Ali O’Shea


Glasgow School of Art, MLitt in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) with First Class Honours, 2020

Online Course in Art and Politics, NODE Centre for Curatorial Studies, Berlin, 2019

Crawford College of Art and Design, CIT (BA Hons Fine Art with First Class Honours), 2018

Previous Experience

Video Production Assistant at Crawford College of Art and Design, MTU, Cork

Art technician at the Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork

Independent curator supported by the Arts Council of Ireland

Exhibition selection committee at the Backwater Artist Group for the Studio 12 programme, 2022

Art Technician, The Dean Hotel Group, 2020 – present

Art Technician, The Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork 2018 – present

Work Placement at Glasgow International Festival, curatorial assistant/editions coordinator, Jan – April 2020

Curatorial Resident at TACTIC Visual Arts, Sample Studios, Cork, 2018 – 2019

Graduate Resident and programmer at No. 46 Gallery Grand Parade, Cork, 2018 – 2019

PR Committee liaison for 4th Year Graduate Degree Show, CCAD


Table Games, an exhibition by Nina Nadig & Eva George Richardson McCrea, The Crypt at St. Lukes, Cork, 2022

Can you hear me Damo? a solo exhibition by Anne May Tabb, St Peter’s Vision Centre, Cork, February 2022

a passive house, event series comprising of food event and artist presentations, with Fiona Kelly, Dori O’Connell, Mary O’Leary and Lily O’Shea at Rebel Reads, Cork, November 2021

a passive house, research project with Fiona Kelly, Dori O’Connell, Mary O’Leary and Lily O’Shea, initiated and curated by Alison O’Shea, comprising of event and publication launched in late November 2020.

relaxation*, a solo show from artist Siuán Ní Dhochartaigh curated by Alison O’Shea, The Sunken project space at The Briggait, wasps studios, Glasgow, UK (did not open due to Covid-19 now exists online)

Over or Under, group curatorial project as part of the MLitt in Curatorial Practice, artists Molly O’Leary and Dominique Rivard, curators Alison O’Shea, Cecelia Graham and Joe Henry, Glasgow, UK

Burning Down the House, artists Avril Corroon, Michelle Doyle and Isabel English, curated by Alison O’Shea, The Gallery at No. 46 Grand Parade, TACTIC Visual Arts Programme, Cork, Ireland

Suspended Now, the Weight of Waiting, Dori O’Connell, curated by Katie O’Grady and Alison O’Shea, The Crypt at St. Lukes, TACTIC Visual Arts Programme, Cork, Ireland

Visual Art Practice

Cahoots, Sample w/A4 Sounds, Dublin, Ireland, 2019

SEE/SAW, CCAD, Cork, Ireland, 2018

5+1, Shanghai Institute of Design, China, 2017

Habituation, Elizabeth Fort, Cork, 2017


Irish Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Awardee Strand 2, 2021

Glasgow School of Art Welcome Scholarship recipient, 2019

Selected for desk-research residency award at The Guesthouse, Shandon, Cork, 2018

Selected for 1 week as part of the European Creative Futures Project, Oslo, Norway, 2018

Selected for 3-month artist residency Shanghai as part of creative thinking programme with finishing exhibition and collaborative work, 2017