David O’Kane


David O’Kane is an award-winning Irish artist whose work has been exhibited all over the world. His short film Babble, which stages a multilingual conversation between Flann O’Brien, Franz Kafka and Jorge Luis Borges, won an e v + a open award (2008) from Hou Hanru, 2008. A still from his animated artwork Dieselbe Noman adorned the inaugural issue of The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O’Brien Studies and his work can be seen on the cover images of Flann O’Brien: Plays and Teleplays (2013), Flann O’Brien: Contesting Legacies (2014), and Flann O’Brien: Problems with Authority (2017). In addition to receiving the R.C. Lewis-Crosby Award at the Royal Dublin Society (2006), O’Kane has been awarded residencies at the British School at Rome (2009), the Stiftung Starke in Berlin (2010–13) and the Fire Station Artists Studios in Dublin (2014–17).