Meadhbh O'Connor MRSS
Méadhbh O’Connor ('Maeve'), born 1984, is an Irish artist who works at the conjunction of art, science, and environmentalism. She works through sculpture and sculptural installation. Over the years she has steadily formed an art practice in which she works closely with scientists and experts in other fields, particularly those with whom she shares concern for environmental topics.
Many of her projects alternate between carefully constructed and engineered sculptural installation, and ephemeral work that is less controllable and predictable. Many of the ephemeral projects relate to environmental themes, and she has made installations using, for instance, living mushrooms, living plants, peat ash, coal, water, growing salt crystals, and more. Often her projects are large-scale and involve considerable effort and technical prowess to construct.
She has shown in numerous selected shows in Ireland and more recently, internationally. She lectures part-time in the University College Dublin (UCD) College of Science.
Méadhbh is currently exhibiting at the Antarctic Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale of art and was selected by Alexander Ponomarev, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Hani Rashid, Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi and Nadim Samman.