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Emma is a visual artist and educator based in Dublin and Berlin. Weaving together installation, performance, publishing and collaborative workshop techniques, she is interested in re-orienting attention in relation to cultural narratives and develops work from a queer/feminist questioning of what is missing? Her practice is informed by previous experience in theatre and queer DIY club scenes, both sites where spaces and spatial relations are generated temporarily. The stage and the dance floor or darkroom are designed to focus attention via a set of aesthetic practices, including the manipulation of audio/visual, moveable hard/soft architectures, ephemera and the performing body. This has led to a continuing engagement with the aesthetics of club culture along with questions of spatial politics and an incorporation of theatricality as a means of making propositions.


Emma is co-founder of the artistic/curatorial collective The Many Headed Hydra together with Suza Husse, the artistic director of District Berlin.

Emma has worked as visiting lecturer at: The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2017), The Universität der Künste Berlin (2017), IADT Dún Laoghaire (2017), NCAD, Dublin (2015), and has given workshops at: Hamburger Bahnhof Museum of Modern Art, Berlin (2018), Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne (2018), Gasworks, London (2017) and IMMA, Dublin (2015).

Recent projects include: Sex in Public, nGbK neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst Berlin (2018),  Miraculous Thirst how to get off in days of deprivation, Galway Arts Centre (2018), Poverty of Vision, IMMA / NIVAL ROSC 50 / 1967 - 2017 Artist Research Commission, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2017), When the Sea Looks Back - A Serpents Tale, Nida Art Colony & District, Berlin (2017) The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, Archive Kabinet, Berlin & D21 Gallery Leipzig (2017), Having A KiKi Queer Desire & Public Space, editor, published by Paper Visual Art (2016). Upcoming projects include: The Many Headed Hydra,  Colomboscope interdisciplinary arts festival, Sri Lanka (2019).

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Project Research Funding

Irish Arts Council
For development of new work towards exhibition in 2020


Interdisciplinary Arts Festival
Colombo Sri Lanka
With ‘The Many Headed Hydra’
Curated by Natasha Ginwala
Jan - Feb 2019

IMMA 1000 Residency

Six month artist residency, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2019

Dissident Desire

Contributor, Archive Books with District Berlin 2019

Undisciplinary Learning

‘Re-mapping the Aesthetics of Resistance’ - Contributor, Archive Books with District Berlin 2019

Den Frie

-Poverty of Vision

Performance & exhibition
Curated by Gitte Villesen
June 2019


Vulva Club #17

PerformanceVierte Welt Berlin
With Female Trouble Collective
Dec 13 - 16

Sex in Public

NGBK Berlin
Sat Nov 3rd


NGBK Berlin  
Opening: Gallery Week