Ciaran Nash (b. 1984) is an Irish multidisciplinary artist based in Limerick and working out of Contact Studios. Recent awards include an Irish Arts Council Travel Bursary in 2015 and an artist residence with Limerick Arts Office in 2017 until 2019. He is involved in creative initiatives in Limerick City including EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial and the artist led project group Occupy Space (2012-17). The primary focus of Nash’s work is in exploring the crossovers between mediums and creative genres, such as social practice, activism, language, sound art, performance, sculpture and photography. His participatory projects often involve gameplay as a model of experiential learning to investigate meanings and connotations of value, exchange, and trust in human relations and as social constructs. Presently he is investigating the current language of mass protest movements, in relation to the broader historical context of civil disobedience. Exhibitions in 2016 included performative and installation pieces at both Mart Gallery and The Complex in Dublin. He continues to explore agency, the power of language and mass media influence in our recent history and the origins of these.