2017-2019 Ciaran Wood (UK)
Ciaran Wood holds a BFA degree from Goldsmiths, University of London and has exhibited extensively in and out of the UK, most saliently in the Barbican (London), DOX (Prague) and in Rupert (Vilnius) the latter as a result of a residency in the Lithuanian centre for art and education. Ciarán has also accumulated a great working experience alongside artists and major institutions worldwide as an artist studio manager and exhibitions producer. His recent video pieces and extended research look into football fan culture, and he has begun to contextualise his work in collective social experiences and understanding, alongside broader work on Irish folklore, collective memory and nostalgia. This is the right time and DAI, the right critical environment, for him to grow and to develop.