Project Description

About

Cecilia Bullo is a bicultural visual artist based in Dublin working primarily in sculpture and installation. She has studied sculpture at IADT, Dublin; Brera Fine Art Academy, Milan; Academy of Fine Art, Athens. In 2009 she received an MFA from the National College of Art & Design (NCAD), Dublin.

Bullo’s work has been exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally. She is currently an artist in residence at Fire Station Artists’ Studios receiving the FSAS Residential Studio Award (2020/2023) and her work is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and DLR COCO/Creative Ireland (2022).

At the heart of Bullo’s art practice is her interest in magic and ritual as a presence in everyday life. Her work stems from an inquiry into healing mechanisms involving rituals and signifiers in the context of social issues, particularly regarding the cultural challenges faced by the displacement and migration of women.

Work

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2022/3 Leigheas-Liminalis: antidotes for melancholic gestures, The Dock, Leitrim, Ireland
  • 2022 Material Stories, curated by Helen Carey, Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria
  • 2022 I know why the caged bird sings, curated by Stef Van Bellingen, WARP, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
  • 2021 Bleach Those Tongues – Dystopian Assemblages, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2021 Die junge Irische Kunst/Emerging Irish, GalerieAnna25, Berlin, Germany
  • 2020 Biomedia: Illness, Art and Medicine, curated by Felipe Osornio, Museum of Contemporary Art, Querétaro, Mexico
  • 2019 The Question of Feeling at Home, curated by Moran Been-Noon, PS², Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 2018 Cast, curated by Katriona Gillespie, Luan Gallery, Athlone, Ireland
  • 2018 Artrooms Fair Roma, selected by Gianluca Marziani, International Contemporary Art Fair, Rome, Italy
  • 2018 Ex-Voto the Body + Institution, curated by Maeve Mulrennan, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland
  • 2017 SITE WORKS ’17, curated by Emma-Lucy O’Brien, VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland
  • 2017 Transgender, Gender & Psychoanalysis, curated by Mandy Wax & Spencer Rowel, Draper Hall, London, England
  • 2012 ARTWIKI, curated by Pit Schultz, 7th Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 54th Venice Biennale, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi and Francesca Valente, Italian Pavillion, Venice, Italy
  • 2010 NEU/NOW, Visual Art Festival, curated by Anthony Dean & Paula Crabtree. Selected as Irish representative for NCAD Fine Art Department, L’Atelier, Nantes, France
  • 2010 An Eire of the Senses, curated by James Ryan, World Expo, Irish Pavilion, Shanghai, China
  • 2010 The Fractured Self, curated by D.Morrissey & C.Behan, talk by Philip Napier, Market Studios, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2009 METANOIA, curated by Emma-Lucy O’Brien, Custom House Studios, Westport, Ireland
  • 2007 Cead in China, curated by James Ryan, Shanghai/Beijing/Hangzhou, China
  • 2006 Body of Work, curated by Shan McAnema, Naughton Gallery, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 2006 Engendered Species, curated by Dr Karen Kleinfelder & Victoria Bryan, Advocate Gallery, Los Angeles, US