Aisling Keavey

Photographic artist

Statement

Aisling Keavey is an internationally exhibited fine artist who has developed a distinctive aesthetic through extensive practice-led research and photographic printmaking.

Keavey’s current practice fuses the traditional with the contemporary and is concerned with issues of personal, collective and conflict history, the Irish Diaspora, displacement, post-colonialism, decolonisation and subversion of historical narrative.

Keavey’s body of research themes are manifested through investigative image-based works that aim to inform the audience. By using photography and celluloid film, Keavey is preoccupied with the materiality of the image, the process through which the image is made, and informing and subverting the audience’s perception of a work. This approach considers how the physical and material process of the mechanical focusing of a lens and the of making an image is used as a metaphor to relate to political history and also as a method of research and practice.