Michelle Phelan (Dublin, Ireland)

Michelle PhelanThe Irish artist Michelle Phelan is dealing with the notion and movement of space while searching for significant structures evoking fictional stories and options of action. Artefacts of urban and natural environment are used as fixed points and paths leading to possible scenographies. While doing so the artist is sensibilising to an observation and active experience of apparent gaps in the everyday interrelation of things. So what do we assume intuitively and which tracks are we following first of all? What happens to us, while figuring out how to mark our position? Michelle Phelan's artistic practice follows those questions involving various medias like installation, drawing, photography and moving image.

Michelle Phelan was born in Dublin in 1979 and studied fine arts painting and history of art at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin (1998-2002) as well as scenography at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (2004/05) and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw/Poland. Her work was presented in various shows, performance festivals and theatres, e.g. the solo show at the Festival of Contemporary Performance at Camden People’s Theatre in London. Besides her artist career she works as curator. Today Michelle Phelan is based in Dublin.