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EXHIBITIONS @ THE COMPLEX

The Complex visual art programme is different from most in Ireland because it is based on a particular grouping of artists rather than a concept. The curatorial approach is process-based, with a prolonged conversation between artists and curator shaping the exhibition concept in a collaborative way for up to 12 months. With the concept of hospitality as a foundation, the approach aims to avoid hierarchy and prescriptive traditions in exhibition-making, hosting artists and publics in ways that supports open discourse and inclusivity. The program emphasises building a community with each exhibition, encouraging experimentation and risk, and responding to the context of the building and locality of Dublin 7.

Trad For Palestine

TRAD FOR PALESTINE

27.6.2024

A major Irish Traditional Music for Palestine Gig will take place in The Complex on on Thursday June ...

Matthew O'Connell Quartet

MATTHEW O'CONNELL QUARTET

30.5.2024

The 2023/24 winner Matthew O’Connell will perform with his group at The Cooler, Dublin on Thursday M ...

VOICES FROM SYRIA

VOICES FROM SYRIA

9.5.2024 - 10.5.2024

PRESENTED BY CONCERN

For over 13 years, the conflict in Syria has affected millions of lives through violence, poverty, a ...

Elizabeth Hilliard

ELIZABETH HILLIARD

5.6.2024

DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

he world première of this exciting new performance piece will be performed alongside an other-worldl ...

Abel Selaocoe

ABEL SELAOCOE

5.6.2024

DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Abel Selaocoe returns with the sure promise to engage and excite audiences in this exciting new venu ...

On The Waterfront

ON THE WATERFRONT

1.11.2024 - 8.11.2024

After the murder of his best friend, Terry Malloy faces the threat of physical danger to himself and ...

Continue Reading

CONTINUE READING

1.5.2024 - 4.5.2024

A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUND, MOVEMENT & TECHNOLOGY

"Continue Reading" by Tadhg Kinsella is a sound exhibition exploring disability and queer identity t ...

TRAILS OF UNCERTAINTY

TRAILS OF UNCERTAINTY

18.5.2024 - 1.6.2024

MARK BUCKERIDGE & VIVIENNE DICK

Mark and Vivienne have been shooting footage at these events to make a collaborative video work that ...

The Depot Sessions

THE DEPOT SESSIONS

6.6.2024 - 7.6.2024

Announcing The Depot Sessions @ The Complex! The Depot Sessions are two summer nights of live music, ...

AENGUS HACKETT

AENGUS HACKETT

5.4.2024 - 6.4.2024

TRIO ALBUM LAUNCH

Drawing on his diverse influences, Hackett’s music combines elements of jazz, rock and electronica ...

mikkel ploug trio

MIKKEL PLOUG TRIO

23.4.2024 - 24.4.2024

Star Danish jazz guitarist Mikkel Ploug stops in Dublin for one night only with his world-renowned t ...

ALCHEMIST DREAMING

ALCHEMIST DREAMING

28.3.2024 - 29.3.2024

A 10 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE BY AMANDA CULLEN

I welcome you to take your time and go on a journey through the space, surrounded by these images. ...

A Sod State

A SOD STATE

13.4.2024 - 27.4.2024

EOGHAN RYAN

Shown for the first time in Ireland, the film unravels a world of untrustworthy narration, wandering ...

Dublin International Film Festival

DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

22.2.2024 - 2.3.2024

The Complex woll be hosting a series of events and talks as part of this years Dublin Film Festival ...

PALIMPSEST

PALIMPSEST

13.3.2024 - 23.3.2024

COISCÉIM DANCE THEATRE

Coming Soon In March The Complex Presents Palimsests A New Production By Coiscéim Dance Theatre ...

BANANA ACCELERATIONISM

BANANA ACCELERATIONISM

13.1.2024 - 25.1.2024

SEAN LYNCH & LAURA NÍ FHLAIBHÍN

The first set of thoughts around this exhibition can be traced back to the initial walk-throughs of ...

OTT Wrestling

OTT WRESTLING

16.12.2023

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS

Over The Top Wrestling Returns To The Complex in Dublin City For Its Christmas Party Event ! Featuri ...

A VERY DUBLIN MODULAR PANTO

A VERY DUBLIN MODULAR PANTO

22.12.2023

Welcome to the heart of Dublin's holiday cheer! Gather 'round for a very special celebration at A Ve ...

Sclimpíní

SCLIMPÍNÍ

10.12.2023

DANCING LIGHTS

A powerful show featuring 12 circus artists. Join us for a journey into the mist, the liminal space ...

ART FOR CONNECTION

ART FOR CONNECTION

26.11.2023

NANA KELEKHIDZE

Nana Kelekhidze is a Georgian Poet, artist, and translator. Her poems are published in Georgian peri ...

CLUB LOOSEN: SOBER RAVE NYE

CLUB LOOSEN: SOBER RAVE NYE

31.12.2023

A New Year’s Eve sober rave/party happening in awesome warehouse venue in Dublin city centre ...

MACRO SENIOR CITIZENS PAINTING GROUP

MACRO SENIOR CITIZENS PAINTING GROUP

22.11.2023 - 23.11.2023

During a friendly catch up with visual artist Sibyl Montague a few months back I found out that she ...

Wave

WAVE

2.12.2023

ANOTHER ONE

WAVE 2.0 is back again! A dance show that combines music, storytelling and movement, celebrating the ...

AL REDDAN

AL REDDAN

18.11.2023

SUPPORT BY ELLIE O'NEILL

Al Reddan is a songwriter originally from Tipperary ...

The Cope

THE COPE

7.12.2023

ALBUM LAUNCH

THE COPE Launch THEIR DEBUT ALBUM “DANCER” @ The Complex ...

Bahi Kubo

BAHI KUBO

10.11.2023 - 14.11.2023

AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY VIVIAN HANSBURY

‘Bahi Kubo ’is a lullaby about a little home in the Tagalog language of the Philippines. ...

Nocturnal Animals

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

15.12.2023

PRESENT: NEXTUS

Dance with us at our trailblazing immersive Techno experience. ...

XMAS ARTS QUIZ 2023

XMAS ARTS QUIZ 2023

6.12.2023

Calling all Arts Orgs it’s your time to shine at The Complex’s second annual Christmas Arts Quiz! ...

THE EXORCIST

THE EXORCIST

30.11.2023

50TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING + Q&A

Kicking off our "WINTER OF DESPAIR" with a special screening of The Exorcist ...

Alternating Current 2023

ALTERNATING CURRENT 2023

26.10.2023 - 28.10.2023

Alternating Current, Dublin Digital Radio’s celebration of the experimental currents in contemporary ...

ACTS OF LIGHT

ACTS OF LIGHT

24.10.2023 - 25.10.2023

HILARY WOODS & GABRIEL FERRANDINI

Following excavations and explorations in intuition and physicality through sound which culminated i ...

ART IS MAGIC

ART IS MAGIC

21.10.2023

JEREMY DELLER

Join us at The Complex for an evening with the Turner prize-winning conceptual, video and installati ...

THE WEIGHT

THE WEIGHT

8.11.2023 - 11.11.2023

This immersive new dance work created by Luca Truffarelli explores ideas of freedom and the individu ...

MEMORIES PIECED TOGETHER

MEMORIES PIECED TOGETHER

30.9.2023 - 11.10.2023

PAUL MCGRANE

I have known Paul for a long time now. I have spent more hours in his studio talking to him about hi ...

MOVE – SET – MOVE

MOVE – SET – MOVE

19.8.2023 - 2.9.2023

LUCY ANDREWS, ANDY FITZ, & KATIE WATCHORN

The months leading into this exhibition differed slightly from most as we zoomed to chat a lot, as o ...

DIZNEY IN DRAG: ONCE UPON A PARODY

DIZNEY IN DRAG: ONCE UPON A PARODY

19.7.2023 - 21.7.2023

THE HAIRY GODMOTHERS PRESENT DIZNEY IN DRAG: ONCE UPON UPON A PARODY AT THE COMPLEX

THE HAIRY GODMOTHERS PRESENT DIZNEY IN DRAG: ONCE UPON UPON A PARODY AT THE COMPLEX ...

Music Town

MUSIC TOWN

27.7.2023 - 30.7.2023

An Essential Inspection And Celebration Of The State Of Irish Music In 2023. ...

WETWARE

WETWARE

22.3.2018

JANIS LIEPA, JULIE WEBER, HANNAH BLOOM, EMMA HOWE, PETER SMYTH, ALEX HARVEY & RICKY LAHART

This experimental exhibition explores ideas surrounding technology and its relationship to human exp ...

THE BLOOD-DIMMED TIDE LOOSED

THE BLOOD-DIMMED TIDE LOOSED

17.5.2018

ELEANOR MC CAUGHEY

McCaughey contemplates impenetrable forces shaping our contemporary society, from the ideological to ...

COMPOSITION 2: NOTES ON BREATHING + SPACE

COMPOSITION 2: NOTES ON BREATHING + SPACE

1.8.2018 - 14.8.2018

SIOBHAN KAVANAGH & ADAM GIBNEY

This project will combine live experimental vocal composition with generative technological assembla ...

HOW TO GROW (BLACK MOON)

HOW TO GROW (BLACK MOON)

18.1.2018 - 21.1.2018

AARON SMYTH ALEX DE ROECK CIARAN GALLEN MARK O'GORMAN PAUL MCGRANE &SOFYA MIKHAYLOVA

Six artists investigate the overlap of instant and eternal gratification that defines the contempora ...

HEED, TO THE MOUND

HEED, TO THE MOUND

22.9.2018

EMMA BRENNAN

This video installation was made in the context of the INCUBATE studio residency in Draíocht,Blancha ...

Tender Pride

TENDER PRIDE

24.6.2023

A block party is a party in which members of a community congregate, either to observe an event of s ...

ANTHROPOMORPHIA

ANTHROPOMORPHIA

10.6.2023 - 23.6.2023

MEL FRENCH & CELINE SHERIDAN

Anthropomorphiais a two-site Dublin exhibition by multidisciplinary Visual Artists Mel French and Ce ...

RUINING THE ACT

RUINING THE ACT

8.6.2023

Anxiety, people pleasing, going through the motions, existential dread; what do we do to fight and c ...

CLUB LOOSEN: SOBER RAVE

CLUB LOOSEN: SOBER RAVE

7.10.2023

Club Loosen - sober rave/party: Fun ravey-vibe energy. For people who want to enjoy themselves witho ...

WAIT

WAIT

15.3.2012 - 23.3.2012

ANNEMARIE KILSHAW

This exhibition of works by Annmarie Kilshaw encourages the viewer to explore the concept of waiting ...

PAPER DOLLS

PAPER DOLLS

14.9.2011 - 19.9.2011

EMILY AOIBHEANN, ELAINE MCCAGUE, KAREN ANDERSON, NIAMH CREELY

Paper Dolls begins with a quiet ambient track with Emily Aoibheann coming centre stage walking along ...

COUPLE

COUPLE

23.6.2011 - 30.6.2011

NEROSUNERO

The Complex presents Couple by Nerosunero ...

SHUL

SHUL

21.9.2012 - 9.10.2012

PAUL HICKEY, JUDY FOLEY, ROGER O’NEILL, JANE LOCKE

'Shul’ is a Tibetan word meaning a mark that remains behind ...

FRESH CUTS

FRESH CUTS

17.8.2017 - 16.8.2017

CELINA MULDOON, DARREN YORKE, HEY MR DJ!, SARA FRENCH SUZI COOMBS, VICKEY CURTIS

LIVESTOCK presented Fresh Cuts, an evening of exciting new performance art. ...

QUEERSTOCK

QUEERSTOCK

20.1.2017

AMY GUILFOYLE, CIANA SPELMAN AND ANNE EBELING CIARAN O'KEEFFE, DAY MAGEE, DYLAN KERR, FRANCIS FAY, OLLIE BELL, PAUL FRANCIS QUINN, RYAN BACKER,STICKY BISCUITS, TALES FREY, THE PINK TRIANGLE, & VICKEY CURTIS

QUEERSTOCK" highlights work that pushes the norms of artistic expression. Thinking beyond the expect ...

BODY TALK

BODY TALK

4.11.2016

ARTIST INCLUDE, ARTHUR CLAY, BRANWEN KAVANAGH,CIANA SPELLMAN, CIARÁN NASH, EMMA BRENNAN, KARMEL DALY, KATE MCELROY, LIESELLE MCMAHON, LISA FREEMAN, SARAH DIVINEY, VALERIE DRISCOLL

Livestock presents ‘Body Talk.' ...

GET REAL

GET REAL

30.10.2017

ARTISTS INCLUDE, ROBERY SUCHY, AUSTIN HEARNE, ANNE EBELING, TARA CARROLL,ROB MCGLADE,SIOBHAN KELLY,ROBBIE MAGUIRE, EL PUTNAM, PAULA GUZZANTI, JOAN SOMERS DONNELLY, AINE O'HARA, MICHAL LUBINKSI

The Complex presents "Get Real" ...

STREAM

STREAM

20.4.2017 - 23.4.2017

ALEX DE ROECK, BASSAM AL-SABAH, PADDY JOE RICKARD, PAUL MCGRANE, PEADER JOLIFFE BYRNE, LEONARD TRAYNOR, MARK O'GORMAN, RONAN O'REILLY

The concept behind Stream is to provide a platform for recent graduates ...

RAMP

RAMP

25.2.2016 - 28.2.2016

ROGER O'NEIL

O'Neill's semi representational paintings form “almost landscapes” where geometric forms and shapes ...

