Education

 

CAMP 5-day masterclass with Laure Prouvost, October 2019

 

School of the Damned, Class of 2019

 

First Class Honours BA Fine Art Media, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2014

 

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, London, 2011



Awards

 

Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland, 2019

 

Agile City ‘Test Unit’ Summer School Bursary place, June 2019

 

Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award, 2017

 

Mayo County Council Materials Assistance Bursary, 2015 & 2017

 

Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland, 2016



Shortlists

 

PLASTIK Critical Forum Award, 2017

 

Shortlisted for the Inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize, 2014

 

Collections

 

National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Ireland, Purchased 2015



Selected Exhibitions


'Response to James Arthur O'Connor', Gallery 2, Custom House Gallery, Westport, Ireland, November 2020

 

‘all was vibrating fur’, School of the Damned end-of-year exhibition, Limbo, Peckham, October 2019

 

‘all vibrating fur’, School of the Damned end-of-year exhibition, Civic House, Glasgow, September 2019

 

National Portrait Collection, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, (Ongoing since 2017)

 

‘Screen Present Tense’, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia, June 2017

 

‘Fools’ Bells Fall’, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, Netherlands, July 2016

 

‘Knowledge and other myths’, Platform Arts, Belfast, February 2016

 

‘Learning From Georges', Fokidos, Athens, Greece, May 2015

 

Hennessy Portrait Prize Exhibition, National Gallery of Ireland, February 2015

 

GIM Presenta: Áreas Grises, Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland, Lima, Peru, January 2015

 

'Neutral', Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, November 2014

-BATTERY+', Foundation14, Tullamore, September 2014

 

National College of Art and Design Graduate Exhibition, Dublin, June 2014

 

'setup, a device', Mill Street, Dublin 8, March 2014

'National #Selfie Portrait Gallery', Moving Image Contemporary Art Fair, London,

October 2013

 

Online

 

Saoirse Wall and Gustavo Salvadori Ferro, forcedcollaboration.org, April 2019 

 

MistofInbetweeness, youtube ASMR channel, since 2019


‘Body Anxiety’, curated by Leah Schrager and Jennifer Chan, Jan 2015


'Reflections in a Broken Stream', #0000FF Gallery,, December 2013

'Young Internet Based Artists', The Wrong Digital Art Biennale,, November 2013



Residencies

 

CAMP with Laure Prouvost, Aulus-les-bains, Midi-Pyrenees, October 2019

 

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan, Ireland, August 2018 & Jan 2019 (Residency Award)

 

Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, the Netherlands, June 2016



Performance

 

‘Ça Pique Doucement’ group exhibition, Aulus-les-bains, France, facilitated by Laure Prouvost, October 2019

 

'Rock-a-Bye Bivalve' School of the Damned performance and screening event, Delicious Clam, Sheffield, January 2019

 

‘Between Structure and Agency’ screening & commissioned live performance, curated by Alice Butler, with IFI and LUX, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, October 2018

 

Devised & performed movement in collaboration with Sarah Browne for her work ‘Report to an Academy’, commissioned for Manual Labours: The Complaining Body, 2016



Screenings

 

'Tell me, how do I feel?' Screening at Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow, Curated by Annie Crabtree with LUX Scotland, November 2019

 

'No Longer Peripheral', Symposium organised by AEMI, Trinity College Dublin, November 2019

 

‘To train the whole body as a tongue’, touring screening programme curated by Sarah Browne with AEMI and LUX Scotland, 2019

 

'Hey Beast’, Seventeen Gallery, London, May 2019

 

‘Between Structure and Agency’ curated by Alice Butler, with IFI and LUX, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, October 2018

 

PLASTIK Critical Forum Award Screening, Irish Film Institute, March 2017

 

Report to an Academy/Sticky Encounter screening & discussion with Sarah Browne, The Showroom, London, April 2016



Curatorial/Other

 

Co-curator of SOTD group exhibitions: 'SINC' Backlit, Nottingham; 'all vibrating fur', Glasgow, and 'all was vibrating fur', London, 2019

 

Co-curator of ‘Fools’ Bells Fall’, group residency, exhibition, and publication, Hotel Maria Kapel, The Netherlands, May-July 2016

 

Co-curator of ‘Knowledge and other myths’, exhibition and accompanying text, Platform Arts, Belfast, February 2016

 

Co-curator of 'setup, a device', group exhibition , Dublin, March 2014



Teaching/Speaking Engagements

 

Visiting tutor, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, October 2015-2020

 

'Tell me, how do I feel?' Screening at Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow, Curated by Annie Crabtree with LUX Scotland, November 2019

 

Panel participant, 'No Longer Peripheral', Symposium organised by AEMI, Trinity College Dublin, November 2019

 

Q&A at ‘To train the whole body as a tongue’, curated by Sarah Browne with aemi and LUX Scotland, CCA Glasgow, June 2019

 

Invited Artist, National Drawing Day, National Gallery of Ireland, May 2015&2016

 

Guest speaker, ‘Lunch Bytes (14): Medium: Film/Video’, IMMA, Dublin, March 2014



Press

 

To train the whole body as a tongue, Sarah Browne, VAI, 2019 (page 11)

 

Body Language, Saoirse Wall, VAI, 2019 

 

Alternative Stuctures by Dorothy Hunter, International Sculpture Centre, 2016 

 

‘Face up to the reality’, article, Cristín Leach, Sunday Times Culture, 04/12/16

 

Clár Imeall, TG4, TV interview, 20/11/14

 

'Face of Things to Come', article, Cristín Leach, Sunday Times Culture, 16/11/14

 

The Works, RTE, TV interview, 14/11/14

 

'Twelve Irish Portraits You Have to See', irishtimes.com, video, 14/11/14