Dr. Ronan McCrea
Lecturer at the Dublin School of Creative Arts

Ronan McCrea is an artist working with photography, moving image, installation, architecture and social space.  He has been making projects and exhibitions  in galleries, museums and public contexts for over twenty years. 

Currently teaching Fine Art at DIT, McCrea has a BA Fine Art Sculpture (1991) from NCAD and gained a practice-based PhD entitled Celluloid Materiality: Experimental Film, Photography & Contemporary from the University of Ulster (2011) under the supervision of Willie Doherty.  McCrea previously taught at Northumbria University Newcastle as well as part-time roles at DIT and Limerick School of Art & Design and as a visiting lecturer throughout Ireland and Europe.

Exhibitions and Projects

Selected exhibitions and projects include MATERIALS(s), Green on Red Gallery, Dublin 2016/17;  We are Center, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College New York, 2016;  Medium (Corporate Entities) 2008/15 in Fragments, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015); Venn/Chroma Enclave Gallery, London (2014); Exiles, Lab Gallery Dublin (2013); solo exhibitions at Green on Red Gallery (2013 and 2011); Autodidact screenings at Cologne Kunstverein and Cobra Museum, Netherlands (2011);  School Play a public art commission for a CETNS school in Dublin (2009);  We are Grammar, Pratt Manhatten Gallery, New York, (2011); School Days, Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2010-11); Third Sinop Biennial, Turkey (2010); Coalcese: Happenstance, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (2009); Nameless Science, Apexart, New York (2008); Ireland at the Venice,  52nd Venice  Biennale, (2005) general-specific  Project

Research Interests

Research interests include forms of artist’s moving image; history & historicity in film; histories and theories of experimental film in relation to contemporary art; the essay film; speculative fictions; legacies of conceptual art; conceptual art and photography; re-thinking appropriation; language, text and voice; celluloid materiality.

PhD Supervision

Irina Gheorghe, Deviant Realism of Performance, Performative Deviations of the Real


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