Approved: 04.10.2009

Fiona Woods

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Approved: 04.10.2009

Through my theoretical, practical and curatorial research I am always attempting to answer a basic question for myself; how can change occur and what role can art play in bringing it about?
I am interested in the idea of a coming politics, one that is not disastrous for non-human life. In an effort to locate alternative places from which to think about the world and its conditions, my work proposes

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Biography

Through my theoretical, practical and curatorial research I am always attempting to answer a basic question for myself; how can change occur and what role can art play in bringing it about? I am interested in the idea of a coming politics, one that is not disastrous for non-human life. In an effort to locate alternative places from which to think about the world and its conditions, my work proposes a liminal zone of indeterminacy between the human and non-human worlds. This thinking at the limits of the human is aligned with a theory of emergence, which makes it possible to conceptualise change as more than just a rupture or negation of what already exists. I pursue a strategy of staging foolish and absurd events and identities as a way of opening to emergent subjectivities, reconfigured relative to dominant subject-object modes of perceiving. The work takes place at an interface between the lifeworld and the institutional site of art; my practice shifts between anonymous works in the public realm and authored gallery installations.

CV & Education

Public realm 2011 - Walking Silvermines , Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland 2010 - collection of minds #1, Le 56; Rhizomatic Library, Nordic Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture; International Village Shop, /Paris/Venice/ Madrid 2009 - Boundary, works on billboard, Dublin 2009 - Collection of minds, curatorial public art project, in association with Rhyzom project 2007 - Silvermines; a psychogeography, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland Qualifications and training 2009 - MA; Art in the Contemporary World, National College of Art and Design, Dublin Solo exhibitions 2012 - Animal Geographies, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland Group exhibitions 2012 - Terrascope, new work by Jackie Maurer and Fiona Woods, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare 2011 - COMMONS, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland 2011 - Riparian Rights, Maitland Regional Arts Gallery, Maitland, Australia 2011 - SALT, East Gallery, Talinn, Estonia 2009 - Breach, exhibition of new work (two person show), The Joinery, Dublin Curated projects 2010 - Common?, Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, Ireland 2009 - *periphery, a publication by YH485 Press, curated by Aaron Juneau, Jonathan Watts, Harriet Mitchell, UK Projects 2009 - Verge, an occasional art journal focusing on art outside the metropolis. Devised and co-edited, Verge partnership project, Ireland Publications 2011 - Trans Local Act ed. Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou, Nishat Awan 2010 - common (zine)