My work explores the disruptive areas at the convergence of fine art, technology, pop-culture and critical theory. I have a broad range of experience exhibiting both in my home country Ireland and internationally in both small artist run galleries and larger institutions. My artworks have been exhibited as part of the St. Etienne Design Biennale in 2008 in France and the Fenomen IKEA exhibition at MKG in Hamburg Germany in 2009. In 2009 co-curated the Refunct 1.0 a symposium of Hardware Hacking and Recycling, he also initiated a series of Shape workshops for both children and adults which explore Geometry through physical activities of folding flat shapes into 3D structures. Ivan’s work has been included in publications in Ireland, Germany and China.

2008 MA Art in the Digital World, NCAD, Dublin, Ireland
2004 BA Fine Art Sculpture, First Class Honours, GMIT, Galway, Ireland
2003 NDAD Art & Design, Distinction, GMIT, Galway, Ireland

Selected Exhibitions


BYOB [Bring your own beamer], IMOCA, Dublin, Ireland

Show Me, Occupy Space, Limerick Ireland Sept 30th – Oct 16th 2010
BounceCube @ Entrée, Bergen Norway, Aug 5 – Aug 31 2010
Shape Workshop, MART European Tour Berlin July 2010
Shape Workshop, MART European Tour, London July 2010
Hello Operator at Dorm – Model Niland relaunch May 1 – May 28 2010
Hard Drivin, Exchange, Dublin, Ireland

Paperwork , Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, Ireland
Just Works, 126 Gallery, Galway, Ireland
Bouvard et Pécuchet, Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin Ireland
Fenomen IKEA, MKG Museum for Art and Craft, Hamburg, Germany
It Goes On, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Mart @ Shunt, Shunt, London Bridge, London, England
A Temporary Measure, IMOCA, Old Irish Distillers Building, Dublin, Ireland
Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

Best in Show, The Digital Hub, Dublin, Ireland
Mission Creep, St. Etienne Design Biennale, France
Clare Graduates Exhibition, Glór Arts Centre, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

Prototypical, Landmark, Bergen Kunsthalle, Bergen, Norway
24Hrs Non Stop Art Exhibition, Online installation between Cork, Ireland Bergen, Norway ,
Create Community Arts Exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

By Diverse Means We Arrive at the Same End, Pallas Studios Group Exhibit, Dublin, Ireland
Copper Coast European Geopark Commission, Waterford, Ireland

24Hrs Non Stop Art Exhibition, Tígh Fili Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Encounter Terror, One Minute Performance Video Exhibition, Philippines

Organizational Roles:

2010 Bounce Cube, co-founder and co-director
2009 ReFunct09 Hardware Hacking Symposium, Co-curation IMOCA/ISEA09, Dublin Ireland
2004 Art Alternator, Group Exhibition, Administration and Curation, Clare, Ireland

Presentations and Talks:
2010 Pecha Kucha 4, Irish Architecture Foundation, The Sugar Club, Dublin Ireland
2008 DATA 30 Presentation at Science Gallery Trinity College, Dublin Ireland
2008 Postgraduate Open Day, NCAD, Dublin, Ireland

Written Articles:
2008 Under the Skin, Review of Skinterfaces Conference at FACT in Liverpool, VAI, Ireland
2006 Tulca Review, Review of Tulca 06, VAI, Ireland

Recent Press:
2009: Papercraft, published by Gestalten, Berlin
2009: The Irish Times, Art Review
2009: 360 Design Magazine, Vol 20. Beijing, China
2008: Forma Interiors, July/August 2009, The Fall, MA Graduate Exhibition, NCAD
2008: Metro Morning Newspaper November 21st, The Fall, Best in Show, Digital Exchange
2008: The Arts Show, RTÉ Radio 1, November 25th, The Fall, Best in Show, Digital Exchange
Designboom US design website, IKEA Skull, St. Etienne Biennale, France
Paris Art, French website

2009 Culture Ireland Grant
2008, IMOCA, Residency Award
2008, Glór, Clare People, Graduate Award
2007, Tulca 07 Residency Award – Áras Éanna Studio Residency
2003, GMIT, Bank of Ireland, Sculpture Student of the Year