ABOUT

Mandy O’Neill is a Dublin based photographer. She has an MA in Public Culture Studies from IADT and a BA in Photography from the DIT School of Media. She has been a guest lecturer at the National College of Art and Design and Griffith College Dublin.

She has received support from the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland and her work was selected for New Irish Works 2013 and 2016. Her project Promise has been shortlisted twice, in 2014 and 2015 for the Hennessy Portrait Prize. She was also selected for the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards in 2012 and 2014.

Mandy has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, and her work is held in both public and private collections.  Most recently she has exhibited at the National Gallery of Ireland, RHA Dublin, VISUAL Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Centre Cultural Irelandais, Paris, and Draoicht Gallery, Blanchardstown.

Instagram: @photomando7

Contact: oneill.mandy2@gmail.com

 

UPCOMING

2017 Nasty Women, Pallas Projects, The Coombe, Dublin 8

2017 Installation of ‘Promise’ project at Gaelscoil Bharra, Cabra - new school opening, with President Michael D Higgins

2017 ‘Shedders’, community exhibition of work created in collaboration with the Cabra Mens Shed, Cabra Community and Sports Center

 

SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 ‘Promise’, with photographer Daragh Soden at The Library Project, Dublin 2. In association with PhotoIreland Festival this was also the launch of a small monograph of the ‘Promise’ project.

2014 ‘Promise’ - 'Work in Progress' PhotoIreland Festival

2009-2010. ‘Exhale’. Alliance Francaise, Kildare St, Dublin 2

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 ‘School Portraits’, Draoicht Gallery Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

2017 New Irish WorksPlural 17 – International Center of Photography and Cinema, Madrid

2016 New Irish Works , PhotoEspana

2016 New Irish Works at Center Culturel Irlandais, Paris - as part of Paris Photo 2016

2016 New Irish Works, Library Project Dublin 2

2016 Eigse Arts Festival, Visual Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow

2016 Landskrona Festival, Sweden

2016 RHA Annual Show Dublin

2015-2016 Hennessy Portrait Prize’ National Gallery of Ireland.

2015 Eigse Arts Festival, Visual Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow

2015 PhotoIreland Festival, 'Kindofliketelephone' Artbox, Dublin

2015 'Greetings from Ireland' PhotoIreland Festival

2015 RHA Annual Show, Dublin

2014-2015 Shortlisted for‘Hennessy Portrait Prize’ National Gallery of Ireland.


2014 ‘Greetings from Ireland’ The Library Project in association with PhotoIreland Festival.


2014 'Promise' PhotoIreland Festival


2014 'Kindofliketelephone' Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 

2013 'New Irish Works' - Paris Photo
 

2013 'New Irish Works' - Unseen Photography Festival Amsterdam
 

2013 'New Irish Works' - London Irish Centre
 

2013 'New Irish Works' - PhotoIreland Festival 2013 - TACTIC Cork
 

2013 Belfast Photography Festival
 

2012 'Interchange' - Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 

2012 ‘Family Dynamics’ Kat Keirnan Gallery, Virginia, US
 

2011 Royal Anthropology Institute London.
 

2010 PhotoIreland Festival. ‘The thing that bruises you’
 

2009 Rua Red, Dublin.
 

2009 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Show 2009
 

2008 Gallery of Photography 30 Contemporary Collection
 

2008 ‘After All’. Sligo Art Gallery in association with Hugh Lane Gallery.
 

2008 European Month of Photography. Irish Embassy, Berlin. ‘Ireland
An Insiders View’ - in assoc with Gallery of Photography

 

2008 Les Rencontres d’Arles. France. ‘Ireland, An Insiders View’ - in assoc with Gallery of Photography
 

2007 IONTAS Sligo Art Gallery
 

2006 Peacock Theatre ‘Young Contemporaries at the Peacock’. 2006
 

2006 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Show
 

2006 Pale Space Gallery, Thomas St Dublin 8
 

 2005 National Photographic Archive, Dublin 2
 

2004 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Show
 

ARTIST TALKS

2017 'Practice and Process' National College of Art and Design, Dublin

2016 'The Art of Photography' The Darkroom, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

2016 'Evolution of a Project' Griffith College BA in Photography

2016 'Evolution of a Practice/Project)' National College of Art and Design, Dublin

2015 RHA Annual show - The Art of Photography with Amelia Stein

2013 'Process and Practice Development' - Crawford College of Art, Cork

2012 'Exhale' - Center for Emerging Visual Artists - Philadelphia, US



AWARDS AND GRANTS

2016 Bank of Ireland Student of the year award

2015 Hennessy Portrait Award -  Finalist

2014 Hennessy Portrait Award – Finalist

2014 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Finalist

2012 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (3rd Edition) Finalist

2012 Culture Ireland Grant

2007 Visual Arts Bursary (Arts Council)

2005 Primary Colour Award for Best Use of Contemporary
Photography.

 

COLLECTIONS

DIT Faculty of Arts Collection and various private collectors.

COMMISSIONS

2017 Central Bank of Ireland Art Commission - curator Valerie Connor

 PUBLICATIONS, FEATURES AND TV

 

2016 Jeune Magazine - Central St Martins Student Publication (Youthreach Project)

2016 Cada Dia un Fotografo, Spain (Promise)

2016 Clavoardiendo Magazine, Spain (Promise)

2015 Sunday Times Culture Magazine - Review Hennessy Portrait Prize 2015

2015 Phosmag (Exhale)

2014 RTE2, The Works,  (Hennessy Portrait Prize)

2014 RTE, 6 One News (Hennessy Portrait Prize)

2014 Vulgo (Promise)

2014 National Gallery of Ireland website (Hennessy Portrait Prize)

2014 PhotoMonitor (Feature – Promise)

2014 Metro Herald (Hennessy Portrait Prize)

2014 Sunday Times Magazine (Hennessy Portrait Prize)

2014 Northside People Newspaper (Promise)

2014 Dundrum Gazette Newspaper (Promise)

2013 Independent Newspaper Magazine (Feature - New Irish Works)

2013 Totally Dublin Magazine (feature New Irish Works)

2013 New Irish Works (Book)

2012 Prism Photography Magazine issue 3 (Every Second Friday)

2012 Super Massive Black Hole Magazine (Tradition Keepers and Delight Makers)

2012 Family Dynamics catalogue published by Blurb (Every Second Friday)

2011 F-Stop Magazine. Issue No. 48. (Every Second Friday)

2009 Sunday Tribune. (Exhale)