Re:turn; - Enda O'Donoghue Solo Exhibition at the Kunsthalle m3, Berlin



Exhibition opening on Friday 11th April at 8pm
runs until Sunday 20th April

Exhibition opening on Friday 11th April at 8pm
runs until Sunday 20th April

This exhibition presents a selection from Enda O’Donoghue’s recent body of work which has been exhibited in Ireland, Denmark and southern Germany, combined with newly created works directly from the studio.

O’Donoghue’s work presents a forensic interest into the construction, the language and the mediated world of digital images together with an ongoing dialogue with the medium and process of painting. Hovering between the realms of abstraction and representation, between the mathematical encoded and the organic, O’Donoghue’s paintings are the result of a process which is highly analytical and methodical and yet inviting of errors, misalignments and glitches. The imagery comes almost exclusively from found photographs sourced from the Internet, where he plays with random throw-away moments of everyday life, merging them together in various interconnected themes. In O’Donoghue’s work, the painterliness of his technique works with the disposable nature of his subjects to make the work sometimes poignant and melancholic, or alternatively brittle and harsh. His work is deeply influenced by the digital high speed reality we now live in and he transports these seemingly meaningless sound-bite images from a place of apparent futility to one that questions and searches for meaning through the transformative act of painting.

Enda O’Donoghue was born in Limerick in 1973 and has been living and working in Berlin since 2002. He has taken part in numerous international group exhibitions, including shows at Meter Room, Coventry (2012), Liebkranz Galerie, Berlin (2012), The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011), Expo in Shanghai (2010), Universal Cube, Leipzig (2008), Four Gallery, Dublin (2006), Overgaden, Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2006) and a number of solo shows in Germany, Ireland and in 2009 a solo exhibition in New York. His work was presented in a major solo exhibition at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland in 2012 and he has recently been awarded a residency at the Golden Foundation in New York state. O’Donoghue has also curated a number of group exhibitions, most recently a show at Grimmuseum in Berlin which toured to the Galway Arts Centre, Ireland in 2013.


Kunsthalle M3, Mengerzeile 1-3, Berlin
Open by appointment - phone: 0162 2078566 or email:



Neither Here Nor There | Galway Arts Centre, Ireland 2013

Galway Arts Centre
47 Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland
Friday, 6 December, 2013 to Wednesday, 15 January, 2014

Curated by Jane Hughes and Enda O’Donoghue

Opening: Friday 6th December 2013 at 6pm
Exhibition runs from 7th December 2013 to 11th January 2014

Artists: Mark Curran, Benjamin de Burca / Barbara Wagner, Maurice Doherty, David Hedderman, Jane Hughes, Sophie Iremonger, Eoin Llewellyn, LiFeLooP (aka Séamus O’Donnell), Enda O’Donoghue and David O’Kane.

The exhibition Neither Here Nor There highlights the work of 10 contemporary Irish artists who have migrated to the city of Berlin over the past 20 years.

Golden Foundation Residency Award 2014

I am very pleased to announce that I have been selected as one of the 18 artists to attend the 2014 Golden Foundation Residency in New York State. Running since 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts is a residency devoted to artists working in paint.

The full list of artists for 2014 can be found here:

The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts | 237 Bell Rd | New Berlin, NY

Neither Here Nor There | Galway Arts Centre, Ireland 2013

Curated by Jane Hughes and Enda O’Donoghue

Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland
Opening: Friday 6th December 2013 at 6pm
Exhibition runs from 7th December 2013 to 11th January 2014

Artists: Mark Curran, Benjamin de Burca / Barbara Wagner, Maurice Doherty, David Hedderman, Jane Hughes, Sophie Iremonger, Eoin Llewellyn, LiFeLooP (aka Séamus O’Donnell), Enda O’Donoghue and David O’Kane.

The exhibition Neither Here Nor There highlights the work of 10 contemporary Irish artists who have migrated to the city of Berlin over the past 20 years. The exhibition premiered in Berlin at the Grimmuseum in April 2013 as the official visual arts highlight of Germany for Ireland's EU presidency which was kindly supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Berlin and Culture Ireland.

