They will join the platform’s activities to present their work to international professionals and to network, amongst other opportunities that will be developed for them, including exhibitions, publishing opportunities, portfolio reviews, and more.
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Aindreas Scholz (b. 19xx) grew up in a bilingual home, dividing his time between Ireland and Germany. He studied photography at the Technological University Dublin, followed by a postgraduate study at Goldsmiths College, London, where he deepened his understanding of critical and contemporary art-making theories and practices. Scholz subsequently trained as a teacher at the Institute of Education, University College London, developing specialist subject-specific skills for teaching art and photography to young people. Scholz’s artmaking focuses on environments affected by human activity, encompassing landscapes transformed by war, pollution, and the climate crisis. He experiments with alternative and sustainable photographic processes, to highlight the need to critically reflect on our daily carbon footprint. Scholz’s work has been exhibited in a range of institutions in Dublin, London, Brussels, Cologne, and Vienna.
Emilia Rigaud (b. 19xx) is a photographic artist who reflects on the fragility of life through analogue photography and small-scale installations. She strives to find the ethereal in the everyday, creating photographs in which time ceases to exist for a small moment – before inexorably disappearing to the past. A student of Photography at the Irish Institute for Art, Design and Technology in Dublin, Rigaud is currently following exchange studies in Finland at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Her images have been published in various publications and photo festivals, including PhotoIreland Festival, Emerge Magazine, District Magazine, PhotoIreland New Normal and PhotoVogue.
Niamh Barry is a self-taught photographer, videographer, and creative director based in Dublin, Ireland. She attempts to magnify queer Irish identities through portraiture and documentary photography; her work conveys intimate moments and emotions in a country marked by the rigid sexual mores of Catholicism. Challenging traditional notions of Irish femininity, masculinity and sexuality, works such as Queer Hearts of Dublin, No Queer Apologies and Now and Forever, Interpersonally Queer encourage spectators to connect with her subjects as both individuals and as community. Collaborating extensively with fellow queer Irish artists, her work is simultaneously a call for solidarity and a call to action.
Phelim Hoey is an Amsterdam-based visual artist, who studied documentary photography at the School of the Arts in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In his first days at art school, Hoey experienced the early symptoms of MS, a neurological illness with which he was formally diagnosed a few months later. His practice took on new meaning as a possible agent of healing, offering an important creative outlet for studying his condition, and for tracing his ever-changing relationship to his body. Incorporating a varied range of media – photography, film, ceramics or sculptural installation – Hoey’s work can be read as a form of conceptual storytelling. In fragile materials, or delicate still-lives depicting precariously-balanced objects, his works are wrought with vulnerability and tension. Hoey’s images have featured in a range of publications, including Foam Magazine, The British Journal of Photography and LensCulture.
Ryan Allen is a visual artist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Much of his work responds to unnoticed characteristics produced by past experiences. Allen holds a BA in Photography with Video from Ulster University, from where he graduated in July 2022. He has recently concluded a course in International Studies at Budapest’s Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. The artist was one of five recipients of the inaugural RADAR Research and Development Artist Residency for PhotoIreland.