Artist Bio

Ciarán Dunbar was born in 1982 in Dundalk, Ireland, where he currently lives and works. He gained a BA in Photography from the University of Ulster, Belfast, in 2013.

Having escaped The Troubles in the 1980’s, Ciaran’s parents, originally from the north of Ireland, settled in Dundalk. It is here, against the backdrop of this border town, that issues of identity, displacement and belonging have become the focus of Ciaran’s work to date.

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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