Carl Giffney is a graduate of Irelands National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and the Irish Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT) holding first class honour BA and MA degrees respectively. He also studied at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, receiving a distinction, before completing his post-graduate studies in 2011.
On completing his Fine Art BA in 2007, he co-founded The Good Hatchery, an artist led initiative that he directs with Ruth Lyons and its members. The Good Hatchery is based in a 19th century stone building sourced for free through the internet. From a very remote base in the industrial bog lands of Irelands Midlands, The Good Hatchery challenges methodologies of creating and disseminating high quality contemporary artwork. Through a combination of curated projects, collaborations, free residencies and exhibitions it questions cultural relationships with place, resource and connectivity. Between projects, residencies and exhibitions he also holds a studio here.
With his individual art making practice, Giffney has been involved in projects both internationally and in Ireland. Recent residencies have seen him work in disparate locations from Antrim to Berlin and in eclectic settings from the coal mines of Roscommon to the roundabouts of Limerick city. Recent individual work includes Lúcras, solo exhibition Monster Truck Gallery Dublin, Partij voor Ierland, a solo outreach work based in Roodkapje Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Bringloid V Colony, a solo exhibition at The Black Mariah, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.
Collaborative and collective work features Good Hatchery*, a 2 person exhibition at the NCAD gallery Dublin, and Bravo Serotonin an experimental work involving 27 participants currently taking place at The Good Hatchery and along the Grand Canal.
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