Dr. Nathan O’Donnell is a writer and researcher with a scholarly background in modern and contemporary British and Irish art. He is one of the co-editors of Paper Visual Art journal, and he publishes on contemporary art here and elsewhere, including The Dublin Review, Gorse, Apollo: The International Art Magazine, the Irish Times and Architecture Ireland. He has been the recipient of a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council Ireland, as well as artist’s commissions from IMMA, South Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council Arts Office. He also lectures on contemporary art at Trinity College and contributes occasionally to the MA Art in the Contemporary World at National College of Art and Design, Dublin. His first book Wyndham Lewis's Cultural Criticism and the Infrastructures of Patronage, was published in June 2020.
Dr. Nathan O’Donnell was a Research Fellow at IMMA in connection with the IMMA Collection: Freud Project from 2018-2020. He was the holder of a two-year Irish Research Council Enterprise Postdoctoral Fellowship at the museum, 2018-19, during which time he co-organised several events and symposia dedicated to Freud’s work, as well as working as a curatorial researcher for exhibitions in connection with the Freud Project. He continues to work between the Collections Department and the Engagement and Learning Department on several educational and curatorial projects.