Niamh O’Malley

b. 1975, Ireland

Through sculpture and moving-image installations, Niamh O’Malley situates her objects carefully, accounting for the room and the context with the same care and attention as she selects her distinct repertoire of materials. The artist takes notice of our distance from the world, complicating the potential function of each elusively familiar object she makes.

Niamh O’Malley was born in County Mayo and lives in Dublin, Ireland. In 2022, Niamh O’Malley represented Ireland at the 59th Venice Biennale in the solo exhibition, ‘Gather’. After its success in Venice, her work travelled across three institutional locations in Ireland in the spring of 2023: Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin (2023); The Model, Sligo (2023); Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2023). Recent solo exhibitions include Vardaxoglou Gallery, London (2023); John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (2021); Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, IE (2019); Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, IE (2019); Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, AT (2018); Bluecoat Liverpool, UK (2015); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, IE (2017). O’Malley has been recipient of multiple residencies and awards, including Funen Art Academy, DK (2014); HIAP, Helsinki, FI (2008); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE (2008); Firestation Artists Studios (2005-8); International Studio Programme Residency at PS1, MoMa, USA (2003/04); and the Northern Irish Fellowship at The British School at Rome, IT (2000).  Niamh O’Malley’s work is included in numerous private and public collections such as the The Hugh Lane, Dublin City Gallery; Irish Museum of Modern Art; the Arts Council of Ireland, Office of Public Works, Ireland; Stefan Stolitzka Collection, Graz; FRAC Méca-Nouvelle Aquitaine, France and Galleria Arte Moderna, Turin. 


Niamh O'Malley
John Hansard Gallery
27 Nov 2021-26 Feb 2022
Flower in the Wind
21 Apr-30 Jun 2023
Niamh O’Malley
Vardaxoglou Gallery
2 Jun-14 Jul 2023