Born 1980, Kilkenny, Ireland

Education

2006-2008
Yale University, MFA in photography
2004-2005
Goldsmiths, Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art
2002-2003
London Consortium, MRes in Cultural Studies
1998-2001
Kings College London, BA in English Literature, first class honours

Awards, fellowships and residencies

2017
shortlisted for the Prix Pictet, Global Award in Photography and Sustainability, for Heat Maps series
2016
co-commission by National Gallery of Victoria and the Barbican Art Gallery to create 'Incoming'
2015
Culture Ireland grant to bring The Enclave to the Democratic Republic of Congo
2014
winner of the Deutsche Boerse Photography Prize
2014
Yale Poynter Fellowship in Journalism
2013
B3 Award, Frankfurt Biennale
2012
European Cities of Advanced Sound Commission, ECAS Network
2012
International Artist Residency, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2012
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
2011
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, with supplemental stipend from Leon Levy Foundation
2010
shortlisted for the AIB Art Prize
2009
Landscapes of Quarantine workshop at Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York, moderated by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley
2006-08
Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing and Visual Arts, selected by Robert Storr
2005
winner of the Perspective Award, selected by Ariella Azoulay and Terry Atkinson, Ormeau Baths Gallery
2005
International Artist Residency, Ramallah, Palestine
2004
AHRB Bursary, Goldsmiths College, University of London