How Do Curators Research? Tour and discussion at IADT, Wed 31 May

ARC students host a tour and discussion at the IADT BA Art Exhibition, May 2017

IADT BA Art Exhibition, 26 May – 1 June 2017

How Do Curators Research?
Exhibition tour and discussion at IADT, Wednesday 31 May 2-4pm.

You are invited to attend a tour of the IADT BA Art Exhibition on Wednesday 31 May, hosted by ARC Programme staff and students. The tour will be followed by a discussion with short presentations by four guest speakers:

Jennie Guy (Art School)
Alissa Kleist (CCA Derry-Londonderry)
Marguerite O’Molloy (IMMA)
Livia Paldi (Project Arts Centre)

Meet at the main entrance to the Quadrangle Building, IADT.
The tour begins at 2pm.
All welcome. Booking not required.

Jennie Guy is an artist, curator and educator based in Dublin. Her artistic practice embraces visual, textual, performance, and event-based output. She is interested in the rituals surrounding artistic production, seeking alternate modes of observation and response. She is the founder and director of Art School, a platform that establishes new interfaces between contemporary art and sites of education. She develops workshop and residency programmes that unite artists, students, and educators in substantial research exchanges and partnerships, both nationally and internationally. Her projects generate collaborative art-works, exhibitions, screenings and publications, while remaining primarily invested in exploring artistic process and decisive interventions within educational curricula.

Alissa Kleist is a curator currently based between Belfast and Derry. She is the Curator (Exhibitions) at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry-Londonderry  and as one of the founders and directors of the organisation Household collaboratively curates site-specific exhibitions, residencies and events, often in disused, non-institutional spaces. From 2011 to 2013, she was a co-director of Catalyst Arts and collectively ran the organisation. She has written for a number of publications, and also works as an independent curator. In this capacity she has curated projects in galleries such as PS2, Golden Thread, and MCAC Portadown. She holds an MFA from Ulster University and have given talks and lectures at the invitation of institutions and organisations such as the Ulster University, National College of Art and Design Dublin, Limerick School of Art and Design, Queen’s University, Belfast City Council, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Visual Artists Ireland, Plus Tate, and IKT.

Marguerite O’Molloy was recently appointed IMMA’s first Programme Production Manager and is responsible for managing an ambitious international Programme. Highlights include As Above, So Below, GRIZEDALE A Fair Land, Emily Jacir Europa and Jaki Irvine If the Ground Should Open. Curatorial collaborations with artists have included Group coordination, 2014 with Caroline McCarthy and Fragments with Alan Phelan, 2015. Marguerite holds a First Class Honours MA.Vis from IADT and has extensive experience curating, both through her previous role programming the IMMA Collection and on a freelance basis. Solo exhibitions include Vong Phaophanit, Line Writing, 2014; Liam Gillick Literally Based on H.Z., 2009; James Coleman Background, 2008; Rose Finn Kelcey: Bureau de Change, 2003 and numerous group shows from the IMMA Collection including One Foot in the Real World, 2013; Between Metaphor and Object, 2010; What happens next is a secret, 2010. Marguerite was Project Co-ordinator for Gerard Byrne, Ireland at Venice, 2007 and Stage Manager for Marking the Territory, curated by Marina Abramovic 2001.

Born in Budapest, Lívia Páldi is the Curator of Visual Arts at Project Arts Centre in Dublin. Between 2012 and 2015 she was director of BAC – Baltic art Center, a residency and production space in Visby, Sweden and between 2005 and 2011 curator and chief curator of the Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest where she organised numerous exhibitions and events. Páldi has edited several exhibition catalogues; she was a contributing editor of East Art Map magazine and book organized by the artist collaborative IRWIN in Ljubljana (2002–5). She holds an MA in English Literature and Language and Art History from the Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest and participated in the Curatorial Training Programme at De Appel in Amsterdam in 2000/2001. She was one of the curatorial agents of dOCUMENTA (13) and during 2016 she was member of the OFF-Biennale Budapest curatorial board. Her latest curatorial work include The Fevered Specters of Art (co-curated with Edit Molnár and Marcel Schwierin), Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg (DE) and Damage & Loss – Alternativa 2016 (co-curated with Anna Nawrot and Aneta Szyłak), Gdansk (PL).

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