Aideen Doran (b. 1984 in Lurgan, Northern Ireland) is an artist living in Glasgow. Doran’s practice traverses moving image, sound, installation and writing and often focuses on moments of transformation or trauma. Through a process of intuitive and considered collaging, she combines material and thematic sources to create new narrative constructions that revisit historical moments, analyse the contemporary world and look speculatively to the future.
Recent exhibitions include: Undertow, Freelands Foundation, London (2021), Songs for Work, Glasgow Project Room (2021), In/Action, Santa Maria della Scala, Sienna, Italy (2018), Lavish and Judicious, CCA Derry-Londonderry, UK (2018), Bone Meal, The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow, UK (2018), Lux Salon, Lux, London, UK (2018), Catalyst Commissions, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK (2017), Coppice, Verge Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2016), SetBackground, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (2016) and Im Bau, Grand Union, Birmingham (2015).
Talbot Rice Residents is a 2-year funded programme for emerging artists based anywhere in Scotland. The programme offers artists a studio base and workshop access at Edinburgh College of Art, access to the research and collections of the University of Edinburgh, and a series of Masterclasses, writing commissions and studio visits with invited guests. The original plan to end the first iteration of the programme with a collective trip to Cove Park was halted due to the pandemic, we are very pleased however to be able to adapt the plans and offer the 5 artists an individual residential retreat this year.
Image: Aideen Doran, Depositions of the Despoiled Subject, Dual channel video with single channel of sound, 23 minutes, 2021.