Clodagh Emoe

Dr. Clodagh Emoe holds a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from NCAD, a MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design/ The University of the Arts, London and a PhD, titled “Exploring the Philosophical Character of Contemporary Art thought a Post-Conceptual Practice” from GradCAM/DIT. Her artistic research focuses on the relationship between art and philosophy in contemporary art and asks; how might art invite thought and what is the nature of this thought? Through staging and particular methods of assembly her work seeks to create temporalities that are “other” to the quotidian on the experiential and symbolic level. Through her research she proposes that the nature of artistic thought is essentially affective in that it articulates a specific way of thinking that is bound up with the artistic form, the encounter, experience and the subject. Her work has been commissioned both nationally and internationally: Taipei Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul, Nýló, Reykjavik, IMMA, documenta XIII, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Project Arts Centre, Dublin City Council and The Department of the Environment. She has also initiated large-scale collaborative projects that include Mystical Anarchism (2009-2013) with philosopher Simon Critchley (Prof. of philosophy, New School for Social Research) and Metaphysical Longings (2006-2014). She is currently collaborating with a group of asylum seekers on a multi-layered project titled, “The Plurality of Existence in the Infinite Amount of Space and Time.”