Laura Ní Fhlaibhín

Born in Dublin, IRL, lives and works between London and Ireland

Laura Ní Fhlaibhín works with materials related to healing and nourishment. Sifting stories, materials and traces associated with site, memory, myth, narratives of care and the casting of spells, she creates complex but pithy material scenarios. These may incorporate condensed sculptural images, drawings, text, performance and formal gatherings of elements that serve as ritual artefacts and talismans.

Vita

MFA , First Class Honours with Distinction, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

BA Fine Art Painting/Visual Culture, First Class Honours with Special Commendation, National College of Art and Design (N.C.A.D.), Dublin, IRL

B.Ed. Education/English Literature, Dublin City University, Dublin, IRL

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions (selection)

Solo Show, curated by Seamus Mc Cormack, Commonage Projects, London, UK

Solo Show, Commonage Projects, London, UK

Wet Suction Spins Forever, two person show, Belmacz Gallery, London, UK
Wet wishes, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE

wishes for a wet warm afterlife by the blue willow pleasure pool, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, IRL

Slug Love, Luna Elaine Project Space, Southwark, London, UK

Trailblazer, Pallas Project Studios, Dublin, IRL

In the Marl Walled Court of the Fairyqueen, curated by Anne Mullee, Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, IRL

Róisín, silver, rockie, Palfrey Gallery, London, UK
In-between Seasons, two person show, Space Union, Seoul, ROK

Róisín, silver, rockie, Palfrey Gallery, London, UK
In-between Seasons, two person show, Space Union, Seoul, ROK

Group exhibitions (selection)

Two Person Show with Sean Lynch, The Complex, Dublin, IRL

3D Women: Works That Never Came To Life, Arthub, Deptford, London, UK
Group Show, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Meath, IRL

Materials for virtue/Incandescent flare, curated by Ángels Miralda, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE

Beuys Open Source, Belmacz, London, UK

Society of Nature, Zurich, CH

MEET, Peripheries Space, Gorey, IRL

Gargle, Almacantar Award recipients exhibition, London, UK

Gallery 126, Galway, IRL

Caol Áit, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, IRL

Balm, Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, London, UK

TULCA, Group Show, Galway, IRL

Deptford X, London, UK

Water jets were used on the 4 corners of the Building, Newington, London, UK

A speech that shows a chair in the middle, Enclave, London, UK

Speak Your Longing, Space Haebang, Seoul, ROK

Living Art Project, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, IRL

Foundation 14, Tullamore, Offaly, IRL

‘Precognition’, Talbot Gallery, Dublin, IRL

C30 C60 C90 GO!, NEUE Collective show, The Library Project, Dublin, IRL

Student and Recent Graduate Group Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, GB

Periodical Review 3, Pallas Project Studios, Dublin, IRL

Circulation, Monster Truck, Dublin, IRL

N.C.A.D.Graduate show, Dublin, IRL

Cursed, Catalyst Arts Centre, Belfast, GB

Cursed, Catalyst Arts Centre, Belfast, GB

Cursed, Catalyst Arts Centre, Belfast, GB

Publications

Slug Love, artist book, Luna Elaine Project Space, Southwark, London, GB

Gargle, publication, funded by Arts Council of England, GB

Selected Contributor, Living Arts Project Publication, Wexford Arts Office/Arts Council, IRL

Goldsmiths Almacantar Graduate Studio Award Stipendium, UK

Artlinks Stipendium für bildende Künstler*innen, IRL

Burren College of Art Emerging Artist Residency Award, Clare, IRL

Artlinks Stipendium für bildende Künstler*innen, IRL

Firestation Studios Sculpture Award Stipendium, IRL

Artlinks Stipendium für bildende Künstler*innen, IRL

National College Art Design, Stipendium für bildende Künstler*innen, Dublin

Artlinks Stipendium für bildende Künstler*innen, IRL

National College Art Design, Stipendium für bildende Künstler*innen, Dublin

Awards, grants

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award UK, Shortlist

Culture Ireland funding, ‘Wet Wishes‘, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE

Visual Artist Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland

Culture Ireland funding, ‘Materials for virtue/Incandescent flare’, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE

Visual Artist Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland

Developing Your Creative Practice Award, Arts Council of England

Culture Ireland funding, ‘Society of Nature’, Zurich, CH

Next Generation Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland
Material Matters, Collaborative Artlinks Award with Clare Breen, Mary Conroy, IRL

Firestation Artists’ Studios, Residency Award Recipient, IRL

Goldsmiths Almacantar Graduate Studio Award Bursary, UK
Artlinks Emerging Artist Bursary Award, IRL
Burren College of Art Emerging Artist Residency Award, Clare, IRL

Artlinks Emerging Artist Bursary Award, IRL

Firestation Studios Sculpture Award Bursary, IRL

 

Artlinks Emerging Artists Bursary Award 2013, IRL

National College Art Design, Dublin, staff bursary for Fine Art Paint Department student

Residencies

2022- Firestation Artists’ Studios, Dublin, IRL

Society of Nature, online, curated by Arianna Guidi

Superfluous Arts, London, UK

 

Burren College of Art Emerging Irish Artist Award, Clare, IRL

 

Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Wicklow, IRL

The Living Art Project, Wexford Arts Centre, IRL

 

Catalyst Arts Centre, Belfast, GB

Collections

Arts Council of Ireland

Selected Works

Laura Ní Fhlaibhín

A tally of carbon mounts, 2022

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Laura Ní Fhlaibhín

rub between your fingers and rub inside your clit and elevate your pelvis and let the warm willow oil lubricate and penetrate and drip and heat and seep and bring the best wetness pleasure and feeling, 2023

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Laura Ní Fhlaibhín

all the willows whisper their wishes for you, 2023

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stirrer, 2022

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a wet warm afterlife by the blue willow pleasure pool with leopard slugs and the egg guardian and vaginal pearl cascades and bends, 2023

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Laura Ní Fhlaibhín

drooping milk hills and giggling by the blue willow pleasure pool, 2022

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Selected Exhibitions