Louise Manifold


Year of Residency: 2022

Louise Manifold is an Irish visual artist who works conceptually with film, photography, sculpture and text.
Louise Manifold graduated from Central St Martins Collage London and the Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland. She has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland in exhibitions at The Dock Arts Center, Leitrim Galway International Arts Festival, The Science Gallery Dublin, The MAC Belfast, Galway Arts Center and internationally at Haus Der Kunst Munich ISCP, New York, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Red House Arts Centre Syracuse New York, Candid Arts Centre, London, The Botin Foundation, Spain.
Louise has been the recipient of awards from The Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, and local authorities and short-listed for the A.I.B Art prize in 2009.
Manifold has developed a number of interdisciplinary curated projects including Aerial/Sparks for Galway's European Capital of Culture Program, alongside co curation of Wild-Screen 2015.
She is currently assistant lecture in digital media at GMIT CCAM Ireland and also lectures at the
Huston School of Film and Digital Media at NUI Galway Ireland.

Artist Statement

Louise Manifold works conceptually with film, photography, sculpture and text. Fascinated by the power of stories and the creation of myth, Manifold’s work explores narratives and scenarios that challenge the self and the body in relation to the other. She uses the medium of the camera lens to explore as a means to explore human disconnection from the lived world in favour of private reality. Her work originates from personal responses to over-looked and unbelievable subjects: incidents of delusion, perceptual phenomena, or points of emotional and psychological collapse that push the limits of self-awareness and communication Much of Manifold’s work connects with outmoded or redundant objects ranging from physical objects to ephemera or word of mouth testimonies, which she attempts to recover its potential to challenge ideas on how we fabricate what we call reality.