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.
She is currently Manager of Programme and Operations in Fire Station Artists’ Studios and a member of The Enquiry, Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) which is hosted by IMMA.
Through her independent practice Guy is project managing and curating five major public art commissions across County Wicklow and County Dublin in 2017 and 2018. Her most recent exhibition includes It’s Very New School, a group exhibition at Rua Red Art Centre.
She holds a Masters in Visual Arts Practices, IADT, Dunlaoghaire, Dublin and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & History, Trinity College Dublin.
For more information please visit: http://www.jennieguy.com/
Claire Walsh is a curator based in Dublin. She co-organises art exhibitions and events both independently and as part of her role at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) where she works as assistant curator (collections). She is interested in crossovers between fictional narratives and art, expanded modes of distributing artworks and art that digs its claws into systemic oppressions.
Before moving to Dublin in 2017, Claire was working in Edinburgh as a curatorial assistant at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. In 2016 she was guest co-editor at MAP (mapmagazine.co.uk) a non-profit organisation dedicated to the discussion and support of artist-led publishing and production. In collaboration with Suzanne van der Lingen they co-produced Footnoting the Archive, a year-long programme of publishing and live events between Glasgow and Edinburgh and online.
In the past year Claire has published articles and essays in MAP, Paper Visual Art journal and Mousse Magazine online. Recent exhibitions that she co-curated include A Fiction Close to Reality (with Johanne Mullan) at IMMA, 2019, and You hardboiled I softboiled (with the Rhubaba Committee) at Rhubaba, Edinburgh, 2018.
Claire studied Painting (BA) at Limerick School of Art & Design and Contemporary Art Theory (MA) at Edinburgh College of Art. She became a member of The Enquiry in 2018.