Christine Mackey’s current practice constitutes the complex investigation of the historical, political and biodynamical and economic ecologies of plant life through the subject of the seed. The evolving projects, public engagements, publications and exhibitions are meticulously researched, which pursue a narrative structure based on an assemblage of key research material, sites of interest and the active and creative involvement of other voices, work which embeds a series of sensitive responses in relation to site, agency and ecology.
CV & Education
Education 2012 PhD University of Ulster Belfast: ‘Ecology of Place: A Systems View of the World and its Defining Role for Creative Practice’; 2002 MA (Taught) Time based and Performance Studies Dartington College of Arts.
Selected Fellowships and Awards 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholar Award, University Of New Mexico, America. (2018); Wellcome Trust Award MERL, England; Common Ground Woodland Trust Award. 2016 Visual Arts Bursary Award, The Arts Council, Ireland; Migrating Art Academies (MigAA) Residency Award. 2015 Scholarship - Agora Collective/ Nordisk Kulturfond/ EU Creative Europe Programme. 2015/14/09 International Travel Bursary, Culture Ireland. 2013/12/10/08/07 Visual Arts Bursary Award, The Arts Council of Ireland. 2015/13/10/09/06 Travel & Training Award, The Arts Council of Ireland. 2014/13/09/08/07 Visual Arts Bursary, Leitrim County Council Arts Office. 2010 /08/04 International Travel Bursary, University of Ulster Belfast. 2008 One-off Project Award (AFTER) The Arts Council of Ireland. 2007-10 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarship, University of Ulster, Belfast.
International and National Residencies 2017 The Observatory Residency, SPUD, ArtsSway, England; MERL: Museum of English Rural Like, England; Common Ground, Woodlands Trust, Northern Ireland. 2016 ‘As above so below’ Allenheads Contemporary Arts (ACA), England.; Professional Development Residency, Leitrim Sculpture Centre; 2015 Agora Collective ‘Everything under the sun’ ART/FOOD/CLIMATE CHANGE Berlin; Politics of Food Delfina Foundation London, UK; Utopiana Genève Switzerland.