Ailbhe Ní Bhriain exhibits in 2116: Forecast of the next century

04 November, 2016

CIT CCAD Tutor & Graduate - Ailbhe Ní Bhriain is one of the 16 selected artists selected to exhibit 2116 is a forecast of the next century.

It explores our predictions and projections of an increasingly globalised and technology-driven world, and asks how Ireland will look from both within the country and from outside. From our contemporary vantage point, halfway between the origins of Irish independence in 1916 and an unknown, imagined future, how do visual artists see the next 100 years?

The exhibition 2116: Forecast of the next century features 16 Irish artists whose works present a vision of our changing society, the technological advances, progress and decline that will shape the coming century. Taking place one hundred years after the Easter Rising, 2116 is a platform for what is rising now and a way for Ireland in all its definitions to begin to imagine what lies ahead.

The sixteen artists for the 2116 exhibition were selected by Chris Clarke, Senior Curator at the Glucksman; Caitlín Doherty, Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at Broad Art Museum; and Emma-Lucy O’Brien, Curator at VISUAL, Carlow through invitation and an open submission process.

Amanda Coogan, Maud Cotter, Gary Coyle, Eleanor Duffin, Damien Flood, Siobhán Hapaska, Ramon Kassam, Sam Keogh, Ruth Lyons, Eoin McHugh,, Mairead O’hEocha, Niamh O’Malley, Darn Thorn, Lee Welch, and the Centre for Genomic Gastronomy.

2116 has been organised in collaboration with the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, MI, USA.

An extensive programme of curated events, performances, lectures, and educational activities takes place at the Glucksman during the exhibition run. 

2116 is a collaboration between two partner organisations which are both world-class architectural art spaces in regional settings: O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Lewis Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork, Ireland (2004) and Zaha Hadid’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, USA (2012). The partners share a commitment to international exhibition practice developed in tandem with public programmes that involve young people and communities.


Download a press release of the exhibition here.

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