Bryony Dunne is an Irish-artist based between Cairo and London. 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, Leighton House Museum, Goldsmiths University, 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 titled They Usually Lie Around a Grotto was presented at Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery, a selection of the work will travel to Istanbul this May for the Sharjah Art Biennial 13 Tamawuj. 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 holds an MA in Heritage Conservation Studies with a focus on visual anthropology from UNESCO and University College Dublin.