Profile: Flannery O'Kafka >

O'kafka's degree show brings together a range of recent work that combines her interest in museum exhibits, amateur curators and outsider collectors with personal images of her birth family, adoptive family and her own five children:

“Working within the medium of amateur museums, snapshot photography, and liturgical call and response, I’m constructing a fractured family album that hangs somewhere between an emotional document and a fiction. In the tradition of Roland Barthes’ Mourning Diary, it’s a very public grief. A story of crippled minds and bodies, growing up playing house, and pregnant teenagers sent to convents by the cover of night. It’s a clumsy stab at bridging the disconnect between my possible (from birth) futures (including ones where my children are not in existence), my parallel histories, and the shadowy hinterland of suffering that lies between (and intersects) both of these.”


Flannery O'kafka is a final year Fine Art Photography student at The Glasgow School of Art.  Recently, her work has been included in exhibitions at venues such as: Glasgow Women’s Library; The Pipe Factory, Glasgow; Art Park, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow; and 12 Star Gallery, London. In January 2018, O’Kafka was Artist in Residence at Dubois County Museum, where she also presented the solo exhibition: You Would Be Home Now If You lived Here

or contact:

Upcoming Exhibitions: 

June 11th-July 21st  2018, WildFires and Flow Photo Fest, Inverness

June 22nd-July 1st 2018, Thin Blood / Thick Water, solo exhibition, Stills, Edinburgh