Shortlisted for "100 Painters of Tomorrow"

Enda O'Donoghue has been shortlisted for ‘The 100 Painters of Tomorrow’, an international juried book edited by Kurt Beers and published by Thames & Hudson and due for publication in 2014. An open-call ran from 15 January to 22 March 2013, and received over 4200 submissions from painters from 105 different countries, 427 artists have been shortlisted. 

Jurors: Kurt Beers, Suzanne Cotter, Jacky Klein, Tony Godfrey, Yuko Hasegawa, Suzanne Hudson, Gregor Muir, Valeria Napoleone, Sir Norman Rosenthal, Barry Schwabsky, and Philip Tinari.
Read more about the award here:
and here:


Samstag 29 Juni 2013
14:00-18:00 Uhr



Eva AM Winnersbach, Karsten Krause, mvh-schmuckwerk, Funda Özgünaydın, Gabriele Regiert, Margund Smolka, Marianne Wirries, Kate Hers, Cameron Rudd, Eva Dessecker, Michelle Lloyd, Paul Barnett, Nicole Heinzel, Jörg Löbig, Alex Tennigkeit, Käte Lehnhoff, Eva Noack, Enda O'Donoghue, Andreas Walther, Ilona Ottenbreit, Wolfgang Friz, Martin Formgren, Patrick Guidot, Charlotte Lepelletier, Karla Marchesi

Auf dem Hof:
Livemusik (Jazz aus Leipzig
Kulinarisches (Gegrilltes, Vegetarisches, Kaffee und Kuchen)


18:00 -22:00 Uhr

(Arbeiten von KünstlerInnen aus dem Atelierhause Mengerzeile)
mit Frau Doris Thyrolph, Leiterin des Fachbereichs Kultur im Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur des Bezirksamts Treptow-Köpenick) und Vorstellung des Buchs "Künstlerhäuser in Berlin – 20 Jahre Atelierhaus Mengerzeile 1993-2013" von Constanze Suhr

Party im Amiga Keller


Atelierhaus Mengerzeile & Kunsthalle m3
Mengerzeile 1-3 
12435 Berlin
Bus 171, H Mengerzeile
Bus 167, H Lohmühlenplatz
Bus 171 & 194 vom Hermannplatz
Nachts: Bus 104 und 194, H Harzer Straße, Ecke Wildenbruchstraße

6 squared - group exhibition - Kunsthalle m3, Berlin

Enda O'Donoghue
Cameron Rudd
Nicole Heinzel
Michelle Llyod
Alex Tennigkeit
Paul Barnett

Opening: Sat. June 1st 2013 at 19.00 h 
followed by live music at the Amiga Club

Exhibition: 1.- 16.06.2013
OPEN: Saturdays & Sundays: 14.00 - 17.00 h

Kunsthalle m3, Mengerzeile 1-3, 12435 Berlin

Two-dimensional imagery is regularly perceived in either portrait or landscape form. By using a square viewfinder this optical assumption of pictorial layout is queried – the viewer requested to look again and adjust to the equilateral perimeter. The square composition, more directly associated with abstract art, thus reshuffles our preconception of figurative space.
“6²“ presents the large-scale, same format canvases of six international artists, Paul Barnett, Nicole Heinzel, Michelle Lloyd, Enda O’ Donoghue, Cameron Rudd and Alex Tennigkeit . All members of the group are based at the Mengerzeile Artists’ Studios in Berlin.

Text: Michelle Lloyd

After-show party:

Man Behind Tree

Gonzalo (6ts, Groove & beyond)
San FrankDisco

Neither Here Nor There | Grimmuseum, Berlin 2013

Grimmuseum, Berlin
Friday, 12 April, 2013 to Sunday, 5 May, 2013

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

Curated by Jane Hughes and Enda O'Donoghue


3 May 2013 - 19 May 2013

Triptychon – Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Atelierhof Kreuzberg und Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof stellen aus

Die Idee liegt nahe und wurde dennoch bisher nicht realisiert: Drei Berliner Atelierhäuser vernetzen und präsentieren sich, mit dem Ziel Wechselwirkungen zu entfachen. Insgesamt zeigen ca. 70 nationale und internationale Künstler Arbeiten aus den unterschiedlichsten Genres von Malerei, Fotografie, über Skulptur hin zu Performance. Die Ausstellungen finden ab Mai 2013 im Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, im Atelierhof Kreuzberg und der Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof statt. Dem Publikum bietet sich ein breiter Einblick in die Berliner Off-Kunstszene, die – jenseits vermeintlicher Leistungsschauen – das kulturelle Leben der Stadt seit Jahren maßgeblich prägt und gestaltet. Den Auftakt zu dieser spannenden Entdeckungsreise bilden zwei Eröffnungsveranstaltungen im Mai 2013.

