Fire Station’s curatorial programme supports critical dialogue, linking resident and affiliated artists with local and international curatorial practitioners and cultural institutions. The programme is structured to provide opportunities across a range of scales, encouraging both artists and curators to contribute to peer-to-peer discourse and to evolve more structured outputs such as exhibitions, events and publications. By drawing on individual practitioners’ current research and interests, Fire Station’s curatorial programme opens a window to an ever-evolving range of subjects. Some of them are rooted within the context of Fire Station’s immediate environs in the North East Inner City of Dublin, while others link to themes that develop through our annual programme and have both a national and international reach. We work constantly to develop partnerships and support infrastructures with awarded artists and alumni, local communities and other arts organisations.
Fire Station’s curatorial programme has included input from leading curators, artists, writers and researchers. They include Anamarija Batista, Andrew Hunt, Emily Jacir, Julie Morrissy, Nathan O’Donnell, Melanie Pocock, Livia Paldi, Gregory Sholette, Kate Strain, Morgan Quaintance, and many more.