Mitch Conlon graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, with an MFA (2013). He creates collectively performed events and public moments that incorporate music, improvisation and amateur staging. He often works with a number of long-term trusted collaborators and musicians, who reappear across his works. By using carnivalesque techniques of humour, absurdity and subversion, his practice is informed by the spaces and situations where individual and collective narratives can co-exist and where new, plural communities and identities emerge.
Conlon is a former co-director of Catalyst Arts and COLLECTED, and has produced work as part of the collectives Kneejerk and Array Collective. He currently runs FRUIT SHOP, a food and cultural space in South Belfast with artists Phillip McCrilly and Jennifer Mehigan. He has produced live events for a number of organisations including the Galway International Arts Festival, FIX Performance Art Festival, Household, CCA Derry-Londonderry, PS² and TULCA Festival of Visual Arts.
'Sometimes you never know what's in someone's heart', CCA Derry-LondonDerry, 2019
'Places where men go to die', You & I, Millenium Court Arts Centre, 2016
'Solitude', Household - Out in the Open, 2015
'Life and death of David Joseph Barrett', NCAD, 2013
'DELIVER US JIM, DELIVER US! Be not afraid, I go before you always', 126 Gallery @ Galway Arts Festival, 2012