about the art
“At present, my work explores human sensory perception in architectural provisional spaces. I connect them to allow the viewer to recognise and interpret a familiar place. Experiences of loss, nostalgia and forgotten pasts are suggested through my use of transparent layers of imagery that are transformed unexpectedly.
I provide an ambiguous space for the viewer to recall the peripheral. A space that is in the midst of current, perpetual transformation; non-space.
I am interested in creating a sense of division using chaos and order to evoke an uncanny effect or altered cognitive states. This can be an indication of displacement. This can occur when one is confronted with the reality of reflecting on what once was."
about the artist
Aoife Claffey is a recent Fine Art graduate of the Crawford College of Art and Design.
Graduating with First Class Honours, she works with Photography, Video, Installation with the addition of Found Objects.
Aoife was awarded a Cork Printmakers Emerging Artist Bursary Award for 2019/2020. She was also awarded Crawford College of Art and Design Graduate Residency award in Multimedia for 2019/2020. She is undertaking a Graduate studio residency awarded by Sample Studios commencing in November 2019, which will culminate in a solo show in 2020. Aoife was also awarded Cork Film Centre Exhibition award and Bloomers ‘Emerging Female Artists’ award and will be featured in Issue 04 ‘Out of Body’ magazine. Her work is held in both public and private collections including Eli Lilly.
EI 724, IndieCork, Film Shortlisted at The GATE Cinema, Cork
Dismantle, CIT CCAD Degree Show, Cork
PRINT.ED #5, Espai Cultural Eina, Barra De Ferro, Barcelona, Spain
Dismantle Fundraiser’, Dali, Cork
TAUTOPHONY: Why do we rattle? Why do we sweat?, Kino Café, Cork
TROUVAILLE, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
BA Fine Art, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, IRE
Cork Craft and Design, Summer Internship
Assistant Curator at Past Present, Fota House Exhibition
Summer Internship with Filmmaker Linda Curtin at Cork Arts Collective