On Curating Histories

On Curating Histories is a public lecture series hosted by MA Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD. The four-part series presents biographical research into eight selected curatorial forerunners, each of whom made significant contributions to the presentation and contextualisation of contemporary art. Each lecture combines this research with the staging of newly commissioned artworks by contemporary artists; Oisin Byrne, Ella de Búrca, Teresa Gillespie, Barbara Knezevic, Ruth E. Lyons, Clive Moloney, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, and James Ó hAodha. The lecture series runs in parallel to a taught module on the history of curating, led by Kate Strain. The research and development of the series was supported by an Arts Council of Ireland Project Award.