Yvette Monahan (b.1977) is a Dublin based photographer who works with stories and space. She is interested in how a particular landscape can hold stories of what’s been and what could be.

Her recent project The thousand year old boy won the Gallery of Photography's Solas Ireland Award in November 2015 which included exhibitions at the Gallery of Photography in Dublin and at Fotohof Gallery in Salzburg.

The thousand year old boy will be exhibited as part of the Belfast Exposed Futures this August.

Yvette holds a MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster, Belfast and an MA in Geography from Trinity College Dublin.

Selected exhibitions

2016 May The thousand year old boy PhotoLondon, Peckham 24, Belfast Exposed Futures at the Copeland Gallery, London.
2016 April The thousand year old boy Solas Awards exhibition at FOTOHOF, Salzburg.
2016 March, RHA Annual Exhibition at the RHA, Dublin

2015 December The thousand year old boy Solas Awards exhibition at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin.
2015 June The thousand year old boy Belfast Photo Festival
2015 June Fraction of a second exhibition, University of New Mexico Art Museum, USA
2015 May The thousand year old boy RHA Annual Summer Show, Dublin
2015 May The thousand year old boy Remote Photo Festival Group Show, Donegal

2014 July The time of dreaming the world awake, Solo show, The Copper House Gallery, Dublin
2014 July The time of dreaming the world awake Skibbereen Arts Festival, Cork
2014 June Belfast School of Art Show, Backlight Photofestival, Tampere, Finland
2014 September Supernatural, Quad Derby, UK
2014 March UU/Yale show, Belfast
2014 The time of dreaming the world awake Circulations Festival, Paris

2013 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Show
2013 MFA graduate show, South Studios, Dublin
2013 New Irish Works, PhotoIreland, Tactic, Cork
2013 Open Submission, Ormeau Baths Gallery,
2013 Belfast MFA graduate show, University of Ulster, Belfast
2013 A Year in Development, Four Corners Gallery, London


2016 Prix Pictet SPACE, nomination
2016 New Irish Works - selected artist
2015 Solas Ireland Award winner, Gallery of Photography and Source
2015 Emerging Irish Artist Award, Burren College of Art, The Burren, Co. Clare
2015 Prix Pictet DISORDER, nomination
2014 Plat (t) form 2015 at Fotomuseum Winterthur, nomination
2014 MACK First Book Award – Nominated by Christiane Monarchi of Photomonitor, UK
2013 Magnum Foundation/Atlantic Philanthropies – One of six photographers chosen in Ireland for legacy project
2013 Winner PhotoIreland Portfolio Award
2013 Winner Slideluck Potshow, Dublin
2013 Source Photographic Review’s showcase - selected by Sean Kissane, exhibition curator at IMMA, as emerging photographic talent from MA courses across Ireland and the UK.