A resource for news and writing on contemporary visual culture by participants and alumni of NCAD's MA/MFA Art in the Contemporary World.
Author: Emma Mahony
Emma Mahony is a lecturer and independent curator. She currently teaches on graduate and undergraduate programmes at NCAD. She holds a Joint Degree in Fine Art and the History of Art and Design, NCAD (1997), an MA in Curating Contemporary Art, RCA (2000) and is currently a PhD researcher in Visual Culture at NCAD. Her various research interests include ‘How design, architecture and art are converging to produce interconnected bodies of activity and knowledge’; ‘Recent curatorial discourse and new institutionalism’; ‘Situated practices and the context-specific perennial exhibition’. From 2004 until 2008 she was exhibitions curator for Hayward Gallery Touring, where she co-curated 'Cult Fiction' (2007-08), and organised 'British Art Show 6' (2005-06). In 2004 she worked with the American artist Dan Graham on the commission of his 'Waterloo Sunset' pavilion for the roof of the Hayward Gallery. Previous to this she curated 'Bad Behaviour' from the Arts Council Collection (2003-05) and organised solo exhibitions by Douglas Gordon and Sam Taylor-Wood. Independent projects include: ‘Today I joined a gang in the woods’, Triskel, Cork (2009), ‘Clerkenwell Artists Film and Video Festival’ (2005) and the UK touring exhibition, 'Air Guitar, Artists Reconsidering Rock Music' (2002-03).