Jonathan Mayhew

Jonathan Mayhew (b. 1981) is an Irish artist based in Dublin. Using poetry, literature, technology and theory, he manipulates physical and invisible materials creating works in a variety of media. He is interested in how we think about data, how we use it and how it uses us; and how fiction is blurring into reality.

Recent Exhibitions include: ‘digital_self’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2018; ‘Zurich Portrait Prize 2018’ National Galley of Ireland; ‘The stars turn and a time presents itself’, Risør Kunstpark, Norway, 2018; ‘Sørlandsutstillingen,’ Kristiansand Kunsthall, Norway, 2017; ‘I Wanted to Write a Poem’ Wexford Arts Centre, 2017, where he was the 2015 EVA award winner.


During my time at HIAP I will be making new works for an upcoming exhibition in Pallas Projects Dublin in October 2019. Readings is an on going project that explores our world through the lens of literature and poetry. ‘My Mother: D/a/i/e/monology’ is currently being developed as a video work that explores the unseen or unnoticed operating systems that occur in natural, occult and digital worlds, each with its own Demon running in the background. Along side this I’m exploring poetry through sound and performance; and plan to research contemporary Finnish literature and poetry.


The residency is realized in collaboration with Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin and supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.