Artists Biography

Dominic Thorpe is an Irish visual artist who works primarily through the body in performance, drawing, video and photography. His work often involves contextual and relational based processes. Through his practice he engages with subject matter that has significant social importance, often related to issues of trauma and injustice. He has shown and performed work widely internationally and in Ireland, including at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Bergen Museum of Art Norway, the Bangkok Cultural Centre Thailand and the Galway Arts Centre Ireland. He has received numerous awards and bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland, the Kildare County Council, Culture Ireland and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland. For Unit1 he has co-curated the work of over 70 Irish and International artists. In 2006 he received an MA in Fine Art Practice from the National College of Art and Design Dublin. He currently works at the Creative Well, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge and at KCAT Arts Centre Kilkenny. He received an MA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design Dublin in 2006. He is a member of the Dublin based Performance Collective.
Dominic Thorpe is currently the first artist in residence at the humanities department of University College Dublin.