Ciarán Walsh


1980 Born in Carlow, Ireland

1999 – 2003 BA Degree in Fine Art, IADT-DL, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

2006 – 2007 MA in Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD, Dublin, Ireland


Solo Exhibitions

2013 They Echo in the Sublime Stillness of Infinity, Light & Wire Gallery, Online/Los Angeles, USA

2012 Ciarán Walsh, ESDIP Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2011 this brief visual pattern, Pallas Projects, Dublin, Ireland

2009 Conduit and Iris Stream, VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland

2008 Samizdat, Unit H, Dublin, Ireland

2006 Archipelago and Other Stories, Four Gallery, Dublin, Ireland


Selected Group Exhibitions 

2013 The Line of Beauty, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

False Optimism, Crawford City Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2012 p.s., João Cocteau, Berlin, Germany

Letters from the Field, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

2010 Instantaneous Personal Magnetism, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland

Surface & Reality, Kilkenny Arts Week, Kilkenny, Ireland

Aion Experiments, Project Arts, Dublin, Ireland

2008 The Bridge, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland 

Menschheit, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, Ireland

2007 Hinterlands: Liam Campell and Ciarán Walsh, Broadstone XL, Dublin, Ireland

Installation Room, Hotel Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland

The Power of a Negative Remains Between Us, thisisnotashop, Dublin, Ireland

2006 Conspirators of Pleasure, La Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

Imagined – Visions of Architecture, The Dock, Carrick-on- Shannon, Ireland

2005 Platform 059, Eigse Arts Festival, Carlow, Ireland

Flagged, VISUALISE, Carlow, Ireland

2004 Retreat, City Lights, Melbourne, Australia

2003 Elsewhere from Here, The Workroom, Dublin, Ireland

Iontas (Touring), Sligo Arts Gallery; The Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown;

Limerick City Gallery of Art (all Ireland/Northern Ireland)

Haunted, City Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland




2012 It’s Just a Shadow Away, Stedefreude Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2011 It’s Just a Shadow Away, GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany


Curatorial Projects

2010 The Reading Room, Berlin, Germany, Birmingham, UK, and others

Artist’s publication archive (collaborative) – until 2012

2007 Sweet Futures, Artist: Sarah Browne; at Carlow, Ireland; Commissioned by VISUALISE Carlow

2006 Hedge School 06, Artist: Glenn Loughran; at Leighlinbridge, Ireland; Commissioned by County Carlow Percent-for-Art Scheme


Residencies and Invited Projects

2007 Border Cities (Research Programme), Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Germany

2006 Youth Centre (Art Education Project), Carrick-on-Shannon Community School, and The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland

2003 Exercises in Folkatronica (Residency), Sculptors Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland



2012 Carlow County Council: Artist’s Bursary

2010 Arts Council of Ireland: Artist Bursary

Carlow County Council: Artist’s Bursary

2009 Carlow County Council: Artist’s Bursary

2008 Carlow County Council: Artist’s Bursary

2007 Arts Council of Ireland: Travel and Training Award
Carlow County Council: Artist’s Bursary

2006 Carlow County Council: Artist’s Bursary


Artist’s Talks

2009 VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland – in the framework of the exhibition Conduit and Iris Steam

2008 UNIT H Project Space, Dublin, Ireland – in framework of the exhibition Samizdat

2006 Four, Dublin, Ireland – in the framework of the exhibition Archipelago and Other Stories


Published Writing and Publication Projects (selected)

Two Scripts for a Museum, NODE Curatorial Centre, Berlin, June 2012

no one can arrive in the past, before they depart from the future, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2011)

The Chorus of Things, Onsite Magazine, Alberta (December 2008)

Sweet Futures, Visualise 2007/8, Carlow (June 2008)

Kaliningrad: the Near Abroad, MONU #8: Border Urbanism, Rotterdam (Spring 2008)

Orgone Prototype I, The Fold: Clouds Issue, Dublin (June 2007)

Moore Street Square, MSLL #1, Dublin (May 2007)

Hedge School, Visual Artists Newssheet, Dublin (January – February 2007)

City as Commodity, Visual Artists Newssheet, Dublin (May – June 2006)


Reviews and Catalogue Essays (selected)

Bonham-Carter, Charlotte, Magazine Review: Sweet Futures, Circa 121, Autumn 2007

Dunne, Aidan, Keeping an Aion the World, Irish Times, 03 March 2010

Dunne, Aidan, Conduit Mysteries, VISUAL Inaugural Exhibition Catalogue, January 2010

Dunne, Aidan, Final Curtain for Ghosts of the Past, Irish Times, 29 December 2003

Dunne, Aidan, Alienation Once Again, Irish Times, 30 September 2003

Elliot, Neva, Mountain/ Mohammad Situation, Visual Artists News Sheet, May 2005

Gayer, John, Review: this brief visual pattern, Paper Visual Art Journal #1, November 2011

Moore, Padraic E., Menschheit, in Mother’s Annual 2008, December 2008

Leahy, Billy, The Reality of Fantasy Island, Village Magazine, 07 September 2006