‘For me art is a compulsion to connect with my surroundings, and create a sense of place. The process of making art is born out of innate curiosity and excitement at phenomenal occurrences around me.’
Áine Ní Chíobháin is an artist born in Cork City with family roots in Corca Dhuibhne. She is living and working in Dingle since 2007. She has an Honours Degree from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork City. Her artwork is found in many public and private collections including HETAC, CIT and Kerry County Council, Ireland. She is a recipient of numerous awards including bursary awards, project awards, and residency awards from Ealaín na Gaeltachta (Arts Council of Ireland & Údarás na Gaeltachta), Kerry County Council and Cork Film Centre. She has been selected for ongoing commissions by South Wind Blows with funding allocated from Derry City Council & Derry-Londerry Capital of Culture and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
She has participated in residencies at Cil Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Ireland (2015), Wild Valley Art Park, Sydney, Australia (2013), The Parlour Studios (ResArtis), Melbourne, Australia, (2013), An Lab, Dingle, Ireland (2011) and more. She most recently undertook a residency program as part of the Cil Rialaig Art Centre, Ballinskelligs 2015/16 to create an edition of copper-plate etchings.
Ní Chíobháin has exhibited in many group exhibitions and installations. Her most recent solo exhibitions include Faoi Dhraíocht ag Ceol na Farraige, Áras Éanna, Inis Oirr, Galway 2016, Élumna, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Kerry 2016.
Áine was officially selected for Tionól, Sabhal Mór Ostaigh, Isle of Skye, (2013), Orgi 4, Kings ARI, Sydney, Australia (2013), RHA 182nd Annual Exhibition, RHA Galley, Dublin. (2012), Crosbhóthar, Dingle, Connemara and Donegal and on The National Gallery of Ireland, Culture Night (2011 & 2012), Cork Arttrail, Tig Filí, Cork (2004/2005), Labyrinth at Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, a Cork European Capital of Culture commission (2005), And Introducing, West Cork Arts Centre (2003).
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Faoi Dhraíocht ag Ceol na Farraige, Áras Éanna, Inis Oirr, Galway.
2016 Élumna, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Kerry, Ireland.
2013 Istigh sa Ghleann, Wild Valley, Sydney, Australia.
2011 Guthanna Eile, Feile na Bealtaine, Dingle, Kerry.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016, Thiar/Here, An Lab, Dingle, Co. Kerry.
2016 Original Print Source, Origin Gallery, Dublin.
2015 Impressions Biennale, Tionól, Sabhal Mór Ostaigh, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
2013 Loganam, Féile na Bealtaine, Goat Street Studios, Dingle, Kerry.
2013 Orgi 4, Kings ARI, Kings Stree, Melbourne CBD, Australia.
2013 Curated Screening, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
2013 Other Voices Art Installation, Leman Street, London.
2013 Other Voices Art Installation, An Chultúrlann, Derry/Londerry.
2014 Guthanna Eile, Other Voices music trail, Dingle, Kerry.
2012 RHA, 182nd Annual Exhibition, RHA Galley, Dublin.
2012 Crosbhóthar, Dingle, Connemara, Donegal, The National Gallery.
2012, Off the Record, Culture Night, Dingle, Kerry.
2012, Sceitseálacha Aniar, St. John’s Art Centre, Listowel, Kerry.
2011 Chun na Farraige Síos, An Lab, Dingle, Kerry.
2008 Expansion, Greenlane Gallery, Holyground, Dingle, Kerry.
2010 Small Works from West Kerry, Greenlane Gallery, Paris, France.
2005 One Day, One Day Artist’s Collective, St. Luke’s Church, Cork.
2005 Labyrinth, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork Capital of Culture 2005.
2003 Selected Gaeltacht Artists, Ionad an Teanga Labhartha, UCC, Cork.
2002 Smaointí as Cill Áirne, Kerry County Library, Killarney, Kerry.
2004 Electric Rain, Cork ArtTrail, Cork.
2002 Smaointí ón Blascáod, Ionad an Bhlascaod, OPW, Kerry.
2003 And Introducing, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork.
2002 Cork Arttrail, Tig Filí, Cork.
2002 Cork Artsfest, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork.
AWARDS / COMISSIONS / RESIDENCIES
2011-2016 Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Visual Art Bursary.
2011 – 2016 Other Voices, South Wind Blows, Art Commission.
2011 Ealaíontór Cónaithe, An Lab, Dingle, Co. Kerry.
2015 Cill Rialaig Art Residency, Ballinskelligs, Kerry.
2013 Derry City Council, Uk Capital of Culture, Art Bursary.
2013 Art Residency, The Parlour Studios, Melbourne (Res ARTIS).
2013 Art Residency, Wild Valley Art Park, Sydney.
2011 & 2012 Kerry County Council bursary.
2011 Public Art Comission, Kerry County Council, Dingle.
2003 Cork Film Centre, Best Use of Moving Image.
Cill Rialaig Collection 2015.
Dingle Community Hospital 2014.
Kerry County Council, Purchase Award, 2004.
HETAC, Purchase Award, 2003.