a short experimental cinematography film. 2013.
2012. cill rialiag artists residency, co kerry. selected for rds student art awards. untitled, self curated solo show, student gallery, national college of art and design, dublin. 2011. the untitled exhibition, self curated solo show, school museum of fine art, boston. researched over 3000km of road and experiences in usa and western europe on my bicycle. applause, a group show, moxie studios, dublin. 2010. selected for royal ulster academy of art show, belfast. selected for rds student art awards. cill rialaig artist residency, co kerry. selected for 180th royal hibernian academy show, dublin. 2009. overall prize in texaco art competition. lithuania to ireland, a book published with selection of my artwork sponsored by richard mcnamara. texaco exhibition, waterfront hall, belfast. utv art collection commission. international high school art festival, ueno royal museum, tokyo. sheila mcclean award, north west regional college, derry. 2008. highest mark in ireland in construction studies, leaving certificate exam. special merit prize in texaco art competition. 2007. second prize in texaco art competition. 2006. first prize in texaco art competition. texaco exhibition, hugh lane, ireland. bronze presidents award. 2005. second prize in donegal young artist competition. third highest mark in ireland in woodwork, junior certificate. derek hill art award for best art project, junior certificate. 1992. learned to hold a pencil.
mantas poderys’ art practice resides in creation of experience. one person from a line of people outside the gallery is allowed in, the doors remain closed. the gallery contains a handcrafted object. it awaits the interaction of individual audience members within the frame of the gallery walls. the object functions as a trigger, an invitation to an experience to be generated in the eyes of the viewer, an experience that is non-representational, independent of one’s other experiences - perhaps only lasting a few seconds in the moment of ‘now’, excluding the past and the future.
upathon 2012. a charity 24 hour event for laura lynn children. as art director for this project, i pulled together the ideas of talented foxrock youth club members in the decoration process. this is the second of the three houses to be launched into the sky. the third being the biggest, was using over 4000 helium balloons to lift it.