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Kate Nolan is an Irish visual artist focused on extended photographic stories that examine the nature of identity.  

Her practice involves working collaboratively with communities over time and exploring their circumstances through images and text, illustrating the everyday lives of these communities. Her main interests lie in translating this material to visual narratives in a form of photobooks. She is drawn to in-between locations and intrigued by their shifting histories and effects this has upon the identity of the individual. By combining these various elements she attempts to build a story, full of contradictions, of the tenuous relationships between political borders and cultural identity.

Neither, her long-term work exploring the lives of women in Kaliningrad, Russia won the Alliance Française Photography Award 2013,  Magnum Graduate Award 2015, nominated for Foto Book Festival Kassel's Best Photobook of 2014 and has been exhibited in internationally. Neither was published as an artist book in September 2014.



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Sept - Oct 2017 Gallery of Photography, LACUNA solo exhibition.

Jun 2017 New Irish Works, LACUNA exhibition and publication in The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland.

Nov 2016 New Irish Works, LACUNA presented at Centre Culturel Irlandais during Paris Photo.

Oct 2016 In Residence II, LACUNA screened in Oliver Sears Gallery exhibition of modern & contemporary Irish art in London, England.

Oct 2016 leboudoir2.0LACUNA screened on the occasion of the Monat der Fotografie-Off in Berlin, Germany. 

Aug 2016 Landskrona Foto, Neither part of View Ireland at Landskrona, Sweden.

June 2016 ART WORKS, Carlow Arts Festival, LACUNA, Carlow, Ireland.

June 2016 Locate IraqThe Cut Tells its Own Tale was selected for KoProjects exhibition.

May 2016 A Day in May, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland.

Nov 2015 Photo Katmandu, Neither, Katmandu, Nepal.

July 2015 PhotoIreland Festival, (its kind of like) Telephone, ArtBox, Dublin, Ireland.

June 2015 Athens Photo Festival, Selected for the Photobook Show.

June 2015 Fotobook Festival Kassel, Nominated for best photobook of 2014.

June 2015 Belfast Photo Festival Neither has been selected for the the 2015 festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

June 2015 Hamburg Triennale of Photography, Greetings from Ireland, Hamburg, Germany.

May-July 2014 184th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland

March 2014 'A Process' Fotomagazin Der Greif, Gallery Höhmannhaus in Augsburg, Germany

Dec-Jan 2014 (it's kind of like) Telephone, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, USA

Aug 2013 Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France

April 2013 Alliance Française Dublin Photography Award, Dublin, Ireland. Winner of the photographic award


June 2015, Neither reviewed by Lucia de Stefani for TIME Lightbox, USA.

May 2015, Neither reviewed by Daniel Jewsbury for Source, Belfast.

February 2015, Neither reviewed by Diane Smyth for Photomonitor, UK

February 2015, Neither reviewed by Darren Campion for Inherent Light Journal, Ireland

January 2015 Chosen by Larissa Leclair of Indie Photobook Library as best books of 2014 for Voices of Photography, Taiwan

Oct 2014 Featured photographer in Firecracker for October, UK

Sept 2014 Self-published artists book, Neither, Dublin, Ireland

Aug 2014, Featured in European Prospects, in association with Ffotogallery in Cardiff, Fotosommer Stuttgart, the Lithuanian Photographers Association in Kaunas and Le Château d’Eau in Toulouse

Feb 2014 Neither selected for portrait feature, Landscape Stories, UK

Nov 2013 Of the Afternoon, Issue 4, Neither portfolio, London, UK

Nov 2013 Portfolio feature on Colta, Russia

Sep 2013 Visual Artists Ireland Journal Discussing the conceptual, production and distribution processes associated with Neither, Dublin, Ireland

July 2013 Interviewed on Kqanda, UK

Jan 2013 Portfolio featured on Centrepoint Collective Up&Coming, UK