David Dunne.

Born in Dublin, Lives in Co Wicklow, Ireland.

Education: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology.

Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, New Jersey US.

Arts Council Peer Panel 2021- 2026.


Selected Solo exhibitions;

2022 Altered State/ the liquid of our modernity, KAVA, The Courthouse Kinvara Co Galway.

2019 Corridor / Transfer, Werkstadt Arts Union, Neukolln, Berlin, Germany. Curators Jule Böttner, Jason Benedict

2017 Refuge,  Power/ Dibility  Werkstadt Arts Union, Neukolln, Berlin, Germany. Curators Jule Böttner, Jason Benedict.

2016 Systema Naturae Maskinhallen, Not Quite, Fengersfors, Sweden.  Curator Malin Palmn. 

2013 “If you could change the world “The Market Studios, Dublin. Ireland.

2010 Anus Mundi, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland.

2002 Florida Holocaust Museum, St Petersburg, Florida, USA.

Curator Dr Stephen Feinstein.    

2002 Red Brick Arts Centre, Aspen, Colorado, USA.

2000 Minimal Metaphors Arco Building, Keble College, Oxford University, Oxford UK.  Remembering For The Future 2000.

Curators Professor Edward Timms and Dr Deborah Schultz. German-Jewish Studies ,University of Sussex, UK.

1996 Drogheda Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland.

1995 Wounds Jo Rain Gallery (Kevin Kavanagh) Dublin, Ireland

1987 Forms Limerick City Gallery of Art Limerick, Ireland.  Curator Paul O’ Reilly.

1986 Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland.  The Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, NI UK.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Ancestral Houses, LolliGo Art Space 978, Beijing, Hamilton Gallery touring exhibition Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hong Kong, China.

2022 "Howl" David Dunne & Joe Butler, Alternative Kilkenny Arts, Cassagh House, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.

2021 Fuzzy Logic 126 Artists-Run Gallery, Galway. Ireland.

Curator:Simon Fennessy Corcoran.

2021 Meditations in Time of Civil War, W B Yeats, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo.

2020  "Fuzzy Logic" Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group, Cork Ireland. Artists, Ailbhe Ni Bhrian & Ben Reilly and

126 member artists David Dunne & Lorraine Cleary, 

Curator Simon Fennessy Corcoran.

2020  Among School Children WB Yeats, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland.

2020 "Housekeeping" Jeannie Avent Gallery, London,United Kingdom Curator Jessica Mankowska

2019 VVM9 “Mercatus Liber-Free Market” Hamilton House, Bristol, United Kingdom. Curator Marina Moreno.

2019 Upcoming  July. Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen-W B Yeats  Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland. Touring to the Irish Consulate, New York City, New York, USA

2019 Hiatus:126 Artist-run Gallery, Members Exhibition, Galway, Ireland.

2019  Corridor a para site specific real time experiment collaboration P.u.r.e collective with David Dunne.

Concept & Performance Jagna Anderson Maria Ferrara Dodi Helschinger Susanne Soldan. Werkstadt Arts Union, Neukölln, Berlin, Germany. 

Curators Jule Böttner, Jason Benedict.

2018 W// can be us,  impro. per. arts . Intercultural Walking Art Project,  Berlin, Germany.

Curators: Jagna Anderson &  Dodi  Helschinger.

2018 Living in Hipperreality. Fringe Arts Festival, Bath, United Kingdom.

Curator: Kristian Stapleton.

2018 Thresholds: The Adjacent Possible Not Just Collective, The Tapestry Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Curator Nicola Roscoe-Calvert.

2017 The Drawing Hub, Silent Auction , GerichtstraBe, Berlin, Germany.

Curator: Jan Phillpp-Fruehsorge

2017  Antenna- transmitter Begehungen No 14 - Institut Potemkin -Kulturplast Rabenstein, Chemnitz, Germany.

Artist in Residence.

2017  Hinge/ Undercentral, Strano Film Festival, Capestrano, Abruzzo, Italy.

2017 Goodby Horses, Pilotenkueche Halla 14 Spinnerie, Leipzig, Germany.

Winterrundgang der SpinnereiGalerien Leipzig, Curator’s Ines Muff & Martin Holz,

2016 Gallery Bipolar, Haferkornstrabe, Leipzig, Germany.

2016 Kulturny Dom Lipsk /Salon Similde ,Leipzig ,Germany.

2016 14,12, 09, 07, 06, 05, 99, 91 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

2015 Snap to Grid Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art CA USA

2015“Roots” OTGF,  Mount Vernon, Los Angeles, California, USA. Curator Malika Ali Harding.

