Sinéad O’Donnell has worked in performance, installation, site and time-based art for the past 15 years. Originally from Dublin and based in Belfast, Sinéad studied sculpture at the University of Ulster, textiles in Dublin and visual performance and time-based practices at Dartington College of Arts, graduating with distinction in 2003. She is this year’s recipient of Arts Council of Northern Ireland Mayor Award.
Her work explores identity, borders, and barriers through encounters with territory and the territorial. She sets up actions or situations that demonstrate complexities, contradictions or commonality between medium and discipline, timing and spontaneity, intuition and methodology, artist and audience. She uses photography, video, text, and collage to record her performances which often reveals an ongoing interest in the co-existence of other women and systems of kinship and identity.