About Dara McGrath


Born Limerick City 1970. Living in Cork, Ireland

1994-1997 National Diploma in Photography, Dun Laoighaire College of Art and Design/Dublin (Ireland)
2003-2005 MA in Visual Arts Practice (Art-making), Institute of Art Design, and Technology Dublin (Ireland)

Solo Exhibitions/Installations

2008 ‘Deconstructing the Maze’ Site-Specific installation, The former Maze/Long Kesh Prison, (Northern Ireland)
2007 “Idensitat”- Priorat Centre d’Art, Barcelona, Site-Specific installation (Spain)
2006 “Days Like These”. Site-Specific installation, Triskel Arts Centre/Cork City (Ireland)
2006 “Green Lands” ArdBia Arts Space/Galway City (Ireland)
2005 “Boundaries”?Site-specific installation / Cork City, European City of Culture 2005 (Ireland)
2004 “A Land Removed” Site-Specific, Rathowen Community Hall/ WestMeath (Ireland).
2004 “Plantation”?Studio 6 Temple Bar Gallery / Dublin and site-specific installation, Sligo (Ireland)
2003 “By The Way”?Draiocht Arts Centre / Dublin, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery/Cork, Droichead Arts Centre/Drogheda (Ireland)
2003 “Between the Lines”?Uberbau Gallerie/Dusseldorf, (Germany) and Galerie Nei Licht / (Luxembourg)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 'De Grens/La Frontiere', Centre des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles
2011 'Field Work' Black Box Gallery Portland Oregon
2011 'Convergence', Siemens Arts Space, Beijing
2010 'Cube Open' Centre for the Urban and Built Environment Manchester
2010 'Minutiae' Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
2010 ‘The Market Eate Project” The Market Estate, Islington (London)
2010 ‘Paper Links’ Tsinghua Academy of Arts (Beijing) 2010
2009 ‘What Lies Beneath: Nature and Urban Landscape in E.U. Photography’ Fotoweek DC (Washington)
2009 ‘ECO 09’,Exeter Contemporary Open (UK)
2009 ‘Subjective Rejection,’ The Factory Islington, London
2009 ‘The City’ SiNordic Arts Space, Beijing (China)
2008 ‘Singapore International Photo Festival, National Museum of Singapore (Singapore)
2008 ‘The Lives of Spaces’ Irish Pavillion, 11th International Architecture Biennale Venice (Italy)
2008 ‘European Night, La Nuit de l’Année, Rencontres d’Arles (France)
2008 ‘Home/Visitant’, Priorat Centre d’Art, 2008 Barcelona (Spain)
2008 ‘Let Go’ RHA/Monster Truck Gallery 2008 (Ireland)
2008 ‘EV+A 08’ Limerick City Gallery of Art/Limerick City (Ireland)
2007 ‘Two Minds’, Golden Thread Gallery/Belfast (Northern Ireland)
2007 ‘Beyond the Countryside’, Lewis-Glucksman Gallery/Cork City (Ireland)
2007 ‘Mysteries and Secrets.’ Kanus Photo Days’07, F Galerija, Kaunas, (Lithuania)
2007 ‘What the Roof Dreamt’, Two Rooms Gallery, Newton, Auckland. (New Zealand)
2007 ‘Home/Away’, Idensitat ‘07, Barcelona, (Spain)
2007 ‘Thru Irish Eyes’, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Daxing, Beijing (China).
2006 ‘Heart Lands’ River Bank Arts Centre, NewBridge (Ireland)
2006 ‘Another Product’ Corner House, Manchester/(England)
2005 ‘Making Things Better’, East05, Norwich Gallery/Norwich (England)
2005 ‘European Eyes on Japan Vol.7’Iwate Museum of Modern Art (Japan)
2005 ‘C2’ Crawford Municipal Art Gallery/Cork City (Ireland)
2003 ‘Contemporary Photography’ Model+Niland Gallery/Sligo (Ireland)
2002 ‘Day lighting The City’?National Sculpture Factory / Cork City (Ireland)
2001 ‘EV+A Expanded’ Limerick City Gallery of Art/Limerick City (Ireland) 2000 ‘Perspective’ Ormeau Baths Gallery / Belfast?Northern Ireland?
2000 ‘Emerging European Creation’, Les Subsistances/Lyon (France)
1998 ‘Community and Conflicts’, Salle Allende, Universite Libre De Brussels/Brussels (Belgium)


Art & Architecture, Building Material -19 Autumn 2009
Irish Arts Review- Autumn 2008
Deconstructing The Maze (self-publication/Tonic Design 2008)
Two Minds (GT Gallery/Royal Society of Ulster Architects, Dec 2007)
Atelier/Draoicht Arts Centre, 2003?
Source Magazine (Olympus Commission)(Photo Works North/Gallery of Photography, Spring 2000)
European Eyes on Japan Vol.7 (Japan Today/ E.U.-Jap Fest, June 2005)
Days Like These (Triskel Arts Centre, June 2006)
Plantation (Sligo County Council/Dara McGrath 2006)


Glucksman-Invited U.C.C./Cork City (Ireland) 2007
Royal Institute of Ulster Architects (United Kingdom)-2007
Lewis-Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork/Cork City (Ireland)-2005
Sligo County Council/Sligo (Ireland)-2006
Westmeath County Council/Westmeath (Ireland)-2004
E.U. Eyes on Japan Vol.7 (Tokyo)- 2004
Pepenieres pour le Jeune Artistes du Europe(Luxembourg)- 2000


2010 Visual Artists Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland (Ireland)
2008 New Work Award, Arts Council of Ireland (Ireland)
2007 National Sculpture Factory, DesIre Artists Bursary (Ireland)
2006 Visual Artists Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland (Ireland)
2006 Artist’s Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland (Ireland)
2003 Allied Irish Banks Art Prize2003 (Ireland)
2003 Cork City Council Visual Arts Bursary (Ireland)
2000 Arts Council of Ireland Travel Award (Ireland)
1999 Pepenieres pour le Jeune Artistes du Europe (France)

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