Conor McGarrigle

Currently based
Dublin, Ireland
Affiliated institution
Technological University Dublin

Conor McGarrigle is an artist and researcher working at the intersection of digital networks and real space. Coming from a background in net art, his work is concerned with the ways that digital networks are entangled in all aspects of everyday life. This practice is focused on approaches that re-frame, re-imagine and resist pervasive technical systems creating new understandings of the action of networks in the contemporary city.

His practice is characterized by urban interventions mediated through digital technologies and data-driven explorations of networked social practices. Projects have included walking the longest street in the US documented by satellite, data-mining Vine to create a 24 hour portrait of social media as performance, iPhone apps that create spatial remixes of literary texts and augmented reality mappings of the geography of the Irish financial collapse.

He has exhibited widely internationally including at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Fundació Miro Mallorca, Redline Gallery Denver, Saint-Étienne Biennale of Design, SIGGRAPH, FILE São Paulo, Art on the Net Tokyo, Seoul New Media Festival, SITE Santa Fe as well as EVA International, Tulca and the Science Gallery Dublin.

In 2014 he was the recipient of the Leonardo Award for Excellence. He lectures in fine art at the Dublin School of Creative Arts.

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