Cody / Bio

Declan Cody is an interdisciplinary Irish artist currently based in Suzhou, China.

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'Connect' Solo exhibition of photographs and photographic compositions at Ziyuan Classical Garden, Suzhou, China.

Opens October 30th at 5pm.

Most Recent

'Near Life Experience' Solo exhibition of photographic compositions. Wuer Gallery Suzhou, China [August 7th - September 6th]



Solo Exhibition of New Photographs. The Leica Gallery, Suzhou, China. Date tbc.



Selected Works: Visions In The Nunnery Biennale, The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts London.

Light All’ Opera Cultural Association Group Show Velletri, Rome. Sept.

Organiser & Exhibitor at ‘Irish Artists In Nepal’ Siddhartha Gallery, Kathmandu Jul / Aug

Culture Ireland Travel Award.

Wexford Documentary Film Festival Sept.

Electric Picnic DIVA Award Winner. Video Installation featured at event.

Solo Exhibitions

Down the Anne's - Drawings. Artbank Bunclody.

Manhattan - Paintings. Arts Centre, Wexford

Bed - Paintings & Drawings, Newtownbarry House Gallery, Bunclody

Selected Works, Waterfront Gallery, Wexford.

P’s of Mind - Paintings, Photographs, Poems, Prose, Pyramids, Pyjamas & Pop, Alliance Francaise, Dublin

The Railings, Merrion Square, Dublin.

The Railings, Central Park, Manhattan.


Group Shows

Wih Olivia O'Dwyer, Bernadette Doolan, Michael Duggan, Kate Murphy, Paddy Lennon. Kathmandu, Nepal. [Photographs]

With Declan Breen & Kathleen Delaney, Waterford Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland. [Paintings]

Wexford Vocational College annual show 2012/13/14



Two Person Shows

With Photographer Michael Duggan at Wexford Artist's Hub. [Photographs]

With Fused Glass Artist Helen O’Connell at Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin [Paintings]

With painter Olivia O'Dwyer at Wexford Artist's Hub [Studios] Photographs and paintings]

With Photographer Michael Duggan at Community Space, Wexford.


Live Performance

Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist with bands, The Stool, Indecision Do & No name - Numerous venues - Dublin, Cork & Berlin.

Works In Public Collections:

Wexford Dusk Series [Paintings x 2] - Irish State Collection - OPW, Dublin

Useless Island [Painting x 1]  - Irish State Collection - OPW, Dublin

Landscape [Painting x 1] - Wexford County Council Art Collection




Gallerist & Curator

Abstract Studios, Wexford, Ireland

Waterfront Gallery, Wexford, Ireland

Pigyard Gallery, Wexford, Ireland



Irish Museum of Modern Art [Imma] Dublin, Ireland


Tour Guide

ROSC '88 [International Contemporary Art Exhibition] Guinness Hopstore, Dublin


Set Design

Pale Mother Theatre Co., Dublin

- Plays included The Mother & Fear and Misery of the Third Reich by Barthold Brecht and Snakeskin by Slobodan Snajder, with performances at The Dublin Writer's Museum, The, Crypt, Dublin Castle and The Goethe Institut, Dublin.

The Vegetable Shop - By Odd Bod Theatre Company, Dublin



Plays included 'The Negative' by Greg Walsh, Wexford Arts Centre.

The Vegetable Shop by Self. Performed by Odd Bod Theatre Company Kinlay House, Dublin.



Sound Recording at Pulse Studios, Rathmines, Dublin.

Lighting for film at Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin. 



For P's of mind [Pyjamas] - With model Kathy Kane at Central Park, Manhattan.

The MASS - Online publication. The 10th MASS [INHUMAN] Fatured Video 'Dead'.


Panel member per cent for arts scheme. Wexford

Shortlisted for street sculpture New Ross



Studio Show: The Creative Hub, Bullring Mall Wexford. Oct 2018



Best exhibition in the Wexford Opera Fringe Festival [Re. New works by Cody - Solo Show]

- Tom Mooney - Art Critic and Author.


"Ingenious one from Cody. Brilliant in every way"  [Re. ‘Phone’ video]

- Billy Roche - Musician & Playwright.


“Lee Hazlewood meets David Lynch ... Or the genius that is Cody” [Re. 'Dead' video]

- Peter Murphy - Music Reviewer, Author, Musician.


"I can't praise this enough, especially the voice. Re. 'Keeper Video' - [Song written and sung by Cody]

- Gregory Gray, aka Mary Cigarettes - Musician

Sun, Moon and Stars Press Collection: Arist's Book.

Independent Newspapers. Kathy Kane and Declan Cody with Mr Li Chuanwei, owner of the Wuer Gallery in Suzhou.
Independent Newspapers. Kathy Kane and Declan Cody with Mr Li Chuanwei, owner of the Wuer Gallery in Suzhou.


From Electric Picnic Website.


Cody will bring his music video installation ‘DEAD’ to this year’s Electric Picnic.

‘DEAD’ is a sarcastic, humorous take on a typical conversation between two so called ‘friends’.



Art In State Buildings 1995 -2005