The Last Days Of Gravity - ‘In Conversation’ Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk @ Limerick City Gallery of Art:
Helen Carey ‘In Conversation’ with Enda O’Donoghue
Tuesday 4th of December 2012, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Helen Carey, Curator at LCGA, will chair a talk with Enda O’Donoghue discussing his exhibition ‘The Last Days Of Gravity’ at LCGA which runs from the 30th November, 2012 until 18th January, 2013. There will be a short talk by the artist followed by a questions and answers session. Places are limited so early attendance is advised.

‘The Last Days Of Gravity’ a solo exhibition by
Enda O’Donoghue
Runs from 30th November 2012 to 18th January, 2013

"The Last Days of Gravity" - Enda O'Donoghue at the Limerick City Gallery of Art


at the Limerick City Gallery of Art

Opening on Thursday 29 November 2012 at 6pm
Exhibition runs from 30 November 2012 to 14 January 2013

This exhibition highlights O’Donoghue’s forensic interest in the medium and process of painting and an ongoing dialogue with the mediation of images through digital technology. 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 O'Donoghue 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 completed his degree in painting at the Limerick School of Art and Design and a Masters in Interactive Media at the University of Limerick. O’Donoghue has taken part in numerous international group exhibitions, including shows at Liebkranz Galerie, Berlin (2012), Meter Room, Coventry (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 Berlin, Ireland and in 2009 a solo exhibition in New York. O’Donoghue has also organised and curated a number of group exhibitions in Berlin and is currently co-curating a major exhibition which will present a selection of the Berlin based Irish artists at Grimmmuseum in Berlin and will then be touring to Ireland in 2013.

For further information please contact Helen Carey or Barry Foley on 061 310 633 or

Exhibition info: THE LAST DAYS OF GRAVITY - ENDA O'DONOGHUE at the Limerick City Gallery of Art


Limerick City Gallery of Art, Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick, Ireland.

Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-5.30pm; Tuesday 11-5.30pm Thursday 10-8.30pm;; Saturday 10-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm.
Closed Bank Holidays and Public Holidays.

T: 061 310633


Fragile Welten at Vestjyllands Kunst Pavillion, Denmark.

Enda O’Donoghue will be exhibiting work in the upcoming group show Fragile Welten (Fragile Worlds) at the newly opened Vestjyllands Kunst Pavillion, Videbaek, Denmark. This exhibition is the fourth in a series of four which have toured throughout Denmark during 2012. The exhibitions have been organised by the Berlin-based artist collective Berlin Selected Artists and curated by Uwe Goldenstein.

Other artists featured in the exhibition include Adam Bota, Leo Ferdinando Demetz, Konstantin Déry, Alejandro Rodríguez González, Simone Haack, René Holm, Eoin Llewellyn, J.M.Pozo, Steffi Stangl, Stepanek & Maslin, Attila Szucs, Kinki Texas and Jens Thiele.

Opening: 2nd November at 2.30pm
Exhibition runs from 2nd November to 16th December  
Vestjyllands Kunst Pavillion, Videbaek, Denmark.


A catalogue has been produced to accompany these exhibitions a digital version can be viewed or downloaded here:

ART PAVILION IN VIDEBÆK by Architect: Henning Larsen:


BERLIN ART LINK: Studio Visit September 2012
Article by Uwe Goldenstein; Studio Visit Photographs by Conor Clarke

"Life amidst the flood of digital images is commonly associated with a lack of boundaries and the struggle to assert oneself against the torrents of banality. In terms of Andy Warhol’s prophecy that “everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes”, a picture and its creator today are only relevant for fractions of a second." - Uwe Goldenstein



Breaking God's Heart at Liebkranz Galerie Berlin


Enda O'Donoghue - Artificial Light, 2012, oil on canvas, 180×240cm 
Opening: September 7 2012 19:00
September 7 - October 20 2012
Liebkranz Galerie Berlin
Auguststrasse 62,
10117 Berlin-Mitte
Gábor A. Nagy
Juan Béjar
Adam Bota
Rudy Cremonini
Enda O'Donoghue
Adam Magyar
Stepanek & Maslin
Steffi Stangl
The Vision
Curated by Uwe Goldenstein
The artists involved in this show seem to turn to the world's creator in order to vehemently defend their free terrain of visionary concentration. In their own way, they are attempting to retreat back towards what was once a consummate, holistic, and mystical existence. Indeed, at some point one pauses to behold the world, confronted with that titanic contribution of humanity: the total transition of the world into a thoroughly digitalized parallel reality. Not even man's creator himself could have predicted it. That continued path into the most artificial of worlds would sink even the heart of the Maker. In contrast, this show relocates authentic experience to the redemptive shores of an island called artistic immanence. The artists of Breaking God's Heart tread the boundaries of what is aesthetically possible: they are armed and ready to look any kind of God/Master in the eye, by propagating a magical, transmodern pantheism with maximum intensity, emotion and concentration.
Uwe Goldenstein
Berlin Selected Artists

Life is Beautiful at Galerie Deadfly, Berlin

opening Saturday 25th of August  from 6-9pm
Beagles & Ramsay - (Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
Ingo Gerken - (Berlin, DE)
Helen Knowles - (Manchester, England, UK)
Enda O’Donoghue - (Berlin, DE/IR)
Fred Pedersen - (Glasgow, Scotland UK / Berlin, DE)
Ruby Pester - (Glasgow, Scotland UK / Berlin DE)
Rose Ruane - (Glasgow, Scotland UK) 

Open: 25th August 2012 -  1st September 2012 
Opening Hours: 12-5pm Wed-Sat, or by appointment


"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their entrances and their exits; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

Like the monologue by Jacques in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, the new exhibition at Galerie Deadfly, Berlin, Life Is Beautiful, catalogues man’s passage of time through the different stages of life, from infancy to old age. 

