Sinéad O’Donnell performs in Present to Presence, a performance art laboratory including Indonesian and UK-based artists. Presented as part of Melati Suryodarmo’s exhibition Passionate Pilgrim (17 May – 3 September 2023).
Panel Discussion: Melati Suryodarmo and Present to Presence artists
Sunday 4 June, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Free, booking essential
About the artist
Sinéad O’Donnell (b. 1975, Dublin, Ireland) has worked in performance, installation, site and time-based art for the past 25 years. Her work explores identity, borders and barriers through encounters with territory. O’Donnell sets up actions or situations that demonstrate complexities, contradictions or commonalities between medium and discipline, timing and spontaneity, intuition and methodology, artist and audience. She uses photography, video, text and collage to record her performances.
Based in Belfast, O’Donnell studied sculpture at the University of Ulster, textiles in Dublin and visual performance and time-based practices at Dartington College of Arts, UK. She was lead artist and curator for CAUTION, an Unlimited commission as part of the London 2012 Festival. O’Donnell received a Major Artist Award in 2017/18 from Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
This exhibition is supported by Bagri Foundation, British Council through the Connections Through Culture grants programme, Birmingham City University, University of Leeds, and the Melati Suryodarmo Exhibition Circle: A.I. Gallery; ShanghART, Tanya Michele Amador and Michiel Verhoeven; and Michelangelo and Lourdes Samson.
It is developed in collaboration with Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN), Jakarta, Indonesia.
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