katenolan@gmail.com +353877833337

Kate Nolan is an Irish visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland, focused on extended photographic stories that examine the nature of identity.  

Drawn to "in-between" places, she is intrigued by the effects of shifting histories of areas in flux. Nolan collaborates with local communities over extended periods to give voice to these changes.

Her latest project LACUNA, is a multi-disciplinary project considering the contemporary experience, physical and psychological impact of the partition on the children of the borderlands. LACUNA's first solo show was in the Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland in September - October 2017 and is currently touring in Ireland. LACUNA was nominated for the Prix Pictet photography prize and selected for New Irish Works 2017.

Her work is held in public and private collections in Japan, USA, France, Portugal, Mexico, UK and Ireland.


Sep - Nov 2019 Market Place Arts Centre Armagh, LACUNA solo exhibition, new works, Armagh, Co. Armagh.

Mar 2020 The Digital Hub. Exhibition as result of 8 month artist-in-residence in the Digital Hub, Dublin 8.


2018-2020 Walkers Photographer-in-Residence, Dublin, Ireland. Selected for the first Photographer-in-Residence programme supported by Walkers and Docklands Art Fund run by Business to Arts.

Sep 2019 - Mar 2020 The Digital Hub - Selected as artist-in-residence in the Digital Hub, Dublin 8 with an exhibition in March 2020.

Apr-May 2019 Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA. Selected for artist residency in Headlands to continue work and research around borders.

2019 Artist in Residence, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland.

Sep 2018 Nida Art Colony, Lithuania. Selected for The Baltic Sea: a Liquid Memorial residency responding to the border space of the Curonian Spit with Lithuanian, Russian and Dutch artists. Led by Horst Hoheisel and Andreas Knitz.

Jun-Aug 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman, Dublin, Ireland. Selected for summer artist's studios to support the preparation for my solo exhibition at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin.


Aug 2019 Flead Ceoil – Portraits solo exhibition at Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

May 2019 Field Notes from the Border #3 - LACUNA, group exhibition, Nerve Centre Gallery, Derry, Ireland.

Mar 2019 Field Notes from the Border #1 - LACUNA group exhibition, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland.

Nov 2018 Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary ArtsNeither exhibition as part of the 100th year anniversary of Russian women's right to vote, Kaliningrad, Russia.

Jul - Sept 2018 Gallery of Photography, LACUNA new works, Reframing the Border, Dublin, Ireland.

Jul 2018 An GailearaíLACUNA solo exhibition, Gweedore, Donegal, Ireland

Apr - May 2018 Remote Photo Festival, LACUNA exhibition Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland.

Sep - Oct 2017 Gallery of Photography, LACUNA solo exhibition. Dublin, Ireland.

Jun 2017 New Irish Works, LACUNA presentation 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 FotoNeither 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 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.


May 2018, feature and interview on LACUNA by Pavel Barter for Sunday Times, Ireland. 

December 2017, LACUNA reviewed by Rebecca O'Dwyer for Source Photographic Review magazine, N Ireland.

November 2017, LACUNA reviewed by Justin Carville for Visual Artists Ireland Newsheet, Ireland.

October 2017, LACUNA reviewed by AIdan Dunne for Irish Times.

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