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. 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 and will be in resident in PADA Studios in Lisbon in July and August 2022. She will be in Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre studio residency in October 2022




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 )



2021 Arts Council Agility Award
2021 Arts Council Project Award with 2021 Inter_Site 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 




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 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, 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



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



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


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