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Aoife Claffey is an Irish visual installation artist based in Cork, Ireland. She graduated from Crawford College of Art and Design with a BA in 2019 and an MA in 2021 with First Class Honours. A recent solo exhibition includes Mystical Confessions in the Crypt at St Lukes Cork. 

Claffey is a member of Sample Studios and Cork Printmakers. She is also a member from the newly formed Collective Inter_site. She is currently on residency working towards an Exhibition at PADA Studios and Gallery in Lisbon for July and August 2022. She will be in Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre studio residency in October 2022

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MA (1:1) Art and Process, Crawford College of Art and Design


BA (1:1) Fine Art, Crawford College of Art and Design


Crawford College of Art and Design, Portfolio Course ( 600 Points )

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2022 Arts Council Agility Award

2022 Cork County Council Touring Bursary           

2022 Screaming Popes Prize Finalist

2021 Arts Council Agility Award
2021 Arts Council Project Award with 2021 Collective
2021 RDS Long-list Award 
2021 Cork County Council Funding for Solo Show 
2021 Shortlisted - Artists Development Programme, Luxembourg 

2019 The Bloomers Award, Emerging Female Artist 
2019 Eli Lilly Purchase Prize 
2019 Cork Film Centre, Exhibition Award 

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Open Studio Exhibition, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre

Pada Gallery Exhibition, Lisbon Portual  

Drawbridge Exhibition, CCAD / Crawford Art Gallery Collaboration 

ArtNom Gallery Exhibiton, Lisbon, Portugal

Sample Studios Summer Exhibition, Lord Mayors Pavillion, Cork

K-Kest, Arts Festival Kerry                                                    

Queens Old Castle, Grande Parade Cork City                                                             

Pulsating Place, Faoin Speir, Lavit Gallery Courtyard 


Solo Show, The Crypt St Lukes Cork, Mystical Confessions,
Spike Island, Oileán, Inter_Site Collective, Curated by Sinead Barrett
K-Kest, Kilorglin Art Festival
The Lavit Gallery, Cork Printmakers 30 Anniversary Exhibition
The Lord Mayors Pavilion Oileán, Inter_Site Collective, Cork Harbour Festival

GOMA Waterford, Soft Rupture, M.A Group Exhibition
Marina Market Cork, Inter_Site Collective Exhibition
Solo Show, Cork Airport, 8 Exhibition
Uillinn West Cork, Members Exhibition


Cahoots: The Space Between, A4 Sounds/Sample Studios/Engage Studios,

Digital Exhibition Uillinn Art Gallery, Winter Online Showcase
Gallery Grand Parade N46, COM,MA, Masters in Art and Process
James Barry Gallery MTU, COM,MA, Masters in Art and Process

Sample Studios Christmas Members Show, The lord Mayors Pavilion

Cork IndieCork, Artist Film, MV ALTA, Online Exhibition
Grande Parade Cork, A window into / A window onto, Culture Night Incognito 

Jack and Jills Public Art Initiative

The Lord Mayors Pavilion, Host, Cork Printmakers


The Lord Mayors Pavilion Cork, Sample Studios Christmas Show
The Gate Cinema, IndieCork Film Shortlisted EI 724
Crawford College of Art and Design, Dismantle, Fine Art Degree Show

Espai Cultural Eina, Barcelona Spain, PRINT.ED #5


Dali Cork, Dismantle Fundraiser Exhibition
Kino Cafe Cork Exhibition, Tautophony: Why do we rattle? Why do we sweat?


Wandesford Quay Gallery Cork, Trouvaille

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Cork Craft and Design, Summer Internship 2019
Cork Arts Collective, Summer Internship with Filmmaker Linda Curtin 2019

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Creating at Distance, CCAD Online Exhibition Curator    

Illustrator, Ciara Chapman Art Trail Exhibition, Cork City 2021
Assistant Curator of Past Present Fota House Exhibition 2019

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Work Experience

Munster Technological University, Part time Lecturer 2021/2022
Macroom Art School, Tutor 2021/2022
Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Art Workshops Tutor 2021
Cork Creative Careers Programme, Sample Studios, Tutor. 2021
Cork Young Curators Programme, Sample Studios, Tutor 2021
Culture Night, Drawing Workshops, Lord Mayors Pavilion 2020

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