Valerie Driscoll works with photography, video and performance to devise strategies for the interlacing of visual culture and political philosophy. Her current research-based practice examines the relationship between the human body and the technological. Driscoll uses popular culture and online environments to explore machinic elements of the human body and juxtaposes this with human elements of machines. Playing with our reliance on technology as well as our desire to use technology to make order out of chaos, Driscoll deconstructs the relationship and examines the socio-political as well as the personal.

Her work is regularly exhibited internationally and supported by the Arts Council. Driscoll studied contemporary photography, practices and philosophies at Central Saint Martins College of Art, London where she was awarded an MA. She now lives and works in Ireland. 

AWARDS

Art Gemini Prize – Public Choice Award

Arts Council England International Grant

Winner of ‘Surrealism’ Barbican Art Centre with Jotta Magazine, London

Deutsche Bank Fine Art Photography Award, London- finalist

Strata SE1 Emerging Artist Award

EDUCATION

2015 MA Photography,  Central Saint Martins, London

2010 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Camberwell College of Art, London

RESIDENCIES

‘Ace Pirar, Buenos Aires, Artist in Residence

Artist Residency - SaLE Docks, Venezia

Burren College of Art, Clare -Artist in Residence

The Market Estate Project, Artist in Residence

PUBLICATIONS

2018 Women Cinemakers Magazine (November)

2016 'Domestic Disturbance' Et Alia Gallery, text by Alex Schady

2015 None of the Above, Issue 2

2011 Super Massive Black Hole, Issue 7 'Colour'

2010 Vision - Aussicht aufs Leben, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie

           Circa, Review of 'Sceal Eile' at Courthouse Gallery written by Fiona Woods

SOLO SHOWS

2018 ‘End-to-End’ Fundacion Ace Para el Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires

2016 'Domestic Disturbance', Et Alia Gallery 

2013 'Beyond the End', Open Gallery, London

2010 'Scéal Eile' (Another Story), Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2018

Cinemakers, Berlin

London Open (shortlist screen) Whitechapel Gallery, London

'Cabaret' for International Women's Day Cork City, Ireland - Live Performance

2017

'Body Talk' The Complex Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

'Behind the Static', Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, USA 

2016

StudioBook, ArtWork Atelier, Manchester, UK

'None of the Above', La Casa Amarillo, Malaga, Spain

London Art Fair at Canvas 

2015

Flourescent, Soho Visual Arts Festival, London

'New Weapons', Blitz Gallery, Malta

‘Granfalloon’ Central Saint Martins College of Art, London

2014

Art Auction by Sotheby's, Lethaby Gallery, London

'New Living Art', Steambox Gallery, Dublin

Art Gemini Prize, London (Public Choice Award), Trispace Gallery, London

'Tomorrow Today', Bargehouse, London

2013

Colony 55, SaLE Docks, Venice

'Big Space Show', Central Saint Martins, London

'Big Deal No 5' Q-Park Cavendish Square, London

2012

Photo Ireland Festival, Dublin

'Space for Change', Parlour Gallery, London

'Family' Susak Biennale, Croatia

2011

'Surrealism' Barbican/Jotta, Barbican Art Centre, London

'Miniscule' Oblong Gallery, London (voted best in show)

The Market Estate Project, London www.marketestateproject.com

2010

'Vision – Aussicht aufs Leben', Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Germany

‘V22 The Sculpture Show’, London

CONFERENCE PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS

2016  Presentation of art practice plus panel discussion Artwork Atelier, Manchester

2015  Conference 'Photography in the 21st Century' Central Saint Martins College of Art, University of the Arts                    London Paper: Photography, the Information Machine and the Collective Apparatus

COLLECTIONS

Fundacion Ace Para el Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires

Private collections - Argentina, Germany, United Kingdom