Clodagh Emoe’s work foregrounds experience and perception. Her interventions and “exercises” (a term she uses to describe event-based participatory works) seek to create a space where philosophical ideas are played out, explored and ‘felt’.
Emoe’s work has been commissioned both nationally and internationally; Serpentine Gallery, London, Taipei Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Nýló, Reykjavik, documenta XIII, Kaisel, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Project Arts Centre, IMMA, Dublin, Visual, Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow and Maynooth University. She has initiated and realised extensive, multi-layered collaborative projects that include Mystical Anarchism (2009-2013) with philosopher Simon Critchley; Creating the Common/The Unveiling (2009-10) a theatrical event parodying a failed unveiling of a monumental sculpture and The Plurality of Existence…/Crocosmia × (2015-2018) with individuals seeking asylum in Ireland. Emoe has been awarded numerous awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, including the Visual Art Project Award 2016, Culture Ireland, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council, European Cultural Fund and AHRB, UK, and has been nominated for the David and Yuko Juda Award UK.