Enda O'Donoghue

Enda O'Donoghue

Berlin, Germany, Germany

About Enda O'Donoghue

Enda O’Donoghue’s work presents a forensic interest into the construction, the language and the mediated world of digital images together with an ongoing dialogue with the medium and process of painting. Hovering between the realms of abstraction and representation, between the mathematical encoded and the organic, O’Donoghue’s paintings are the result of a process which is highly analytical and methodical and yet inviting of errors, misalignments and glitches. The imagery comes almost exclusively from found photographs sourced from the Internet, where he plays with random throw-away moments of everyday life, merging them together in various interconnected themes. In O’Donoghue’s work, the painterliness of his technique works with the disposable nature of his subjects to make the work sometimes poignant and melancholic, or alternatively brittle and harsh. His work is deeply influenced by the digital high speed reality we now live in and he transports these seemingly meaningless sound-bite images from a place of apparent futility to one that questions and searches for meaning through the transformative act of painting.

O’Donoghue has taken part in numerous international group exhibitions, including shows at CHB, Berlin (2014), Meter Room, Coventry (2012), The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011), Expo in Shanghai (2010), Universal Cube, Leipzig (2008), Four Gallery, Dublin (2006), Overgaden, Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2006) and a number of solo shows in Berlin, Ireland and in 2009 a solo exhibition in New York. In 2012 his work was presented in a major solo exhibition at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland and he has recently been awarded a residency at the Golden Foundation in New York state. He has also curated a number of group exhibitions, most recently an exhibition presenting a selection of Berlin based Irish artists at Grimmmuseum in Berlin which toured to the Galway Arts Centre, Ireland in 2013. His work is included in many public and private collections worldwide including Limerick City Gallery of Art in Ireland, The Golden Foundation in New York and Paypal in Berlin.

Born in Limerick, Ireland.
Lives and works in Berlin.
website: http://www.endaodonoghue.com


2000 Masters of Arts in Interactive Media, University of Limerick, Ireland
1999 Bachelors Degree in Fine Art, Limerick School of Art & Design


Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2015 Sightings – Pantocrátor Gallery, Shanghai, China
2014 Re:turn; – Kunsthalle m3, Berlin
2013 Revolve – Klettgau Galerie, Germany
2012 The Last Days of Gravity – Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland
2010 Is Feeling Lucky! – Galerie hunchentoot, Berlin
2009 Fragments – Irish Arts Center, New York
2008 after JoeBlogs – Limerick Printmakers Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
2007 after JoeBlogs – Galerie hunchentoot, Berlin
2005 Kunstsalon Wilde Gans, Berlin

Selected Group Exhibition Biography:
This is the Sea – Fanø Kunstmuseum, Fanø, Denmark
Raze/Raise – Kunsthalle m3, Berlin
Transitions Ep.1: Spintered Planes – DadaPost, Berlin
Immanence – Pictura Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
On Landscape – Artdocks, Bremen
Frieze – Kunsthalle m3, Berlin
Alptraum 14 – RAE (HQ), space for contemporary art, Berlin
Faraway Longings – Embassy of Ireland, Berlin
Alptraum – Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Made in Paint - Sam & Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, NY, USA
Grand Opening – Artdocks, Bremen
Art Loop – Pied Carré, Montreal, Canada
BSA Salon – CHB (Collegium Hungaricum Berlin), Berlin
Neither Here Nor There – Galway Arts Centre (Curator with Jane Hughes)
The World Won't Listen – Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens, Denmark
Small World – Galerie im Park, Bremen
Pophits – Artspace Rheinmain, Offenbach, Germany
Neither Here Nor There – Grimmuseum, Berlin (Curator with Jane Hughes)
Breaking God’s Heart – Liebkranz Galerie, August Str, Berlin
Fragile Welten – Denmark (multiple venues) - 1. Kalundborg Kunstforening - 2. Kunstforeningen Det
Ny Kastet - 3. Museum Sønderjylland, Haderslev - 4. Vestjyllands Kunst Pavillion, Videbæk
Life is Beautiful – Galerie Deadfly, Berlin
The Mobility Project – Meter Room, Coventry, UK
G11 – G11 Galerie, Funkhaus, Berlin
Positions – CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Smugkig ART Herning 2012 – MCH Herning, Denmark
Now&After – Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Getting Territorial – 25Bilder/Sekunde, Mannheim, Germany (curated by Simone Kraft)
Nucleus – Art Twinning – Belltable, Limerick, Ireland & Priory of Locmaria, Quimper, France
The Mobility Project – Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin
Pop Hits – Autocenter on location / “Based in Berlin” Monbijoupark, Berlin
Pop Hits – Projektraum Tanzschule, München