Artist Bio
Ciaran Dunbar undertook a BA in Photography at the Ulster University, Belfast. Ciaran’s
parents originated from Northern Ireland but left in the 1980s to escape the Troubles.
Dunbar’s work explores issues of identity, displacement, and his relationship with his
immediate locality. It is concerned with the tensions that lie beneath the surface, spatial
planning, land usage and its impact on communities. His work has been featured in
numerous exhibitions across Ireland as part of the Reframing the Border programme.
In 2021 he was selected for the Galleries Without Walls Photo Museum Ireland/Regional
Cultural Centre / Nerve Centre Artists Collaborative Commission. He is currently an Artist-
in Residence in Photo Museum Ireland. He was awarded an Arts Council of Ireland
Bursary in 2021. His artist’s monograph Diesel was published by Photo Museum Ireland in
2022. Ciaran lives and works in County Louth.

Artistic CV

Shortlisted for the ICP / GOST First PhotoBook Award 2019

In Our Own Image: Chapter 3-The Politics of Place,2022, Photo Museum Ireland
Images Are All We Have, 2022, Museum Of Contemporary Photography of Ireland, PhotoIreland
Three Views Of A Border, 2022, An Íontas Arts Centre
Three Views Of A Border, 2022, An Táin Arts Centre
Galleries With[Out] Walls,2021, Museum Of Crypto Art
Galleries With[Out] Walls, 2021, Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny Ireland
Galleries With[Out] Walls, 2021, Photo Museum Ireland
National Photography Collection,2021, Photo Museum Ireland
Reframing 100, 2021, Photo Museum Ireland
Reframing The Border (Projection), 2018, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton
Reframing The Border, 2018, The Gallery Of Photography, Dublin
Reframing The Border, 2018, Remote Photo Festival, R.C.C, Letterkenny
The Wise, 2015, The Library Project, PhotoIreland, Dublin
Notes From The Margins, 2015, The Gallery Of Photography, Dublin
Realigning, 2014, County Museum, Dundalk
End of year show, 2013, University of Ulster, Belfast
Diesel, Self-Published, 2022
Xborder, The Corridor, 2019
Point.51 Magazine, 2019
The Guardian Newspaper, 2017

Online Magazines
Trip Magazine 2017
Tranmission Newletter, The Velvet Cell 2017
Phosmag 2017

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