Spring 2017 Curator-in-Residence

Mary Conlon at Godsbanen. Photo courtesy of Kulturmagasinet Fine Spind.

Aarhus Center for Visual Art has selected Mary Conlon as curator-in-residence, Spring 2017. For six weeks (May 17-June 26), Mary will explore the visual arts scene in and around Aarhus. Her residency will feature meetings with local artists and arts professionals, visits to artist studios and exhibition spaces, and participation in networking meetings and cultural events, including Art Weekend Aarhus and AaBKC’s June Art Bar.

Residency Program
Over the course of Mary's residency, AaBKC will host a series of 4 lunchtime discussion groups (AaBKC Socials) where the public can meet with Mary and explore specific topics over packed lunches. Each AaBKC Social will be organized in collaboration with different art initiatives and organizations in and around Aarhus (please see Official Program, below). 

Officielt program:
26. maj: AaBKC Social #1: Ormston House & The Sustainability PlanDen Blå Hest
29. maj: AaBKC Social #2: Membership & International Studio Exchanges, KH7
8. juni: AaBKC Social #3: The Feminist Supermarket, Rum46
15. juni: AaBKC Social #4: The Museum of Mythological Water Beasts, ARoS Public
22. juni: Farvel til Mary, ART BAR, Godsbanen, Vogn 1

Mere info om, og tilmelding til de fire netværksmøder fås her: Pamela Grombacher – assistent@aabkc.dk

Øvrigt program:
19-21. maj: Mary Conlon deltager i Art Weekend Aarhus, besøgsprogram for internationale kuratorer, inkluderet speed dating for kunstnere og kuratorer.
22-23. maj: Mary Conlon deltager i et besøgsprogram for internationale kuratorer i København.
30. maj: Studio visits, Det Jyske Kunstakademi

About Mary Conlon
Mary Conlon is a curator based in Limerick, Ireland. She has completed studies at University College Dublin (1996-2001), Universidad de Sevilla (1999-2000), and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (2002-2006). She is the third Shinnors Scholar and her PhD in Curatorial Studies at Limerick School of Art and Design focuses on Italo Calvino’s Harvard lectures. Her writings have been published in Irish Arts Review, COLLECTED, Paper Visual Art, and the Visual Artists’ News Sheet.

Conlon is the Founder and Co-Director of Ormston House, a cultural resource centre located in the heart of Limerick city. She is on the board of directors of EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art, and is a Partner of Visual Artists Ireland, providing advocacy and advice to artists. She sits on the Migrant Exploitation Steering Group for the human rights organization, Doras Luimní. In 2016, she worked as a Cultural Programmer for Limerick’s bid for European Capital of Culture.

Recent curatorial projects include Murder Machine (2016), an evolving project co-curated with Christine Eyene as an invited response to Still (The) Barbarians curated by Koyo Kouoh; Against The Current (2015-2016), a solo exhibition by Mark Dion, co-curated with Ian Russell, curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University; and PROTOTYPES (2014), a solo exhibition by Dennis McNulty during the inaugural National City of Culture programme at Limerick City Gallery of Art. Also in 2014, she managed the Limerick edition of the Irish tour of The Enclave by Richard Mosse, Ireland’s representation at the 55th Venice Biennale.

Click here to read Fine Spind's profile of Mary Conlon (in Danish).