Never before have images of our lives been so immediate and easily disseminated as in recent times. Enda O’ Donoghue’s work deals with the mediation of these images, working predominantly with found images, sourced from the Internet. O’ Donoghue uses a methodical process of transformation and translation into the medium of painting. The photos with which he works are most often the throw-away shots of banal scenes which otherwise gather the digital equivalent of dust buried away on hard-drives, camera chips, mobile phones, or uploaded and then lost and forgotten someplace on the Worldwide Web.

Likewise, Helen Knowles’ art is originally sourced from the internet. In contrast to O’ Donoghue, Knowles utilizes her electronic device to intrude deeper and deeper into spaces that were once reserved for solitude, reflection and privacy. Using birth videos plundered from Youtube, Knowles unpicks the threads of cultural attitudes to new life and looks to unravel the trouble that audiences have with certain kinds of images. 

Rose Ruane’s practice is driven by an interest in self mythology, emotional manipulation & the indestructible teenager within the adult. Drawing on the history of performance art, psychoanalytic theories of narcissism and the complexities of female sexual identity, she creates videos which evoke the pathetic, the erotic and the abject, all in equal measure.  

The photographer Fred Peterson documents and reshuffles recognizable elements from the ‘real world’, making it difficult to tell where life pauses for a snapshot and art begins. As Peterson points out with his photography, the constant movement of life never stops, even when photographing the most inanimate entities.

With a casual gesture, Ingo Gerken initially starts a process with a pointed surface, which presents the challenge of an accelerated association. His photographs, sculptures and installations make comments on hierarchical commensurabilities and perspectives, in which private and social processes are always linked. The individual is part of a system whose structures must be permanently verified. After all, something always threatens to topple over, dissolve or disappear.

Perhaps no other artists quite capture the different stages of life in Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ better than the Glasgow based duo, Beagles and Ramsay. Since they first started working together in 1997, they have created many mutations of themselves, from childlike ventriloquist dummies to posthumous skulls. Their twisted humour explores the seedy, unsavoury side of contemporary culture and the malaise of modern life, perhaps as an exorcism of the unhealthy, the dark, the selfish and cynical sides of their (and our personalities), so they/we can get on and live a clean, optimistic and a beautiful life...

 Like art, perhaps the true beauty of life is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of the earth and the galaxy of the stars, but that we can fashion images of ourselves sufficiently powerful to remind ourselves that truly, Life Is Beautiful. 


Galerie Deadfly
Niederbarnimstraße 15
10247 Berlin



FRAGILE WORLDS - Museum Sønderjylland, Haderslev, Denmark


The first exhibition in a series of four which will tour throughout Denmark during 2012. The exhibitions have been organised by the Berlin-based artist collective Berlin Selected Artists ( and curated by Uwe Goldenstein. A catalogue has been produced to accompany these exhibitions a digital version can be viewed or downloaded here:

Adam Bota
Leo Ferdinando Demetz
Konstantin Déry
Alejandro Rodríguez González
Simone Haack
René Holm
Eoin Llewellyn
Enda O'Donoghue
Steffi Stangl
Stepanek & Maslin
Attila Szűcs
Kinki Texas
Jens Thiele

Curated by Uwe Goldenstein

Museum Sønderjylland, Haderslev Denmark
June 16 - August 12 2012


Ausstellung & Offene Ateliers | Atelierhaus Mengerzeile


Ilona Ottenbreit | Alex Tennigkeit | Marianne Wirries | Leo Plaw
Mark Braun | Matthias Reinmuth | Cameron Rudd | Enda O'Donoghue
Wolfgang Friz | Eva Dessecker | Michelle Lloyd | Nanne Meyer | Gabriele Regiert

anschließend Party im Amiga Club

"Alius mundus"
Installation von Heather Allen - Kunsthalle M3
Eröffnung: Samstag, 16.Juni 14-20 Uhr | Laufzeit: 16.6.-1.7.2012
Öffnungszeiten: Sa, So 14-18 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung (0163-156 17 93)

"Checkpoint Mengerzeile"
Objekt von Thomas Henriksson & Heather Allen
im Rahmen der "48 Stunden Neukölln" | 15.6.-17.6.2012
Harzer Straße, Ecke Mengerzeile


Group Exhibition at G11 Galerie, Funkhaus, Berlin

G11 Funkhaus Berlin

Gruppenausstellung - Group Exhibition.

The new opening of G11 at Funkhaus Berlin on the 19th of April at 7pm.

Exhibition runs from 19th April th 13th May.

Birde Vanheerswynghels -
Enda O'Donoghue -
Ariel Gout - Angelika Sigges -
Ann Mc Cormick - John Power -
Jorge Robredo (Kanaia)

For further information email
John Power at

G11 - Funkhaus Berlin
Nalepastrasse 18 - 50
12459 Berlin.

(Block A. 3rd Floor - Turn left after security)
Tram: 21 Schöneweide. Stop for Funkhaus: Köpenicker Chaussee - Blockdammweg.