Diarmait Grogan

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Diarmait Grogan is an Irish artist currently based in Dublin. His photographs have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions in Ireland and Germany.

Grogan’s practice exists at the intersection of documentary, personal narrative and self-expression. In his work he is drawn both to the mysterious and the mundane, refracting experience through the prism of his own subjectivity. He combines personal elements with unstructured everyday occurrences to create non-linear narratives that are concerned less with an external reality than with highlighting ‘fragmentary moments of interior significance’.

Selected Exhibitions

2015 ‘Shanghai Ritual’, Galway City Galleries. As part of Galway Fringe Festival 2015.
2015 ‘Shanghai Ritual’, by Diarmait Grogan and William Hamilton. The MART, Rathmines, Dublin. As part of PhotoIreland Festival 2015, open-programme.
2015 Belfast Photo Fringe, group exhibition, The Dock, Belfast.
2015 ‘The Silk Road’, a group exhibition celebrating the photographic work of Irish and Irish based photographers who travelled and documented along the Silk Road countries in our modern times. CHQ Building, Dublin.
2015 ‘Shanghai Ritual’, by Diarmait Grogan and William Hamilton. Dunamaise Arts Center, Portlaoise.
2015 ‘New Way Home’, solo exhibition, Soundcloud, Berlin, Germany.
2012 ‘Post-Script’, a group exhibition curated by Peggy Sue Amison, Camden Palace Hotel, Cork.
2012 ‘Blow Your Mind’, A selection of works by emerging photographers in Ireland, presented by Blow Magazine. Embassy of Ireland, Berlin. As part of the European Month of Photography.
2012 ‘Slideluck Pot Show Dublin’, Moxie Studios, Dublin. PhotoIreland Festival 2012.
2012 New Way Home featured in Burn Magazine, ‘an evolving journal for emerging photographers’, curated by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey.
2011 ‘New Way Home’, solo exhibition, Andrew Stone Gallery, Westport, as part of Westport Arts Festival 2011.
2011 ‘Long Way to Paradise’, touring group exhibition curated by Barry W. Hughes. Filmbase, Dublin and Platform Arts, Belfast (as part of Belfast Photo Festival 2011).
2011 New Way Home featured in Prism Magazine.
2011 ‘Take Another Left’, Photographs by Diarmait Grogan and Shane Connaughton, Block T, Dublin. As part of PhotoIreland Festival 2011.
2011 ‘Slippy Floor’ group show, Pavlov’s Dog Raum für Fotografie, Berlin.
2011 ‘New Way Home’, solo exhibition, Severed Head Gallery, Dublin.
2010 Featured in SuperMassiveBlackHole Magazine, Issue #5: ‘Intimacy’
2009 Profiled on ‘Capital D’ television programme, RTÉ 1, 12th March 2009.
2009 Winner of ‘most promising portfolio’; portfolio reviews in Format ‘09 by curator Yasmina Reggad (Photo-Festivals) and Pio de Figueiroa (Cia de Foto, Brazil).
2009 ‘Personal Myths’, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby, U.K., as part of Format ‘09 international photography festival. Published in festival catalogue.
2009 ‘Personal Myths’ in ‘Expressions’ group show, Sallynoggin College of Further Education, & Ayrfield House, Dundrum, Dublin.
2008 ‘First Shot’, The Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin. An exhibition of work by recent photography graduates, curated by Jackie Nickerson.