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

2009    PhD University of Ulster

2001    MA Fine Art (Media) National College of Art and Design, Dublin

1991    BA (Hons) Photography, Film & Video Animation (first class honours), University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK


Career History:

1998    Current – Lecturer and PhD supervisor School of Media, TU Dublin

2005 – 2008 Senior Research Fellow, Interface – Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast

2003 – 2005 Head, Department of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology

1998 – 2003 Programme Chair, BA Photography, Dublin Institute of Technology

1991 – Professional artist

1979 – 1984 Research and Development Technician, Bio Isolates PLC.

PhD Supervision to Completion:

Mark Curran, Dublin Institute of Technology

Zoe O’Reilly NUIM Maynooth

Giovanna Rampazzo, Dublin Institute of Technology

Shireen Shortt, Dublin Institute of Technology

Moira Sweeney TU Dublin

Fiona Whelan TU Dublin

Angelika Bock TU Dublin

Jonathan Cummins TU Dublin

Val Bogan TU Dublin

Current PhD Students:

Maurice Fitzpatrick

Jenny Haughton

Ian Kilroy

Jijo Sebastian

Mary Ann DeVleig

Chrissie Tiller

PhD DIT Internal Examiner:

Fidel Taguinod

Max Mauro

PhD External Examiner:

White Oil: Excavation and Disappearance of the West Bank, Judy Price University of Creative Arts, Kent

Socially Engaged Curation,Megan Johnston, University of Ulster

External Examiner:

2010-2014 BA Photography, Westminster University

Peer Reviewer:

Create – national development agency for collaborative arts AIC award (2018)

Austrian Science Fund (2014-15)

Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary (2015)

ImPlants, National Sculpture Factory research awards (2014)

Board Membership:

Editorial advisor, Photographies journal (Routledge)

Fire Station Artist Studios

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