2015 RUD AIR Open Studios, Laxarby, Sweden.

2013 Re/Turn, Temple Bar Galleries & Studios, Dublin. Ireland

2013 Anus Mundi, Denzille Cinema, Dublin. Ireland

2013 “Precursor”, Catalyst Arts Belfast NI UK

2013 “Circulation”, Flood / Monster Truck Curator Paul McAree

2013 IMPRINT Zine, Fail Better, The Market Studios, Dublin.  Curators Eimear Tynan, Gráinne Tynan.

2013 PostCards from the Edge, Visual AIDS, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York City, USA.

2012 DAS Open, Digital Art Studios, Belfast, NI UK Curator Angela Halliday.

2012 Rua Red Winter Open Show, Dublin. Curators: Rayne Booth (TGB&S) Hilary Murray (Irish Museum of Modern Art,) Hugh McCarty (Artist) Carolyn Jones (Acting Director Rua Red).

2012 7th Berlin Biennale, Artwiki, Berlin, Germany.

2011 “Cast 25”, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin. Ireland.

2010 6 th Edition Pixel Pop, Urban Realities, 4 Site locations, New York/New Jersey, USA. Curators Jeanne Brasile & Hiroshi Kumagai.

2009 Anderson Ranch Arts Centre, Colorado USA.

2009 Irish Contemporary Art Dix Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

2009 RHA Open Exhibition Dublin. Invitation

2008 Solomon Gallery, Sculpture Open Iveagh Gardens, Dublin Ireland.

2007 EV+a A Sense of Place LCGA. Limerick, Ireland.  Curator Klaus Ottomann, (Germany/USA)

2007 Kinsale Arts Festival, Kinsale, Cork Ireland Invitation.

2000-07 Hallward Gallery Dublin. Ireland.

2004 VIA 2 Camden St Dublin. Ireland.

2004 Contemporary Irish Art, O’Keeffe Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska USA.

2002 EV+a Heroes + Holies, LCGA, Limerick, Ireland.  Curator, Apinan Poshyananda (Thailand)

2002 Eigse, Carlow Arts Festival Carlow, Invitation

2001 Recent Acquisitions Limerick City Gallery Limerick, Ireland

2001 EV+a Expanded Limerick City Gallery Limerick, Ireland  Curator: Salah M Hassan, (Sudan/USA)

1998 EV+a Circus ZZ, LCGA. Limerick, Ireland Curator: Paul O Reilly

1998, 93,90 Iontas Open, Sligo Art Gallery Sligo, Ireland.

1994 Songs Of the Reaper, Project Art Centre, Dublin. Ireland 

1993 7 Irish Artists Gallery Furana, Hong Kong, China.

1993 Green on Red Gallery, Sculpture Open, Dublin. Ireland.

1992 Marlborough Studios, Group Exhibition, Ormand Building, Dublin, Ireland.

1992 Bogland Symposium, Municipal Gallery, The Hague, Holland.

1991 RHA Banquet Exhibition, Dublin Invitation, John Behan.

1991 Claremorris Open Exhibition, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Ireland

1990 Bogland Symposium Exhibition, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. NI United Kingdom.

1989/90/91/92 Fernhill Sculpture Open Submission. Dublin. Ireland

1982 Exhibition of Living Art, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

1979/80/81/ Independent Artists, Hugh Lane Gallery, Project Arts Centre,  Dublin,  Ireland.


Public Collections:

The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaion.

Kildare County Council.

Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick Ireland.

Irish Contemporary Art Collection.

James Joyce Collection, Martello Tower Dublin.

The Hope Foundation Los Angeles CA, USA,


Private Collections

Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, China, Australia.

USA: Aspen, New York, Minnesota, Los Angles, San Diego.


Selected Private Collections.

Mr John Behan Galway, Ireland.

Mr. Paul Mc Guinness . Dublin, Ireland.

Mr. Seamus & Marie Heaney. Dublin, Ireland.

Mr Bernard McCabe & Justice Máire Whelehan, Dublin, Ireland.