The title of this exhibition suggests a world of 'in-betweens'. Each of the 10 artists  selected for this show in their own way, go beyond a binary form of understanding, addressing issues of history, tradition, uncertain spaces, meaning and intimacy. Binary models infuse our thinking at every level in society, as life is constantly split into various dichotomies of rich/poor, traditional/contemporary, animal/human, and so on ad infinitum. This method of categorization seems to be the very foundation of an eschewed world view that produces an entire wasteland of disregarded in-betweens. The artists selected for this exhibition challenge these polarities in new and subtle ways.

David Hedderman's portraits drawn from life capture the intangible human experience of a shared moment between two people, focusing particularly on male identity; there is a curious position between vulnerability and strength. In contrast the painting of Sophie Iremonger’s work reflects a constant attempt to shape a reality to her own needs in the face of a predominant hegemony that excludes her as an outsider, creating an ultra glossy modern cave painting of sorts, fusing the artificial flavor of mass-media with animal idolatry and underlying neon violence. 

The work of Eoin Llewellyn is heavily influenced by the history of painting, combining old techniques with images from 1900s to the present day, creating paintings which evocatively linger between past and present. In LiFeLooP's work there is also a regard for history in terms of analogue technology. His work 'Return to Sender' consists of radio receivers and two mini-FM transmitters, each transmitting on a different frequency what it is being fed from the receivers or what it picks up from the near field chaos surrounding it. The signal is not a sound loop traveling in the area of intervention, but a spontaneous event, resulting from collective action in perpetual movement. 

‘Waiting’ is a video installation by Maurice Doherty, where five waitresses were employed to each stand and hold a tray of filled champagne glasses for as long as possible. Recorded, as a single shot in real-time and projected life-size, voyeuristic implication becomes an integral part of the installation and synonymous to the protagonist’s travails. Time not only functions as a medium but as a weight and an ordeal; it does not pass, so much as press. 

‘Edificio Recife’, by de Burca /Wagner, is an extensive work of photographs and texts revealing a fundamental friction between art appreciation and taste as a guide to understanding class relations in contemporary Brazil. Images of sculptures at the facade of new apartment blocks (Edificios) in the city of Recife are coupled with the opinions of the doormen (Porteiros) on the artworks they co-habit this space with. Similarly Mark Curran’s work Liquid modern I has a political edge. While incorporating the words of Homer, the aged poet, from Wim Wenders’Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire, 1987), as he searches for Potsdamer Platz in then No Man’s Land, the project is inspired by Zygmunt Bauman’s notion of Liquid Modernity addressing neoliberal capitalism.

Enda O’Donoghue’s brightly coloured images are the by-product of his meticulously planned large scale paintings functioning themselves as an intriguing work about process - a state between completion and idea, control and chance, analogue and digital.

Jane Hughes's large scale drawings invite you to physically stand between a raw immediate moment of tension, an uncertain space of attack by the simultaneously tame and wild urban fox. The highly labor intensive work of David O'Kane oscillates back and forth from animation to painting using images that are deployed in a manner similar to scientific thought experiments, probing for a reaction from the artist and the viewer with the heavy tangibility of time and space as a major theme.

LiFeLooP will perform his work ‘Electricity’ at the opening on 6th December. The exhibition also includes a reading by Alan Cunningham from his debut novella, Count from Zero to One Hundred, published by Penned in the Margins (London) at 2pm on Friday 20th December. There will also be a curators’ talk and exhibition tour by Jane Hughes and Enda O'Donoghue at 12 noon on Saturday 7th December.

Galway Arts Centre,

47 Dominick Street,
Ph: + 353 (0) 91 565 886 / Fax: + 353 (0)91 568 642

Revolve - Enda O'Donoghue - solo exhibition at Galerie Klettgau

Solo exhibition of new and recent works by ENDA O'DONOGHUE at the KLETTGAU GALERIE in Southern Germany.

