© Sinead O’Donnell, Violence is in Me, 2010. Photo Henry Chan.
Sinéad O’Donnell has been creating performance, installation, site and time-based art since 1998. Encountering a place’s territoriality, and frequently referencing Ireland, Sinéad chooses actions or situations that demonstrate complexity, setting up confrontations between matter and memory, timing and spontaneity, site and space, and intuition and methodology. Sinéad O’Donnell is based in Belfast, N. Ireland and her performance work has been presented in Ireland, South America, Middle East and Eastern Europe. She is highly active in the local Belfast performance art scene, working with Bbeyond and other local organizations to foster performance art activity and mentor emerging artists in her community. This will be Sinead’s first performance in Toronto.
Flying Porcelain and Burning Liver: The Contested Spaces of Sinéad and Hugh O’Donnell
By Emma Doran
“Sibling performance artists Sinéad and Hugh O’Donnell both live and work in post civil war Northern Ireland, an area imprinted by civil upheaval. The works both artists presented referenced this—the tumultuous past of their home country—decades after the most severe violent incidents, revealing the perennial endurance of trauma.”