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(she/they/sí/í)

 

Roibí O Rua is a multimedia artist and self-proclaimed popstar based in Ireland.

Born and raised in Waterford, she ventured to Limerick City to study Sculpture and Combined Media at LSAD.

Her work spans across many media, including but not limited to; Music, Animation, Graphic Design, Performance, Social Media, etc.

Her work is informed by her experiences as a GEN Z, non-binary X trans woman hailing from a working class background in Ireland, and the cultures around her identity.

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Roibí is a multimedia artist, utilising music, video, animation, and
digital media to explore ideas of queerness as it exists within
Generation Z.

Roibí occupies the space between popstar and fine
artist, while referring to their own experiences as a ‘Transfemme’. The
work explores ideas of identity through the idea of the self as a digital
persona. Roibí considers digital space as a means of socialisation and
the development and expansion of subcultures.
Her latest work entitled DigiTran is an expression of how
cyberspace is used by transgender Gen Z individuals as a sandbox
for their identities. This work is realised as an album that is hosted
online with eight tracks, paying homage to the queer sounds of
Disco, NY Ballroom and 90’s House Music, while also drawing from
internet subcultures such as Vaporwave, Seapunk and Hyperpop. The
website is a visual representation of the work with texts that address
the digitrans experience of Gen Z. Roibí makes work that accurately
represents their generation’s feel and aesthetic, by the queer, for
the queer.

video//animation

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EDUCATION:
Ba(hons) in Sculpture & Combined Media at LIT Limerick School of Art and Design 2017-2021

 

PROJECTS;

 

‘Limerick is Burning’- Haus of Sídhe, Drag and Queer Performance Night
14/04/2019- 14/04/2020

 

‘Space2Screen’- Self-directed Video installation in Limerick City Centre
10/12/2019

 

‘WEARABLES’- Work featured in wearable Sculpture Publication with Rhona Byrne
01/05/2019

 

‘d1g1TR@N’- self-directed body of music and art
01/09/2020-ongoing

 

'Mxnifesto'- currently embryonic collaborative practice with Fiona Gordon.

03/21-ongoing
 

 

SKILLS:
 

•Proficient in Ableton Live Ten- Sound Design & Music Production
•Proficient in Adobe Photoshop-Photo Editing/ Digital Collage/ Illustration
•Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects- Video Editing
•Skills in Casting and Mouldmaking
•Skills in Lazer Cutting
•Proficient in Adobe Audition
•Musical Skills- Analogue Synthesis, Vocals, Piano, Guitar
•Background in Dance and Drag Performance

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:
 

‘Mixtape’ Video Exhibition at the South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel -Curated by Helena Tobin.
23/01/2020- 15/02/2020

 

Document and Disseminate, Limerick School of Art and Design -Curated by Alan Crowley.
03/04/2019-09/04/2019

 

ON TOAST w/ DJ EGG ft BIG M, Dublin Digital Radio- Curated by Aoife O’ Toole
28/08/20

House of Whorrors: B0DI3S X City Imp, Currents.FM- Curated by B0DI3S and City Imp D5
31/10/20

 

Insert Art Here- Online exhibition- (in collaboration with Fiona Gordon) - Curated by Tsitra Park & Shawn Mark Nayar

13/03/21
 

39th EVA International 2020/1 (Phase 2) - 'Angry Christ, 3rd iteration'
(in collaboration with Fiona Gordon, Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho)- Sailors Home, Limerick- Curated by Merve Elveren

02/07/21-22/08/21

 

RDS Visual Arts Awards 2021- Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin- Curated by Vera Klute
24/11/21-15/12/21

SHORT CUTS PROGRAME- Online with Project Arts Centre 

2022

cirriculum vitae

contact

roibiorua@gmail.com

INSTA:@roibiorua

phone no.# can be provided on request.