Aideen Doran (she/her) is an artist from Ireland, living in Scotland.
Her work addresses structures of power, the production of knowledge and the status of labour in an increasingly digital world. Doran works primarily with video and sound, collaging image, sound and text to construct strange new narratives that revisit historical moments, analyse the contemporary world and look speculatively to the future.
Selected exhibitions, screenings, talks etc are listed below.
Exhibitions, Screenings & Commissioned Projects Forthcoming: 2021 Freelands Artist Programme (Title TBC), group show at Freelands Foundation, London, January 2021. 2021 Work Songs, group show as part of Glasgow International, Spring 2021. Recent: 2018 In/Action, group show at Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, November 2018. 2018 Physical Touch, screening programme at The MAC, Belfast, October 2018. 2018 Lavish and Judicious, group show at CCA Derry/Londonderry, August 2018. 2018 32nd SIBMAS Conference, screening of Bodies in Motion, Paris, June 2018. 2018 Bodies in Motion, screening programme curated by Tiffany Boyle, Glasgow Film Theatre, June 2018. 2018 Bone Meal, group show at The Hidden Gardens as part of the Glasgow International Supported Programme, April 2018. 2018 Lux Salon selected by Seamus Harahan, Lux, London, March 2018. 2017 Online commission for Transmission Gallery, September 2017 and ongoing. 2017 Catalyst Commissions, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, June 2017. 2017 Moving Image Commission for Flatpack Film Festival/Catalyst Arts, April 2017. 2016 Artist talk and screening as part of AMINI at The Mac, Belfast, November 2016. 2016 Footnoting the Archive, commissioned online project by MAP magazine as part of Edinburgh Art Festival, August 2016. 2016 Salted Findings, screening at Pig Rock Bothy at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, July 2016. 2016 Neo Neo, live audio-visual performance commissioned by The Black Box Belfast and supported by the PRS for Music Foundation, August 2016 2016 Mineral Supplements, performance and reading at SWG3, Glasgow 2016 The Imagined City, city audio tour commissioned by Household and Place Gallery, Belfast, April 2016. 2016 Coppice, group show at Verge Gallery, Sydney, March 2016. 2016 SetBackground, group show at Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh. 2016 Power User, screening at Newbridge Projects, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 2015 Artist’s Moving Image Northern Ireland, screening event at Platform Arts, Belfast. 2015 Film Open touring programme: Spike Island, Bristol& touring to Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, Transmission, Glasgow and ICA, London. 2015 Im Bau (solo project), Grand Union, Birmingham. 2015 After Hours (2 person show w/ Fiona Chambers), Platform Arts, Belfast. 2014 East End Transmissions, group show at The Pipe Factory, Glasgow. 2014 The Ghost in the Machine (2 person show w/ Marianne Keating), Galway Arts Centre, Galway city, Ireland. 2014 After Hours (2 person show w/ Fiona Chambers), Glasgow Project Room. 2014 Looking for Work, group show at Regina Rex, Brooklyn, US. 2014 MEDIATING LANDSCAPE, group show curated by Flip Projects at Sala Murat, Bari, Italy. 2013 Momentous Times, group show at CCA Derry/Londonderry, Derry/Londonderry. Publications & Writing 2018 Contribution to ‘Doris’, published by Soft Fiction Projects.. 2016 ‘Possiplex’, paper commissioned by MAP magazine and published in Endnotes, July 2016. 2016 ‘Oblomov’s Dream: An Art Practice-Led Enquiry Into Radical Boredom in the Network World’, published in A Peer Reviewed Journal About Excessive Research. Published by the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Aarhus University. 2016 ‘Power Users’, published in A Peer Reviewed Newspaper About Excessive Research. Published by the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Aarhus University in collaboration with Transmediale festival of art & digital culture. GRANTS AND AWARDS 2018 Shortlisted for the 2019 Margaret Tait Award for moving image artists based in Scotland. 2017 Glasgow Life Visual Art and Craft Maker Award. 2017 Creative Scotland Open Project Funding. 2017 Support for the Individual Artist Award, awarded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. 2016 Shortlisted for the 2017 Margaret Tait Award for moving image artists based in Scotland. 2015 Support for the Individual Artist Award, awarded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. 2014 Support for the Individual Artist Award, awarded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Artist's International Development Fund (sponsored by CCA Derry/Londonderry), awarded by the British Council. RESIDENCIES 2018 Talbot Rice Residents programme (with Talbot Rice Gallery and Edinburgh University), until Autumn 2020. 2018 Hospitalfield Summer Visual Art Residency, July 2018. 2017 CCA Creative Lab Residency, September 2017 2016 The Kiln Project Residency, commissioned by Cass Sculpture Foundation and supported by West Dean College, Chichester. August 2016. 2014 Connect/Exchange, residency at Stills Gallery of Photography, Edinburgh supported by Northern Film and Media, Gateshead. May-June 2014. 2013 International artist in residence, Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka.