Approved: 31.10.2011

Phil Hession

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Approved: 31.10.2011

Phil Hession is a visual artist working in performance and video. His practice explores the oral traditions of song and storytelling.
This is done predominantly through social and cultural exchanges, often taking the form of interviews or gatherings. These exchanges involve the documentation and archiving of song and story, and include teaching traditional Irish song, and performing songs within public

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Artist Statement

Phil Hession is a visual artist working in performance and video. His practice explores the oral traditions of song and storytelling. This is done predominantly through social and cultural exchanges, often taking the form of interviews or gatherings. These exchanges involve the documentation and archiving of song and story, and include teaching traditional Irish song, and performing songs within public spaces. Hession adopts a non-hierarchical, organic approach in respect to these exchanges; where the roles of interviewer/interviewee, teacher/student are blurred.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2011 - Contemporary Art and the Moving Image, Belfast Film Festival, Queens Film Theatre, Belfast, N.Ireland 2011 - Contemporary Art and the Moving Image, Galway Arts Centre, Galway 2011 - Fittja Open, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden 2011 - in_flux, Occupy Space, Limerick, Ireland 2011 - Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin Contemporary 2011, Dublin, Ireland Residencies 2011 - Banff International Residency, Canada 2011 - Residence Botkyrka, Stockholm, Sweden 2008 - The Inishlacken Project Residency, Ireland 2007 - Digital Art Studios Residency, Queen Street Studios, Belfast 2006 - Penkiln Burn Artists' Residency, The Curfew Tower, Cushendall Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - Culture Ireland Grant 2010 - Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Artist Career Enhancement Scheme 2010 - Arts Council of Northern Ireland, SIAP, General Award 2008 - Arts Council of Northern Ireland, SIAP, General Award