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Dominic Thorpe is an Irish visual artist who works primarily through the body in performance, drawing, video and photography. His work often involves contextual and relational based processes. He has shown and performed work extensively in Ireland, and has also shown and performed work in Norway, China, Italy, Sweden, France, Brazil, Finland, Thailand and the UK. He has been supported through numerous awards and bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland, the Kildare County Council, Culture Ireland and CREATE.


Dominic Thorpe currently sits on the editorial panel for the Arts Council of Ireland's arts and health website www.artsandhealth.ie and is also a visual art consultant and facilitator on the Kildare County Council's Creative Well, Arts in Health programme. In recent years he has been heavily involved in curating performance art in Ireland. He has co-curated the work of over 70 Irish and International artists for Unit 1, and was a co-curator for the Irish performance art exhibition Right Here Right Now at Kilmainham jail in 2010. He received an MA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design in 2006.














Invitation to 'Disjunction' 2015


Disjunction is a short experimental performance by UCD artist in resident Dominic Thorpe.

This performance takes engagement with everyday gestures, materials and sounds as a starting point to develop ideas through live improvisation.


Disjunction is part of a body of research developed throughout 2014/15


Invitation to 'STUCK' an artist’s talk by Dominic Thorpe


UCD Humanities artist in residence 2014 - 2015. 5:30pm Thursday 20th November. G108 Newman Building, UCD


'Dominic Thorpe will talk about his art practice, particularly work that relates to his residency at UCD which focuses on questions around cultures of commemoration, memory studies trauma, institutional abuses, monuments and public art.'


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Invitation to 'Talking about Perpetrators'

The Presidents' room of Dublin Castle (the site of the former Children's Court of Dublin)

1:30pm to 5:30pm

29th October.


Supported by the Irish Memory Studies Network, Irish Research Council and UCD Parity Studios, as a collaboration between Dominic Thorpe (UCD Artist in Residence) and

Dr Emilie Pine (UCD School of English, Drama & Film).


Talking about Perpetrators is a series of cross-disciplinary presentations and discussion looking at representations and narratives of perpetrators and perpetration. The event will include participants from the arts, law, media and social sciences.


Performance by Dominic Thorpe, UCD Newman Building, Sept 2015. (stage 1)

Performance by Dominic Thorpe, UCD Newman Building, Sept 2015. (stage 2)

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Student Workshops with Dominic Thorpe 2015.

Images courtesy of UCD DRAWSOC