Announcing 2019/2020 FSAS Residential Studios Awardees

Fire Station Artists Studios is delighted to announce 2019/2020 FSAS Residential Studios Awardees.

Following our open call earlier this year, 4 artists were chosen to join the community of artists living at Fire Station Artists' Studios in late 2019/ early 2020. 

Fire Station Artists’ Studios' core purpose is to provide excellent live/work facilities for artists in the heart of Dublin City. The awardees benefit from subsidised residential studio that provides self-contained, secure living and working space, as well as professional development support, and access to our production facilities and our community of practising visual artists.

Cecilia Bullo is an Irish/Italian visual artist based in Dublin. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, to the core of her practice is an ongoing investigation of ritualistic processes, talismans and the psycho-therapeutic effects they may hold. Recent exhibitions include: The Question of Feeling at Home, PS², Belfast (2019), Ex-Voto the Body + Institution, Galway Arts Centre (2018), Cast, Luan Gallery, Athlone (2018), Transgender, Gender & Psychoanalysis, Draper Hall, London (2017). Upcoming projects include - Biomedia: Illness, Art and Medicine, Museum of Contemporary Art Querétaro, Mexico (2019). Cecilia is a recipient of a DLR COCO Professional Development Scheme Grant 2019

Áine McBride
is an artist based in Dublin working in sculpture and photographic form. Recent solo exhibitions include ~set at mother's tankstation London (2019), work suite at mother's tankstation Dublin (2018), and habitat hq, a site-responsive set of works at Trinity's College's Arts Building as part of an off-site Douglas Hyde project (2017). Other recent group exhibitions include: Periodical Review 2017, Pallas Projects (2017); NEU-GEN 2017: Towards Both the Parts, NCAD Gallery (2017). McBride will produce new work for EVA International 2020 (Platform Commissions). McBride graduated from NCAD in 2016 and is represented by mother's tankstation gallery. 

Marcel Vidal
is a recipient of The Golden Fleece Main Award for Visual Art (2019) and Wicklow Artist Grant (2019); Forthcoming: RHA Ashford Gallery, Dublin (2020); 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson, Authored by Kurt Beers, Beers London (2019); Shortlisted RHA Hennessy Craig Biennial Award Exhibition and The Merrion Plinth Award (2019); Exhibitions include: SILVERFISH, The Dock  Leitrim (2018); WHITE NOISE, Futures, RHA Dublin (2018); Syntonic State, Tulca, Galway (2018); Island Life, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery (2018); STREAM, The Sailors Home, Limerick (2018); Summer show, Kerlin Gallery (2017); Awards include, Fire Station Sculpture Workshop Award (2018); Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award (2018).

Katie Watchorn works predominantly in installation and sculpture. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2014. Recent exhibitions include BalehomeBalehome at VISUAL, Carlow, and A Calf Remembered at Wexford Arts Centre, both in 2018. Since graduating, she has received the Hotron Recent Graduate Award 2016, Wexford Arts Centre EVAA Award 2017 and was supported by the Arts Council Next Generation Award in 2016 and bursary in 2018 for the production of new work. Katie is currently in residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art as part of their IMMA 1000 programme.

 Image: Katie Watchorn, Installation image BalehomeBalehome June 2018, image courtesy Ros Kavanagh.

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