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
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
2012 - Animal Geographies, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
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
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
2009 - Verge, an occasional art journal focusing on art outside the metropolis. Devised and co-edited, Verge partnership project, Ireland
2011 - Trans Local Act ed. Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou, Nishat Awan
2010 - common (zine)