Statement and Bio

Ciara Rodgers (1982) is an artist living and working in Cork, Ireland. She previously studied a BA(hons) Fine Art and has an MFA from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork.

Ciara’s studio practice includes charcoal drawing, polaroid photography and sculptural installation. She is interested in the relationship we have the historic built environment and memories or speculation it can conjure within us. Locations can be haunting and uncanny as they insist upon the integration of the past into the present, like a dream, a false memory from a book or a scene from a movie.

The artist blurs time and place through large-scale charcoal drawings of buildings floating within non -descriptive vistas and Polaroid narratives which depict jarring but dreamlike excursions.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Lavit Gallery Members Exhibition 2020, opens Thursday 20th February 5.30pm

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Monuments of Abandoned Futures, LHQ Gallery, Library Headquarters, Carrigrohane Road, Cork. 19/9/19 – 10/10/19

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

JUNCTURES: memory and the built environment, a drawing project, Area Services Centre, Station Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, 23.1.20 – 13.2.20

2019

ARTSevilla 2019, BAUHAUS: a 100 años de la revolución total de un lenguaje. Curated by Noelia Arrincon. Sala Triunfo de la Casa de la Provincia, Sevilla, Spain. 28/11/19 – 12/01/20

Alternative Views, Blue House Gallery, Schull, May 2019

Members Exhibition, The Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork February/March 2019

2018

Memories of a Nervous System, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design master’s degree Show, No. 46 Grand Parade, Cork.

CURATORSHIP: Cork Centre for Architectural Education: Artists in Residence and MArch Endless [C]ity/Peripheral [C]ity Athens. Nano Nagle Centre, Cork City, May 2018

2017

The Present, Past, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

6Marks: CCAD Graduate Artists, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

Beyond Dialogue, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Degree Show, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork

AWARDS

MA:AP Artists Residency, CIT, Crawford College of Art and Design Jan 2019

CIT Arts Office Purchase Prize, Memories of a Nervous System, December 2018.

Eli Lilly Degree Show Purchase Prize, Art Committee, Eli Lilly, Kinsale, Cork, June 2017

E.U. Erasmus Programme, University of the Arts, Poznan, Poland, 2016