Bryony Dunne is an Irish-artist based between Cairo and Dublin. Through the mediums of film, photography and installation art, she explores the intersections between humanity and the natural world, often merging documentary and fiction. Botanical, zoological constructs and colonial backdrops deeply inspire her work.
Dunne has exhibited her work at such places as London’s Mosaic Rooms, Goldsmiths University, Athens Photography Festival and the Irish Film Institute. Her first short film The Orchard Keepers (2014) won best documentary short at the Iranian Green Film Festival, as well as first prize at Ethno Film in Rovinj, Croatia. In 2016, Dunne was a recipient of Mophradat Artists Award, and her solo exhibition on Egypt’s Giza Zoo was presented at Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery, a selection of the work travelled to Sharjah Art Biennial 13 Tamawuj off-site project in Istanbul. A recent short Things Stay for a While (2017) won best director at Egypt’s Zawya Short Film Festival in January. She is currently working on a film and photography project titled Pembe, which follows the journey of the world’s last male Northern White Rhinoceros. She has a background in documentary photography and holds an MA in Heritage Conservation Studies with a focus on visual anthropology from University College Dublin. She is currently artist in-residence at A-Dash Project Space in Athens.