Opening on Friday 29th November
Exhibition runs from 29.11.13 until 9.03.14

Enda O’Donoghue wurde 1973 in Limerick, Irland, geboren. In seinen Gemälden setzt er sich mit dem Aufbau, der Sprache und der vermittelten Welt digitaler Bilder auseinander. Dabei führt er Prinzipien der digitalen Bildverarbeitung, wie die Aufteilung in Pixel oder Verdichtungsalgorhythmen, in die Malerei ein. In den letzten Jahren wurde er durch zahlreiche Gruppenausstellungen verschiedener Institutionen präsentiert. Darunter Galerien in Berlin, Coventry, Dublin, das MOMA in Moskau, die EXPO in Shanghai 2010 oder das Institute for Contemporary Art in Kopenhagen. Hinzu kommen zahlreiche Einzelausstellungen in Berlin, New York und Irland.

Industriestrasse 6
79771 Klettgau-Grießen
Tel: 49 (0)7742 922 8406
Fax: 49 (0)7742 858 6528
oder per e-mail an:
So: 14:00 – 17:00 Uhr
und nach Vereinbarung.

Pophits & Alptraum at Artspace RheinMain, Offenbach, Germany

6. Ausstellung: 8. November - 31.Dezember 2013,
Eröfnnung: 8. Nov. 19 Uhr

POPHITS ist eine von Manfred Peckl (Alumni Städelschule), konzipierte Ausstellung für die er Künstler aufgefordert hat, Platten-Cover zu bearbeiten.

