PhotoIreland Festival
1–31 July 2021

Alan Phelan
Ana Núñez Rodríguez
April Gertler
Dániel Szalai
Deirdre O’Mahony
Fiona Hallinan
Gê Viana
Hans van der Meer
Hertta Kiiski
Jennie Moran
Ksenia Yurkova
Mary Lelo Thebe
Róisín White
Sheng-Wen Lo
The Center for Genomic Gastronomy
+ others presented by AEMI



Dublin City Council

OPW The Office of Public Works

Project Arts Centre

Frame Finland

Mondriaan Fund

PhotoIreland Festival
1–31 July 2020
Dublin and online


Programme launch: 1st June

There is power in how we feed ourselves, with food being the cornerstone of cultures, ideologies, and principles. Eating or not eating can be an act of protest, feeding or not feeding — an act of control; food brings people together and pushes them apart. Through the presentation of current work and commissions, this year PhotoIreland Festival brings to local and international audiences selected artists exploring this contentious, yet every day, topic.


Taking its cue from current conflicts and affairs, the festival generates a discussion around complex social and global issues, with topics ranging from hospitality to colonisation, from hunger to overconsumption, trauma to technology, ethics to ideologies, to sustainability, and even surveillance capitalism. The programme does not claim an all-encompassing representation of food related issues, but is intended as a way to invoke specific questions, ideas, and research; it brings forth questions and considerations towards a conscious and informed consumption. We invite the audience to take a seat at our table and join the conversation on the politics and poetics of food.


For the month of July, PhotoIreland brings together a programme presenting traditional and contemporary lens-based practices, alongside film and performance, serving a cornucopia of engaging and relevant material — with many works never seen before in Ireland — through exhibitions, talks, and an online critical cooking channel!


The full programme and schedule launches 1st June, so stay tuned and subscribe to our newsletter. You can contact the festival team at