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eli McBett's artist profile


eli's portfolio
Exhibitions/Events see
Publications DVD Documentary S-KIPS 2007
Chrome Magazine #51 Ireland
Connected Magazine #47 Ireland
Sunday Independent
Irish Times
la Repubblica
Galleries/Agents I have been involved in artistic projects in Ireland and Italy for the past twenty years. Having obtained a degree in Set Design from the Roman Academy of Fine Art in 1984 I subsequently worked in both set design and interior design. Over the years I have worked as a Sculptor, Constructor and Restorer, Performer, Art Teacher, Event Curator, Organizer, Writer and Musician. In 2000 I completed a Photography course.
I won a numerous awards in Italy and Ireland and was given grants to promote my artistic endevours. I have exhibited in group and solo exhibitions across Europe and America.
I have worked in different social contexts and my research is always socially and intellectually aware. It includes a deep interest in the continuous exchange within the local environment, inasmuch as it is influenced and moved by contemporary events and people lives, even when I adopt more literary or historical archetypes to explore them.

My Research

My artistic experience aims to provoke and stimulate exchanges between people to be involved in their specific contexts and to consider their resulting contributions within high standard experimental art creations.
This exchange is planned from the beginning to the end as a unique creative process.
The richness of the result is given from the singular variety of contributions given from the external context.


Working in specific environments (hospitals, jails, traveller centres, teen-clubs etc) has brought me into contact with individuals of disparate backgrounds whose experience can be complex.
I meet these persons outside the confines of an artistic environment and they are often in very needy circumstances and this does not detract from the value of their contributions.
Their unique experiences are just as valuable as any contributions from artistic professionals.
Email Address mcbett[AT]
Address New Ross, Co. Wexford Ireland
Nationality Ireland
EducationAVID editing Course Dublin
Larking College for art and craft Dublin
Photography 5th Level FETAC Dublin
Università del teatro Urbano Roma
Calcografia Nazionale Roma
1984 Degree in set design (scenografia) Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma
1979 Maestro D'Arte Istituto d'Arte Ceramica, Civita Castellana
Liceo Scientifico Augusto Righi Roma
Accademia Filarmonica Romana Children Choir Roma
Date of birth 09.04.1964
Why make art? do I make art?