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 Solo Exhibitions
2015 New Way Home, Soundcloud, Berlin, Germany
2011 New Way Home, Westport Arts Festival, Andrew Stone Gallery, Westport
2011 New Way Home, Severed Head Gallery, Dublin
2015 Shanghai Ritual, Galway City Galleries, Galway Fringe Festival
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, 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
2012 Post-Script, 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, PhotoIreland Festival, Moxie Studios, Dublin
2012 New Way Home featured in Burn Magazine, ‘an evolving journal for emerging photographers’, curated by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey
2011 Long Way to Paradise, touring exhibition curated by Barry W. Hughes. Filmbase, Dublin and Platform Arts, Belfast
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, Pavlov’s Dog Raum für Fotografie, Berlin
2010 Issue #5: ‘Intimacy’, Featured in SuperMassiveBlackHole Magazine
2009 Profiled on ‘Capital D’ television programme, RTÉ 1, 12th March 2009
2009 Winner of ‘most promising portfolio’; portfolio reviews in Format ‘09by 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’ 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