Next – Previously – Meanwhile, 2012, featuring Darina Gallagher, Naomi Sex and Dave Layde.


Naomi Sex is a Dublin based visual artist. She writes scripts and works with actors and minimal scenographic elements to produce understated, theatrical gallery-based events and exhibitions. In 2013 she was awarded The Arts Council of Ireland’s “Visual Art Project Award, 2013” and The Dublin City Council’s “Incubation Space Award” for The Synchronised Lecture Series, this was a performative event that featured in nine key Irish educational institutions simultaneously. In 2014 she was selected for The Artist in Residency Program at The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) where she presented performance work at The Project Space and curated the 6iX Degrees event. In 2016, she produced a touring performance entitled Cheek By Jowl which was awarded The Artscouncil Visual Arts Touring and Dissemination Award and The Fingal County Council Artist’s Work Scheme. The performance toured to Limerick City Gallery (LCG), Crawford Art Gallery, (CAG) and completed the tour at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art).

In 2017, Naomi presented a solo exhibition entitled “Surface and Silence” at The Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin, Ireland. She has lectured for many years in various institutions and now in the Fine Art Department at The Dublin School of Art and Design (TU Dublin). She was on the board of Directors at The Blackchurch Print Studio (and served as Chair and Secretary) and was a Director on the Board of Visual Artist’s Ireland (VAI). In 2012, she completed a practice-based PhD. Naomi is currently working towards a major new solo show / event at The Complex, 2023.