International Curator Residency Award

International Curator Residency Programme 2024

About the Residency

Through these residencies, FSAS provides the armature to build links/fosters collaborations between international artists, curators, art institutions & their Irish counterparts. This residency programme provides opportunities for international curators to:

  • connect in person with the Irish visual art scene.
  • undertake research, studio visits and participate in Dublin & Ireland’s dynamic visual arts sector.
  • make connections, explore international exhibition opportunities with Irish artists, with introductions facilitated, where possible, by FSAS staff.

The FSAS Dublin city centre location is within walking distance of all major galleries both public and private and artists’ studios which are located close to Dublin city centre. For national connections, FSAS is located close to national rail and bus transport lines to Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Belfast.

As part of their residency, International Curators are:

  • asked to give a short public talk here in our Project Space at the beginning of their stay to meet resident & non-resident practitioners from Dublin and beyond, to elaborate their practice.
  • to take part in studio visits with FSAS artists and attend FSAS events coinciding with their stay.
  • to write a brief report for our own evaluation purposes at the end of their residency to help FSAS continue to refine our awarded residency programme.
  • to bring previous publications or exhibition ephemera relating to their recent work, and where possible, recommend active reading material of current interest for the FSAS library.

Who is the residency for?

  • Curators who are working independently or with institutions.
  • Curators who can spend time in Dublin for up to four weeks and no less than three weeks.
  • Curators with a strong track record and over five years of experience in the field.
  • Curators developing curatorial research/practice relationships in Dublin/Ireland.

Previous International Curator Residents:
2023: Erin Joyce, Harriet Cooper, Maria Kuzmina, Catriona Whiteford, Viviana Checchia, Darren Pottie.

2022: Jone Alaitz Uriarte, Siobhán Forshaw, Lucija Šutej, Tsione Wolde-Michael, Dr Linzi Stauvers, Kari Conte, Terhi TuomiLea Vene.

2020: Anneka French, Angels Miralda, Lea Vene, Marten Esko, Meghana Karnik, Stanislaw Welbel.

2019: Vanina Saracino, Canan Batur, Hana Ostan Ozbolt, Lucy A. Sames, Amy L. Powell, Alfredo Aracil, Sabine Schmid, Patrice Sharkey.

2018: Marek Wolynski, Allison Peters Quinn, Herb Shellenberger, Anneka French, Kris Dittel, Ana García Alarcón, Jade French, Kirsty White, Behzad Nejadghanbar, Denis Maksimov, Carolina Lio, Emma Brasó.

About Fire Station Artist Studios
Located in Dublin’s northeast city centre, Fire Station Artists’ Studios was established in 1993 to support professional visual artists. It provides ten subsidised combined living and working studios for Irish and international artists as well as large scale sculpture workshop facilities for day hire. In addition, FSAS provides digital media facilities and equipment, a project/meeting room space, as well as training opportunities for artists, combining the practical with the conceptual. A key policy of Fire Station is to support socially engaged arts practice and critique through art commissions, talks and publications.

As part of its programme, international curators visit and stay in FSAS, developing connections with FSAS artists, with institutions and key people in Dublin and across Ireland. With its established reputation and active staff, FSAS supports visiting curators to connect and further their projects and networks. Through this programme, Fire Station promotes and supports the creation of international opportunities for Irish artists.

FSAS is delighted to announce the Awardees of our 2023 International Curator Residencies, Catriona Whiteford, Darren Pottie, Erin Joyce, Harriet Cooper, Maria Kuzmina and Viviana Checchia. The residencies will last between three and five weeks.

A series of curator talks will occur throughout the year so please stay in touch and sign up to our newsletter to find out when they will be taking place.

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