Cora Cummins is from Carlow. Solo exhibitions have included ‘Retreat’ (December 2009) Dunamaise Arts Centre, Laois; ‘Means of Escape’ (April 2008) The Lab, Dublin; ‘A Thousand Islands in the Sea’, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon (July 2006); ‘Someplace Somewhere’ (2004);’Halved Hill’ (2002); ‘Various Fields’ (2000) Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin. Graduated from DIT in 1995. 2003 MA Fine Art NCAD. 2002 IMMA Work Programme Studio Residency. Co-founder of Workroom Elsewhere with Alison Pilkington. Curation projects include ‘Elsewhere from Here’ (2004) Workroom, Dublin; ‘All Yesterday’s Partys’ (2005) along with the Workroom Elsewhere publication project The Fold (2007).
essomenia artist statement:
My work focuses on topologies of ‘retreat’ and isolation – places one might want to either escape to or flee from: heterotopias, dystopias and non-places. My recent work explores the aesthetic, ergonomic and psychological appeal of various sites such as golf courses; lighthouses; religious retreats as well as the slick digital spaces of computer games.