Short Residency-Mitch Conlon

Mitch Conlon

Ends 31 July 2021

This is a short research residency by Mitch Conlon.

He graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin with an MFA (2013). Conlon creates collectively performed events and public moments that incorporate music, improvisation and amateur staging. He often works long-term with a number of trusted collaborators and musicians, who reappear across his events. By using carnivalesque techniques of humour, absurdity and subversion, his practice is informed by the spaces and situations where individual and collective narratives can co-exist and where new, plural communities and identities emerge.

Conlon is a former co-director of Catalyst Arts and COLLECTED and has produced work as part of the collectives Kneejerk and Array. He has produced live events for a number of organisations including the Galway International Arts Festival, FIX Performance Art Festival, Household, CCA Derry-Londonderry, PSĀ² and TULCA Festival of Visual Arts.