Participating Artists: Thomas Kilpper, Thomas Draschan, Florian Heinke, Phillip Zaiser, Christian Hoischen, Jaro Straub, Philip Topolovac, Heiner Franzen, Enda O ́Donoghue, Sandra Meisel, Rainer Neumeier, Eike von Vacano, Olivia Berckemeyer, Thomas Nolden, Sylvie Hohlbaum, Shila Khatami, Marcus Sendlinger, n.a. Wolf, Anselm Reyle, Peter Kropp, Thilo Heinzmann, Anke Völk, Stefan Bressel, Zylvia Auerbach, Andreas Exner, Martin G. Schmid, Anja Garg, Michael Kalki, Maeghan Reid, Kunstverein Heppenheim, Stefan Pfeiffer, Rene Luckhard, Henry Vincent, Cora Plantoni, Johannes Lotz, Sven Drühl, Peter Thol, Thomas Janitzky, Aug Dirkson, Renate Wolff, Daniel Man, Amalia Theodorakopoulos, Yvonne N. Günther, Markus Huemer, Antje Blumenstein, Benja Sachau, Miray Seramet, Christian Müller, Friedemann Hahn, Uli Hakel, Agathe Fleury, Peter Lovas, Robert Gfader, Nicola Stäglich, Kerstin Rogge, Seok Lee, Gregor Hildebrandt, Christine Molis, Paul Sakoilsky, Sebastian Hammwöhner, Stefanie von Schröter, Klaus von Gaffron, Martin Liebscher, Johannes Hüppi, Elena Muti, Jos Diegel, Römer x Römer, Brandstifter, Arno Auer, Robert Barta, Thomas Thiede, Wolfgang Kaiser, Nico Burger, Stefanie Ullmann, Matthias Jahn, Tim Bennett, Chick Morby, Martin Wöhrl, Hans Jörg Dobliar, Gertraud Böhm, Andreas Höhne, Ben Cottrell, Stefan Lenhart, Gudrun Drexler, Olga Wiedenhöft, Carla Brunetti, Eunah Hong, Lutz Krüger, Chelsea Larkin, Ralf Schmitt, Felix Weber, Sandra Mann, Kerstin Cmelka, Raaf van der Sman, Norbert Witzgall, Stefan Wieland, Geraldine Swayne, Rolf Pilarski, Kai Teichert, Ulrich Emmert, Ina Helen Otzko, Hans Petri, Frank Bubenzer, Patrick Baumüller, Michaela Zimmer, Anette Babl, Ann-Kristin Hamm, Matthias Vatter, Christina + Tina (goodheartboutique), Michael Uecke, Andrea Cagnazzo, Regine Müller-Waldeck, Frank Lippold, Pèter Köszeghy, Martin Feldbauer, Filip Zorzor, Florian Haller, Bettina Mechtersheimer, Boban Andjelkovic, Rut Masso, Patricia Kaiser, Alex Rath, Johannes Wende, Veit Kowald, Benedikt Gahl, Philipp Messner, Jette Rudolph, Robby Greif, Erika Krause, Christoph Lohmann, Marcel Ralle, Rosalie Eberle, Hedwig Eberle, Michael Biber, Annabelle Mehraein, Georg Schatz, Simone Lanzenstiel, Martin Krug, Markus Dicklhuber, Daniela Stöppel, Anna Haugwitz, K Palubicki, Leo Hurzelmeier, Agnieszka Szostek, Uwe Schinn, Gustav G. Erb, Dirk Stegmeyer, Elisa Vournasou, Anton Bosniak, Georg A. Hermann, Tilman Mueller–Stöfen, Lorenz Straßl, Kaori Nakajima, Michele Melillo, Laura Lenhart, Susanne Wagner, Heike Döscher, Alexandra Weigand, Muck Wagner, Anais Ullmann, Sandra Filic, Martin Hast, Marcus Lichtmannegger, Isabelle Kurz, Maciek Czapski, Felix Karolus, Gürsoy Dogtas, Julia Ziegelmaier, Matthias Lehrberger, Jenny Mues, Meike Waldmann, Doro Reiser, Saskia Espermüller, Anna Friedel, Anika Ising, Amir Fattal, Sybilla Weidinger, Manfred Peckl, Hans Weidinger, Andreas Schlaegel, Augusta Laar, Birgit Tatge, Nora Kapfer, Robin Thomas, Robert Crotla, Anna Rössner, Fumie Sasabuchi, Spomenko Skrbic, Christian Weiß, Irena Will, Thomas Zipp, Veronika Steinkohl, Peter Schubert, Ruth Luxendorfer, Eva Räder, Matthias Wohlgenannt, Tom Früchtl, Roman Lang, Rachid Mazouzz, Rene Zeh, Mariola Groener, Franzi Staudenauer, Undine Goldberg, Klaus Winichner, Stephanie Gerner, Stephan Halter, Robin Sendlinger, Adam Nankervis, Volker Stein, Marten Frerichs, Marc Bijl, Eva Maria Wilde, Liu An Ping, Haleh Redjaian, Nancy Michaelis, Bernhard Weber, Thomas Grabner, Auirin Bäumler, Elisa Baumgartner, Christoph Knäbich, Martin Neumaier, Iv Toshain, Bernhard Schreiner, Andreas Ubrig, Jessica Hodgkiss, Annegret Bleisteiner, Max Schulze, Max Frintrop, Sarah Kürten, Noko Ikonomeas, Philipp Rößle, Ewa Hauser, Jette Hampe, Maximilian Thiel, Joachim Pfaller, Markus Guttmann, Maryam Najd, Volker M. Stein, Joop van Liefland, Maik Schierloh, Zuzanna Skiba, Jan Muche, Harriet Groß, Kalle Laar, Johannes Buss, Ekaterina Mitichinka, u.v.a.


Artspace RheinMain
Ölhalle am Hafen 6
63067 Offenbach


Small World - group exhibition - Galerie Im Park, Bremen

Galerie im Park, Bremen

November 17 2013 - February 16 2014
Opening: November 17, 17:00 by
Prof. Wulf Herzogenrath

Heiner Altmeppen
Adam Bota
Konstantin Déry
Enda O'Donoghue
Joseba Eskubi
Alejandro Rodríguez González
Simone Haack
Marikke Heinz-Hoek
Fritz Koch
Inna Levinson
Isolde Loock
Anna Madia
Adam Magyar
Nikolai Makarov
Stepanek & Maslin
The Vision
Horst Waigel

Curated by Uwe Goldenstein

"Small World" wendet sich an ein zurückgezogenes Ich. Ein Ich, das sich im Wirrwarr der Welt auf seine im Verhältnis kleine aber vielfältige und nach sonderbaren, geheimnisvollen Gesetzmäßigkeiten funktionierende, selbstreferenzielle Innenwelt konzentriert. Eine ganz bewusste Rückzugsbewegung. In der Ausstellung werden ausnahmslos Bilder im Kleinformat gezeigt.

