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Ida Mitrani's practice explores the concept of self- identity and belonging through the constant mutation of humans and plants throughout life.


Her multidisciplinary artistic practice involves drawing,recycled and organic materials, analog and digital collages. Her research comes from critical plant studies and concepts, including plant blindness, post-naturalism, hybridity and the notion of human and plant displacement.


Through observing the natural environment, she uses drawing to create other realities and highlight the contrast between the impermanent organic elements that transform and decay and the inorganic matter left as human legacy on earth. The act and language of drawing is essential to her practice in creating a continuity and connection between the various media and materials. She gets inspiration from her walks and careful observations of plants, and from a constant flux of images that she digitally manipulates, reproducing the natural biorhythm of creation and destruction through technology.


Mitrani creates imaginary scenes of a world where the entangling of various forms, human and non-human, brings the creation of new life forms. Collages of digitised images, drawings, and plant-shaped plastics evoke the notion of biological mimicry in which organisms simultaneously evolve to resemble and compete with one another.


Ida Mitrani is a Turkish born French visual artist and art educator living in Ireland since 1997. She received a First Class Honours Masters degree in Art and Process from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2021, and a BA in Fine Art and a Diploma in Animation from the Institute of Art and Design & Technology Dun Laoghaire in 2002/2003.

She has taken part in several group exhibitions including Drawing Connections - Sample-Studios in collaboration with CCAD Drawbridge at MTU, Roscommon Arts Center, Visual Carlow, GOMA Waterford, Lexicon gallery, Temple Bar gallery & Studios, Oonagh Young gallery, Cross gallery and a solo show in NAG in Dublin.

Awards include the Arts Council Agility (2022), Dublin Arts Office residential space (2022), and the Arts for Health residency award at Uillinn West Cork Arts Center (2021).

Her work is now part of the Crawford MAAP Graduate Collection, the public collection in the National Library in Dublin, the National Archives of Ireland, and the Arts Office in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

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