Artist Biography

I am a contemporary artist and educator. My art projects are collaborative and focus on people joining together in action to protect or develop an aspect of their local commons. My practice supports sustainable models within various ecological contexts and addresses issues of land use, lost knowledge, social justice and biodiversity. Creative out put includes drawings, video, publications, walks  and pedagogical exchange.

I grew up in Kitwe, Zambia and later lived in Durban, South Africa where I completed a degree in Fine Art (2000). I have a Masters in Fine Art from National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2005- 2007) and  Post Graduate Diploma's  in Third Level Teaching and Learning (2010) and in International Development Studies (2004). I currently live in Dublin, Ireland.

contact: seoidin(at)gmail.com

 

Art Practice

Current  

2017 The Tree Line Project, Making great Art Work Award, curated by Oonagh Young and Mary Cremin

2017 Hard/Graft: towards community orchards, Citizen Artist Award, Studio 468

 

Past

2015  TULCA: Sea Change, County Education Commission: Orchard System

2015  Artist in resident with The Life Line Project funded by Dublin City Arts Office

2015  CONNECT Trinity college  commission for evolution of 'Seating System' : Affinity Space

2015   Artist Armada, The South Docks Festival, Dublin

2014   The Quiet Rebel, performance for Site Work closing event curated by Jonathon Carroll     

2014   Floating Dialogues, Forecast Commission for Graignemanagh town funded by Leader Partnership

2014   Sharing Architecture Project the redesign of a Bus Shelter working with CIT student Bus Users.                

2014   Seeking The Village Art project with asylum seekers living in Direct Provision, Broadcast Gallery DIT 

2014   Dialogues of the Possible group show, Mermaid Arts Centre

2013   Action All Areas group show at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham

2013   ((O)) Clonlea Studio’s curated by Teresa Gillespie and Lee Welch

2013   The Producers collaboration with Graceland’s, Gradcam’s the food thing and SCR Community Garden     

2013   Seating System IETM Festival, Project Arts Centre Gallery

2012   Seating System Dublin Art Book Fair, Temple Bar Gallery and Studio

2012   Field Work Exhibition, workshops and publication The Red Stables Gallery.

2012   Loose Structures The Drawing Project, IADT, Dun Laoghaire

2012   TRESPASS, Dublin Biennial, The Docklands

2011   ART 21, Inside the Artists Studio, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki Greece

2011 The Beuysian Swimming Club, Essomenia, The Peoples Park, Dun Laoghaire

2010   Collective Dreaming a project I curated with artists responding to Community Garden, Exchange Gallery

2010   Mapping Flight Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland

2010   TRESPASS (5 film works) TULCA Arts Festival ‘Living on the Edge’ Galway, Ireland

2009 TRESPASS exhibition at The LAB (5 March- 18 April 2009), Dublin, Ireland

2009   TACTIC at The LAB, March, Dublin, Ireland

2008 TRESPASS Minimal Gallery, Chaing Mai, Thailand

2008   TRESPASSThe White Space Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2007 SCR Community Garden Project: while artist in residence at Studio 468

2007 Not there, Here: NCAD MA show, The Digital Hub Dublin

 

Publications

2013   ‘Slow Visibility’ Artist Pages published by Fugitive Papers

2012   The Red Stables Summer School ‘Field Work’ published by Dublin City Council Arts Office

2011   ‘Collective Dreaming’ The Exchange Gallery published by The Exchange Gallery

2010   TRESPASS (Dublin Works) published by TRESPASS

2009   TRESPASS (works made while resident at The Land Foundation)

2006   Drawings for Artist Pages Book Project: Pallas Heights Studios, Dublin

 

Awards

2016 Artist Bursary Award, Irish Arts Council

2015  Artist in The Neighbourhood Project funding, Dublin City Arts Office

2014   Cork Sharing Architecture: Bus Shelter Project

2013   Dun Laoghaire Arts Council Project Award

2012   Dun Laoghaire Arts Council Artist Bursary Award

2010   Arts Council Visual Artist Bursary Award

2010   CREATE Artist in Community Scheme Project Award ‘The Nomadic Mapping Project’

2009   Arts Council Project New Work Award, ‘TACTIC’

2008   Arts Council Participatory Bursary Award

2007   Arts Council New Work Project Award for ‘TRESPASS’

2007   Artist in the Community Research Award, CREATE/ Irish Arts Council

2000   Cum Laude in Fine Art, Natal Institute of Technology, Durban

 

Residencies

2017: Citizen Artist Award, Studio 468, Common Ground

2016: Residency at  Irish Museum of Modern Art and Grizedale Arts http://www.grizedale.org/

2013   Studio 468, artist Residency Award

2010   Artist Studio Residency TBGS

2009   Artist Research Residency ‘Airfield Trust’

2009    Artist Incubation Space Award for‘TACTIC’ (art and activism), The LAB

2008   Artist Residency Award at Rikrit Tiravanija’s ‘The Land’, Thailand in July and August

2006   Studio 468, Artist Residency Award, Common Ground, Rialto