Nadia J. Armstrong is a CONNECT PhD researcher working under the supervision of Dr Tom O’Dea.
Nadia J. Armstrong is an artist and researcher working with performance, 3D composition, AI and expanded video installation.
She holds a first class honours degree in Fine Art Media and Critical Cultures (International) from NCAD and is a recent graduate of NCAD’s Art in the Contemporary World MFA, from which she graduated with first class honours. Armstrong lectures part-time on the Creative Futures Academy programme at NCAD.
Her practice is concerned with the commodification of human emotions and our relationship to the machines we create. Her video experiences chronicle nodes of digital history, questioning the agency of our cyber identities and highlighting the socio-political contestation of social space. She treats machine learning processes, data accumulation methods and computational systems as creative and cultural material with which to explore the conditions of our existence.
Armstrong is one of the selected artists for the Beta x transmediale 2023 artist in residence programme. Other achievements include receiving the inaugural Accenture Digital Innovation in Art Bursary at the 2022 Business to Arts Awards and a 2022 Visual Arts Bursary from the Irish Arts Council. She was a recipient of a 2022/23 CYBERNATE residency award from Galway Culture Company, produced by Culture Works, in partnership with Pôle PIXEL, HACNUM Network, CREW, the French Embassy in Ireland and ATU, funded by the Arts Council.
In 2021, Armstrong received a County Council Emerging Artist Grant and completed a three month residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. She is one of 13 European artists under 30, who received a 2021 Goethe-Institut A.I. Residency Award, completed at the Centre of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture (MEDIT) in Tallinn. In 2020, her BA graduate work, DIGITAL NATIVE, received multiple awards, including an RDS Visual Arts Award, the Fire Station Artists’ Studios Media Graduate Award and a Digital Society Bursary Award.
Recent exhibitions include Altered Terrain (2023) an AR exhibition by screen service, the Mart Studios Members exhibition (2023), 192nd RHA Annual Exhibition (2022), “You breathe differently down here” curated by Amanda Coogan at Draíocht Blanchardstown (2022), Woman in the Machine at VISUAL Carlow (2021) and Boredom is Not a Luxury at CRAFT Central, the Forge, London (2021). Her full CV is available at nadiajarmstrong.com.”
PhD Researcher National College of Art and Design Network Ecologies