Silent Dinner, 2015. Photo Henry Chan.
Amanda Coogan’s practice concentrates on durational performance installation, and group performance made in collaboration. She has performed and exhibited her work extensively in Ireland (The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Hugh Lane Gallery) and internationally in Amsterdam (Van Gogh Museum), Barcelona (Galeria Safia), New York (PS1) and Paris (Centre Culturel Irlandais) and at The Venice Biennale and the Liverpool Biennial. She was awarded the Allied Irish Bank’s Art prize in 2004.
Most recently she has been working with the Dublin Theatre of the Deaf on a work entitled, I Told You to Wash and Clean Your Ears, which combines live art and community arts to tell the story of the 1972 protest by the Deaf community in Ireland against the shooting of Eamonn McDevitt by the British army. The work primarily uses Irish Sign Language, and highlights the recognition of ISL and the rights of Deaf people.