Mrs. Beth Martins, Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr Ruth Adler & Dr Conrad Goonerage. Former Australian Ambassador to Ireland

Mr. Gerald & Barbra Hines Huston, Texas, USA

Mr. Michael & Carol Thorsten, San Diego. USA

Mr. Michael Todd, Glendale, Los Angles, USA 



2020 Irish Arts Counci, Visual Arts Bursary Award

2019 Culture Ireland, Solo Exhibition Werkstadt Arts Union, Berlin Germany.

2017 Artist in Residence, Begehungen No 14 - Institut Potemkin Kulturplast, Rabenstein, Chemnitz, Germany.

2016/17 Visual Arts: Travel & Training, Irish Arts Council, Leipzig, Germany.

2009 Culture Ireland.  Helsinki, Finland.                               

2009 Anderson Ranch Arts Centre, Colorado USA Digital Media Award.

2008 Visual Arts: Travel & Training, Irish Arts Council, USA

2007 Visual Arts: Travel & Training, Irish Arts Council, Germany

2001 Visual Arts: Travel & Training, Irish Arts Council, Poland

1996 Visual Arts: Travel & Training, Irish Arts Council, Germany / Poland

2000 Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dublin, Ireland.

1998, 2002, EV+a Open International Award.   https://www.eva.ie 



2018 Rud Air, Artist in Residency Program, Laxarby, Dalsland, Sweden.

2017 Artist in Residence, Begehungen No 14 - Institut Potemkin Kulturplast Rabenstein, Chemnitz, Germany.

2016/17 Pilotenkueche International Art Program, Leipzig, Germany.

2016 Rud Air, Artist in Residency Program, Laxarby, Dalsland, Sweden.

2015 Rud Air, Artist in Residency Program, Laxarby, Dalsland, Sweden.

2009 Anderson Ranch Arts Centre, Snowmass, Colorado, USA.

2007, 2002 LCGA EV+a. Artist in the Gallery Program.

2003 Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Thailand, EV+a Open Award.



2010 The Irish Times, Aiden Dunne, The Ticket (Panel) Oct 8th Anus Mundi. Garter Lane Arts Center, Waterford.

2007 The Irish Times, Aiden Dunne, April 5th EV+a

2007 The Sunday Times, Culture, Cristin Leach, June 3rd RHA 

2007 Irish Independent, Mary Coll April 6th 2007 EV+a

2004 The Irish Times, Aiden Dunne, Via 2, Camdem St, Dublin.

2002 The Irish Times, Aiden Dunne, Eigse, Carlow, June 19th

2002 RTE, The View  EV+a 19th March

2001 The Sunday Times, Culture, Catherine Daly, May 6th  EV+a

2001 Third Text, Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art, Valerie Conner, No 56 Autumn EV+a

1990 In Dublin, John Hutchinson, Sculpture in Context

1989 Circa, Margaret MacNaimidhe, Sculpture in Context, May

1987 The Irish Times April 29th , Gallery of Photography

1987 Sunday Tribune, (Panel) Sean Mc Crum. Gallery of Photography 3rd May.


Catalogues / Publications

2022 Altered State/ The liquid of our modernity,  Essay by Aidan Dunne.

2020 Irish Arts Review Autumn (September-November) Fire & Freedom Feature by Mike Fitzpatrick and John Behan.

2020 Refuge, Power-Debility, Räume .spaces Art Book Collection Tokyo/Kyoto, Japan 

2019 Nineteen hundered and Nineteen by W B Yeats, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland.

Forward by Ambassador Daniel Mulhall.

2017 Begehungen No 14, Institut Potemkin  Kunst-& Kulturfestival, Chemnitz, Germany . Printed in German, English and Braille

2017 The Visual Artists News Sheet Finding Refuge Issue 4 July-August

2017 Refuge, Power-Debility, Macht-Ohnmacht, Werkstadt Arts Union, Berlin – Neukölln, essay in English and German by Jule Böttner

2016 The Visual Artists News Sheet Issue 2  July-August  

2016 Provinstidningen Irlandskt Besox Not Quite, Sweden. 28th May

2013 Circulation, Paul McAree, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin

2013 IMPRINT Zine, Fail Better. Grainne Tynan, The Market Studios Dublin.

2001 Eigse Carlow Visual Arts.

2000 Shoah, Minimal Metaphors, Forward by Mike Fitzpatrick, Dean Limerick School of Art, Limerick, Ireland.

1995 “Wounds”, Joe Rain Gallery, Forward by Caoimhín Mac Giollaléith, Academic and Art writer


EV+a Publications:

A Sense of Place 2007.  Heroes & Holies  2002.  Expanded 2001.  Circus ZZ 1999.



Member:  Visual Artist Ireland and126 Artist-Run Gallery Galway. Ireland.