Text: Karsten Krause


3. Mai 2013 um 19 Uhr: ERÖFFNUNG Triptychon – Atelierhaus Milchhof zu Gast im Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Konzert im Anschluss

Beteiligte Künstler (Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof):

Berthold Bock, Saskia Buwert, Jan Gottschalk, Marc Gröszer, Werner Kernebeck, Kai Lorenz, Carlos Silva, Wiebke Maria Wachmann, Rita Wesiak, Marcus Wittmers

Ort: Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Mengerzeile 3, 12435 Berlin-Treptow

Öffnungszeiten n.V.

Dauer der Ausstellung bis 19.5.2013


4. Mai 2013 um 19 Uhr: ERÖFFNUNG Triptychon – Atelierhaus Mengerzeile zu Gast im Atelierhof Kreuzberg

Beteiligte Künstler (Atelierhaus Mengerzeile):

Paul Barnett, Mark Braun, Enda O’Donoghue, Wolfgang Friz, Nicole Heinzel, Thomas Henriksson, Kate Hers, Karsten Krause, Ulrich Kretschmann, Käte Lehnhoff, Michelle Lloyd, Jörg Löbig, Dorota Lukianska,Karla Marchesi, Eva Noack, Ilona Ottenbreit, Funda Özgünaydin, Matthias Reinmuth, Gabriele Riegert, Frank Rother, Cameron Rudd, Hein Spellmann, Hildegard Skowasch, Alex Tennigkeit, Julia Tschaikner, Thomas Tuchel, Alex Wagner, Andreas Walter, Marianne Wirries, Eva Am Winnersbach

Ort: Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Schleiermacher Str. 31-37, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Öffnungszeiten Di-Fr von 16-18Uhr

Dauer der Ausstellung: bis 19.5.2013



Karsten Krause (Atelierhaus Mengerzeile)

Andreas Helfer (Atelierhof Kreuzberg)

Saskia Buwert (Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof) | |

Neither Here Nor There | Contemporary Irish 2013

Curated by Jane Hughes and Enda O’Donoghue.

Grimmuseum, Berlin
Opening: Friday 12th April 2013 at 7pm
Exhibition runs from 13th April to 5th May 2013

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

This exhibition title ‘NEITHER HERE NOR THERE’ 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 categorisation 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 Iremongers 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 an 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. In the installation ‘Infinite Loop Surveillance’, a direct audio experience of presence is created using two tape loops running on four old reel-to-reel tape machines. Two machines are constantly recording the ambient sound of the space, the other two devices simultaneously play back that recording, delayed, echoed, and then re-recorded. This work is a play on the hypothesis that the tape recordings of spaces may sometimes contain messages from the beyond, known as “Electronic Voice Phenomenon” or “Tonbandstimmen”.

The video piece ‘Stuck in the Avant Garde’ by Maurice Doherty, is a humorous snippet of the artist being stuck in the toilet for 3 hours at an exhibition opening. The footage shows the gallerist and three other people working on the lock to try and release the artist.
‘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 ofLiquid 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 moment of tension and aggression, an uncertain space of attack between the simultaneously tame and wild. While the highly labour 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.

The exhibition includes weekly events, including a live performance of ‘Silences 8 (Echoes)’ by Tom O’Doherty and Kata Kovács on 5th May at the Embassy of Ireland in Berlin. There will be a reading by Alan Cunningham from his debut novella, Count from Zero to One Hundred, published by Penned in the Margins (London) on 19th April. There will also be two curators talks by Jane Hughes and Enda O’Donoghue on the 14th April and 21st April

Ireland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first six months of 2013, this is an opportune occasion to highlight the work of these 10 contemporary Irish artists who have migrated to the city of Berlin over the last 20 years.

This exhibition will tour to Ireland to be exhibited at the Galway Arts Centre in December 2013.

Kindly supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Berlin and Culture Ireland as part of the EU presidency fund.



Fichtestrasse 2
10967 Berlin
Opening hours: Wed - Sun 2pm - 7pm




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: