Email: michael(@)
Phone: +353 23 886 9012

Michael Holly is an artist and non-fiction filmmaker, and a current Irish Research Council PhD scholar in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork. He holds a MA in Visual Arts Practices from IADT, Dún Laoghaire, and works with video, sound, installation and photography in parafictional and documentary investigations into local and national identities.


2018- PhD Film and Screen Media, University College Cork (forthcoming)
2012-2014 MA Visual Arts Practice. Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
2002-2004 Commercial Photography. Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Selected Works


A Weary Man's Space Travel. Moving Magazine.

Tecmerin Journal of Audiovisual Essay (forthcoming)

Men Who Eat Ringforts. Published by Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Ireland


Cairn G. ETNOFF Festival of Ethnographic Film. Skopje, Macedonia

Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival, Cork, Ireland


There Can Be No Freedom Outside Of Activity, large- format photograph, Skibbereen Arts Festival 2018, Ireland

M7, Video and Audio Installation, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland


Culture Is The Inversion Of Reality, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Art Manoeuvres , Series of performative curatorial projects in partnership with artist Sheelagh Broderick. West Cork, Ireland


Strategy Against Signposts, Exhibition, Performative Lecture and Walking Tour, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland


Those Who Swim (in) The Forest, Collaboration with Ross Cochrane and Alan James Burns Y Galerii, Tartu, Estonia

The Kingcat of Keshcorran, Documentary Video Installation. Collaboration with Liam Byrne and Sean Lynch, Roscommon Arts Centre, Ireland

Our Lady of Oxmanstown, Video and Sound Installation. St. Marys Abbey, Dublin, Ireland

Developing Creative Practice Across Borders, County Hall, Cavan, Ireland


The Remembering Game, Video, Sound and Object Installation. Siamsa Tíre, Tralee Co. Kerry, Ireland

Everything Created In Paris, performative lecture, Moks, Mooste, Estonia

Drone Comet, performative reading, Foaming-At-The-Mouth, Dublin, Ireland

Rocks of Bawn, performance, with Amanda Ralph, Modern Art Oxford


Liturgical Orientation, Abhainn Rí Festival, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Liars Poker, The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

Excursions And Visits To Places That Have No Reason To Exist, St. Johns Theatre and Arts Centre, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland


The Sand Beneath Our Feet,
Video and sculptural installation, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Ireland

Project 30: Emerging Views Of Ireland, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland


Winter Seen, Edmonton International Film Festival, Garneau Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Seeing Hysteria, A Case, A Study, Womens Studies Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada