Cian Burke is an artist originally from Dublin, based in Sweden. Working primarily with photography, installation and text, his work sits at the intersection of documentary and the mannerisms of staged photography — where the notion of truth is up for negotiation. His practice is driven by a fascination in the role imagination plays in both art and various scientific systems of collecting and categorising, exploring ways in which both can be used for the production of knowledge as well as systems for the visualisation of certain perceived ‘truths’.
In 2019 he was selected for the 3rd cycle of the Parallel Photography Platform during which he developed his most recent body of work, exhibited since at Landskrona Photo Festival and Studio44, Stockholm. He has exhibited in Ireland, UK, Norway, Spain and Hungary.
In 2016 he self-published Terrestrial Excursions. His work was included in the Art & Theory publication (YPN Sweden). Recent awards include the Theodor & Hanne Mannheimer’s fund and a working grant from the Swedish Arts Council. Burke is based in Malmö, where he is the artistic director of Galleri Format. He holds a BA from the Glasgow School of Art and an MFA from Valand Academy in Gothenburg.