Limerick, Ireland
Cyprien Gaillard, Frankfurter Schacht (2021). Photo: Rebecca O’Dwyer

Groundings #5 – Rebecca O’ Dwyer

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Rebecca O’ Dwyer is an art critic and writer based in Ireland and Berlin. She holds a PhD from the department of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design, where she wrote about art criticism and capitalist realism. Rebecca’s writing has appeared in publications such as Paper Visual Art Journal, Source Photographic Review, Art Review, frieze and elsewhere; she is working on a book length collection of essays exploring ideas of bad faith, slowness and public space.

An initiative by Occasional Groundwork – an alliance of EVA International (Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art), GIBCA (Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Sweden), and LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway) – Groundings is an ongoing series of co-commissioned texts that explore themes relevant to the contemporary art biennial and the shift in conditions imposed by the ongoing pandemic. Rebecca O’ Dwyer’s SOMEWHERE AND NOWHERE AT ALL is the fifth text in the Groundings series, selected through an open call by artist Dennis McNulty and representatives from the Occasional Groundwork network.