Die subtilen, meist in Öl gebannten Szenen, Landschaften und Portraits finden auf immer wieder höchst_eigene_Weise einen sehr persönlichen Ausdruck, der auch gerne ins Surreale oder Rätselhafte abschweift. Die Relation zur funktionalen Welt ist hier unbedeutend, suggestive Kräfte haben stets Vorrang. Vielmehr eröffnet sich dem Betrachter eine hoch sensible Welt des Künstlers, die nach rein ästhetischen Gesetzmäßigkeiten verlangt. Und sich ganz leise und bescheiden der Wahrnehmung der farblich geschichteten, im Kleinen hoch verdichteten und solcherart bewahrten Gefühle und Weltperspektiven zuwendet. Viele kleine Leinwandwelten treffen im Ausstellungsraum auf bewegte Bilder, die ebenso zurückhaltend, in beengter Kameraperspektive, in slow motion, verzerrt oder im Spiel mit der Unschärfe den Einzelnen aus der Menge heben und einhüllen in eine sehr individuelle, vielleicht nur mit dem Traum vergleichbaren Welt. U.G.

POINT IN TIME | Part 2. performative- open system

point in time -時点、今を確認する - we substantiate this moment, time is not linear and continual dot...

The second part of the project “Point in time” is a performative open system that is formed through the art of Márcio Carvalho and Enda O'Donoghue - two mediums: performance and painting to represent in an open system which will be generate different complex phenomena.

Erika Matsunami will impart in the art work of Márcio Carvalho and it relates to Enda O'Donoghue's work also.

-> Artist Talk and Presentation
7 pm, Friday, 9 August 2013

-> Web
Marcio Carvalho /
Enda O'Donoghue /
Erika Matsunami /

-> Address
AQUA CARRÉ Berlin, Studio No. 209
Lobeckstr. 30 - 35 10969 Berlin

The painting of Enda O'Donoghue “ellipsis ...” - the crystallized image systems in his colour theory and composition that is multiplexed time and space on a canvas and the performance on the subject of “memory” by Márcio Carvalho - mental timetravel by the subjective time - past, present, future with cultural codes that transform into live action in a collective space. These art works in the real time will be pooled. In the process this second part of the project "point in time" performative – open system focuses on the subject of “time and space”.
This open system is with the artists, their art works and viewers have variable relations and enables interactivity in a common space.

The subject “time and space” will be substantiated by the artists’ works and projects, using different media and interdisciplinary theories.

-> POINT IN TIME series
This is an artistic research project which creates a connection between the presentation, lecture (artist talk), open seminar with three thematic parts and the exhibition (re-presentation) end of this year 2013 with kind support of the berlinerpool, Berlin. 

According to Nelson Goodman’s thesis, the aim and purpose of art and science is the same: cognizance, i.e. insight as the (selecting, sorting, construing) organization of knowledge. In this sense, the essence of science and art is equally “cognitive”, its quality “cognitive excellence”. (Franz Koppe: Kunst als entäußerte Weise, die Welt zu sehen. Zu Nelson Goodman und Arthur C. Danto in weitergehender Absicht. In: Franz Koppe (Ed.) Perspektiven der Kunstphilosophie. Texte und Diskussionen; Frankfurt am Main, 2nd edition, 1993.) (translation : Alexander C. Pusch) This quote of Franz Koppe from Perspektiven der Kunstphilosophie. Texte und Diskussionen is a core of this project with that buildup the sentences of presentation and re-presentation. 

The works of art will be rebuilt scenographically in the presentation space, thereby creating a scenography of practical and aesthetic space.