Visual Artist. Arts for Health Learner Artist, 2021 – Present.
Ida Mitrani is a multidisciplinary artist and art educator currently living in the Beara peninsula, in West Cork. She recently graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design with a First class honours masters degree in Art and Process (2021).
Her artistic concerns and interests are influenced by concepts and theories of plant culture in the current environmental crisis, including plant blindness, post-naturalism and hybrid material. The creative process explores the relationship and the interaction between humans, plants and technology, and looks at the function and meaning of weeds in today’s society.
Ida was the recipient of the inaugural Arts for Health Learning Residency Award in 2021, supported by Cork County Council and The Creative Ireland Programme. Her aim for the residency was to capture a memory of the present era using an environment of textures that reflects the diversity and adaptability of life, and contemplates a vision of a possible new understanding of a ‘clean landscape’ where plastic is incorporated in nature.
Her most recent exhibitions include ‘With Other Matter’ in Roscommon Arts Centre, ‘Woman in the Machine’ in Visual Carlow, GOMA, Waterford, and in Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre.
Her work is included in a number of publications and is now part of the public collection in the National Library in Dublin, the National Archives of Ireland, and the Arts Office in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. In 2022 she was the recipient of Dublin City Arts Council office residential space
1. Untitled (part of research), 2020, mixed media (plastic, digital image, plastic)
2. humanplanteosmosis, 2020, large drawing wall installation & floor installation, (digitised images, watercolour & mixed media on Japanese rice paper, chicken wire, recycled materials, organic life forms, plastic, collage, stitches), 220 x 95 cm & 110 x 40 cm
3. archaic bio-metamorphosis I, 2020, watercolour & mixed media on paper (recycled materials, organic life forms, plastic, collage, stitches), 69 x 49 cm