Molly O'Dwyer

Molly O'Dwyer

Dublin 6, Ireland

About Molly O'Dwyer

Molly O'Dwyer (b.1980) is a visual artist from Dublin. She completed a two year MFA at NCAD in Dublin 2010 and holds a first class B.A. in Fine Art from Dublin Institute of Technology. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, amongst these include EV+A in Limerick 2007, HOUSE projects, CEAD in China, Prague Quadrennial of Performance,Design and Space and Contemporary Art and the Moving Image at the 11th Belfast Film Festival. In 2011 she completed a digital media residency at The Firestation Studios in Dublin and a month long international residency in Reykyavik, Iceland where her work was also exhibited at the SIM gallery. Her work was also selected by The European League of Institutes of the Arts for the NEU/NOW festival 2011 and for Irish Wave at The Siemens Art Space in Beijing, China. She was invited to collaborate on a two- person show with Québec artist Josée Pedneault at The Darling Foundry in Montreál, titled 'Les Concordances Du Temps' it was open from March to May 2012. In June her work was screened at MUVIM (Museo Valenciano De La Illustración y Modernidad) as part of the Incubarte Festival in Valencia, Spain. Her solo show Awaiting Movement also took place in The Werkstadt Gallery, Berlin last September. She exhibited with two other artists in Sites For Temporary Witness at The Ballina Art Centre in April 2013. She has just completed an 18 month long visual artist residency at Rua Red 2012/13 where her solo show Becoming Imperceptible was exhibited in Gallery 1 from Oct 4th- Nov 16th. This featured a new body of work she produced during her time working from the centre.
O'Dwyer has kindly received support from both The Arts Council, South Dublin County Council and Culture Ireland.


Masters of Fine Art, Sculpture Dept, The National College of Art &Design, Thomas St, Dublin, Ireland
First Class Honours B.A. Fine Art, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
N.C.V.A Level 2 Art& Design, Dundrum College, Dublin 14, Ireland


Becoming Imperceptible, Platform Arts Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sept 2014 (upcoming)
Essays For The House Of Memory, Ormston House Gallery, Limerick Curated by Haizea Barcenilla 7th Feb- 1st March 2014 (As part of Limerick City of Culture)

Visual Artist In residence RUA RED Art Centre,Tallaght, Dublin (2012/13)
Becoming Imperceptible; solo show, Gallery 1, Rua Red curated Dr. Hilary Murray (Oct 5th– Nov 16th 2013)
Sites For Temporary Witness, Ballina Arts Centre, County Mayo, Ireland. April 2013
Awaiting Movement, Werkstadt Kulturverein, Berlin, Germany (Solo show) Sept 2012
Incubarte Independent Festival Of Visual Art, MuVim (Museo Valenciano de la Illustración y Modernidad) Spain, June 2012
Les concordances du temps, Fonderie Darling, Montreál, Québec, Canada. In collaboration with Josée Pedneault. March 15th- May 27th 2012
Intimate Revolution, Discourse on Disappointment Irish Wave Beijing & Shanghai, Siemens Art Space at 798 Dashanzi District, curated by Fion Gunn. March 2012

Panoptician, Live Performance for Culture Night at The Market Studios (September)
SIM Residency Exhibition, SIM Gallery Hafnarstraeti 16, Reykyavik, curated by Kristjana Ros Gudjohnsen.
Selected for NEU/NOW Online Festival 2011 curated by ELIA: The European League of Institutes of the Art.
Prague Quadrennial Of Performance Design And Space, Prague, Czech Republic (June)
Contemporary Art and the Moving Image, Galway Arts Festival, Galway Arts Centre Ireland (July)
11th Belfast Film Festival, Queens Film Theatre, Belfast. Divine Creation, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast.

Video Screening @ Professional Practice Seminar curated by Maeve Mulrennan, Galway Art Centre Nov 22nd
‘To Come So Far For Beauty’ Block T, Smithfield, Dublin November 11th-17th curated by Deirdre Morrissey.
Videogram, screening & Artists /Filmakers Talk, Occupy Space, November 18th Limerick
Video screening at FEÁCH, G126, Culture Night, Galway
Live durational Performance at LIVESOCK, The Market Studios, Culture Night, Dublin
Masters of Fine Art show in the National College of Art & Design, Dublin.
Video editing & production /technical assistant for Pauline Cummins (Irish video /Performance artist) and installation of her show at The Mermaid Arts Centre as part of ‘Unbuilding’ in October.

Video Screening, Galway City Museum, Galway Arts festival Ireland
Live @No.8, TULCA Festival of Contemporary Art, Galway, Ireland
Camera Obscura, M.F.A. Interim Show, The Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield
Projecto Electro with MART Art Collective, The Think Tank, Templebar, D1
Rathmines Festival

HOUSE projects, Lindsey House, Dublin 8, curated by Deirdre Morrisey.
Open EV+A ‘07 -Irelands annual exhibition of contemporary art. The Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick curated by Klaus Ottman,
Cead in China, 4-venue tour of China: Shanghai, Hangzhou & Bejing curated by Arvo Bruene and James Ryan 411 galleries.

Selected as one of the‘Young Emerging Artists in Ireland 2006.’ Launch/ Making Do’ Exhibition & Awards programme curated by Paul O’Neill. (Visual Artists Ireland, The Lab Gallery, Dublin City Council, FOUR Gallery)
Flux Video& Multimedia Festival, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland.
Projected Weekends: Opening weekend. The Digital Hub, Thomas St, Dublin 8,
Graduate Degree Show, D.I.T Portland Row, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Extra & Special extras parts on TV adverts/Films. Member of Backstage Casting Agency.


10/13 Becoming Imperceptible: A Dialogue Of Objects, Exhibition Catalogue, Essay by Hilary Murray
Looking Out, Looking In, Visual Artist Presentation, Residency Symposium, Rua Red Art Centre,March 2013
07/12 Hudon-Laroche, Annie, Un échange incertain, Art le Sabord, n. 92 p.50-51.
04/04/12 Desjardins, Éloi, Review of Les concordances du temps, Montréal Online Art Journal
25/02/11 Jack Nyhan, response to A Sequel Of Events-Vantage Point Series, Paper Visual Art Online Journal
2010 Occupy Journal, Occupy Space, Limerick, Ireland. Online Art Journal. Recent Graduate showcase (Pg 38-39)
6/04/07 Mary Coll, The Irish Independent
05/04/ 07 Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times. ‘More Space for A Sense of Place’
3/04/07 Dr. Paula Murphy.RTE radio1' The Eleventh Hour show',11.00pm.
31/03/07 Lyric FM Artzone,
2007 Open EV+A catalogue.
2007 HOUSE Projects,: Artworks, Documents, Analysis. Edited. Gavin Murphy published by House projects & Atelier
2007 Embracing The Machine, Padhraic E. Moore, HOUSE Projects, Atelier
20/12/ 06 Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times. ‘A Challenge to the Conventional’.
27/06/06 Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times ‘Artists On the Line’.
12/06. Launch/Making Do, catalogue

Residency /Programs/ Memberships

2012/13 Visual Artist In Residence, Rua Red Art Centre, Tallaght
2013 South Dublin County C