STILL

STILL

6.10.2016 - 9.10.2016

ANNEMARIE KILSHAW, ANGELA MCDONAGH, AUSTIN HEARNE, CELINA MULDOON

“Still” brings together four artists that are actively engaged with contemporary live art and instal ...

EMBER

EMBER

21.12.2017

EL PUTNAM, & DAVID STALLING

Ember is a multimedia performance encompassing live action and electroacoustic improvisation. Fibre ...

STREAM PRESENTS SANDMAN

STREAM PRESENTS SANDMAN

27.7.2017 - 2.8.2017

LÉANN HERLIHY, STEPHEN LAU, MARK O'GORMAN, RONAN O'REILLY, & PAUL MCGRANE

For Stream’s second exhibition, we are asking the artists involved to produce work which considers t ...

DUBLIN LIVE ART FESTIVAL

DUBLIN LIVE ART FESTIVAL

17.8.2017 - 20.8.2017

REVEREND BILLY, MARTIN O' REILLY, ROBERT HESP, RIHAMMON ARMSTRONG, UMAMA HAMIDO, LIVESTOCK, GARETH CUTTER, & JOHANNA ZWAIG

Dublin Live Art Festival (DLAF) was founded in 2012 by live performance artist and curator Niamh Mur ...

THE CHILD SHE DIDN'T WANT,BUT THE STATE DID

THE CHILD SHE DIDN'T WANT,BUT THE STATE DID

24.5.2017

LEANN HERLIHY

Taking place on the eve of the Irish Referendum to legalise abortion 'the child She didn't want, but ...

STREAM AT CULTURE NIGHT

STREAM AT CULTURE NIGHT

20.9.2017 - 23.9.2017

EILEEN HUTTON, KEVIN SMITH, PAUL ROSSER

Stream is a trio of artists that organises, curates and presents exhibitions. Stream will occupy the ...

HOW TO GROW GUM X STREAM

HOW TO GROW GUM X STREAM

18.1.2018 - 21.1.2018

AARON SMYTH, ALEX DE ROECK, CIARAN GALLEN, MARK O'GORMAN,PAUL MCGRANE, SOFYA MIKHAYLOVA

Six artists investigate the overlap of instant and eternal gratification that defines the contempora ...

STREAM 2

STREAM 2

10.5.2018 - 17.5.2018

ALEX DE ROECK, CIARAN GALLEN, MARK O'GORMAN, PADDY JOE RICKARD PAUL MCGRANE, PEADAR JOLLIFFE-BYRNE LEONARD TRAYNOR, RONAN O'REILLY

STREAM is a practitioner founded group of Dublin based artists. ...

COMPOSITION 2: NOTES ON BREATHING + SPACE

COMPOSITION 2: NOTES ON BREATHING + SPACE

2.8.2018 - 14.8.2018

SIOBHAN KAVANAGH, ADAM GIBNEY

Combines live experimental vocal composition with generative technological assemblages which will re ...

STREAM PRESENTS BUNKER

STREAM PRESENTS BUNKER

24.5.2019 - 27.5.2019

LOUISA CASAS, ALEX DE ROECK, JANE FOGARTY, RIIN KALJURAND, PAUL MCGRANE, MARK O'GORMAN, & RONAN O'REILLY

STREAM have stumbled upon a forgotten art storage space in Mary's Abbey, Dublin 7. ...

DISPLAY, LINK & CURE

DISPLAY, LINK & CURE

13.9.2019 - 26.9.2019

GLENN FITZGERALD, LILIANE PUTHOLD, RICHARD PROFFITT, & SIBYL MONTAGUE

Inspired by the Ground Floor Gallery’s new location adjacent to the Victorian Fruit Market in Dublin ...

FAR FROM HERE

FAR FROM HERE

9.11.2019 - 21.11.2019

ROBERT DUNNE, BARBARA KNEZEVIC, & PADRAIG SPILLANE

An out-of-place artifact (OOPArt) is an artifact of historical, archaeological, or paleontological i ...

THE GAP BETWEEN NOISE

THE GAP BETWEEN NOISE

6.12.2019 - 14.12.2019

ELAINE GRAINGER

The gap between noise is a site - specific installation by visual artist Elaine Grainger. This is th ...

CROSSINGS

CROSSINGS

13.2.2020 - 27.2.2020

FRANCES DISLEY, DAVID JACQUES, BRENDAN LYONS, & PAUL ROONEY

The Complex presents Crossings a group show reflecting a sample of Liverpool’s contemporary art scen ...

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