Dr Naomi Sex

Background

Dr Naomi Sex is a Dublin-based visual artist. She has been practicing for over fifteen years and has exhibited on an on-going basis both nationally and internationally. Her work has received numerous awards, residencies and state commissions. She has lectured for many years in the Fine Art Department at The Dublin Institute of Technology and is a director on the Board of The Visual Artists of Ireland.

In 2012, she completed a practice-based PhD. Based on an extensive period of research she developed a new strand of practice and now uses performance to produce understated theatrical gallery-based situations to articulate her ideas. She works with actors and scripted material to produce these works. In 2013 she produced a per formative event entitled, The Synchronised Lecture Series. The performance featured in nine key Irish educational institutions simultaneously. In each location a different actor performed to scripted dialogue, actions and a minimal use of prop enacting a complex, composite staged piece. This unprecedented event was awarded The Irish Arts Council of Ireland's "Visual Art Project Award, 2013" and The Dublin City Council "Incubation Space Award”.

In 2014 she was selected for The Artist in Residency Program at The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) where her she produced several new projects. This included curating the 6iX DEGREES event and scripting a major new performance entitled Cheek By Jowl. This new performance was recently awarded ‘The Touring Visual Arts Award, 2016’ by The Artscouncil of Ireland. Cheek By Jowl will be performed and tour throughout 2016 in conjunction with state portrait collections at The Model Sligo, Limerick City Gallery, Crawford Art Gallery and IMMA. In 2017, she will have a solo exhibition encompassing all of her recent performance works at The Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA).