Employment      Current Positions | Previous Positions | Professional Affiliations

Arts      Curatorial Work | Leadership | Talks

Design      Consultancy

Research      Interests | Experience | Funding | Projects

Publications      Publications | e-Publications | Editorial Experience | Reviews & Press

Teaching      Experience | Critiques

Public Speaking      Lectures | Papers | Conferences

Education      Education | Ph.D. Thesis

References      Academic | Arts | Awards & Honours

 

Professional Interests {top}
Contemporary art, curatorial practice, design, heritage studies, cultural branding, visual & material cultural theory, intellectual history, anthropological & archaeological theory

Current Positions {top}

September 2013-Present | Koç University, Istanbul | Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art, Curatorial Practice and Cultural Heritage

September 2013-Present | David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University | Guest Curator

Previous Positions {top}

July 2011-August 2013 | David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University | Curator

September 2011-August 2013 | Creative Arts Council, Brown University | Executive Committee Member

Sub-committees: Research, Events and Archives

July 2011-August 2013 | John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University | Fellow & Co-PI

Focus: Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice

January 2010-June 2011 |  John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University | Postdoctoral Fellow

Focus: Public Art and Cultural Heritage

February 2008-March 2011 | EU Trans Form Actions, European Commission land art project | Director, Ireland’s Project Scenario – Sculpture in the Parklands, Co. Offaly

View residency videos here.

August 2008-January 2010 | Heritage Council of Ireland, National Strategic Research Programme | Curator/Coordinator

Project: Placing Voices – Voicing Places: Dublin’s Contemporary Past & The Home Project

September-December 2009 | John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, University College Dublin | Postdoctoral Fellow

Focus: Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive National Schools Project

March-December 2009 | Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin | Associate Fellow

Focus: The Antiquarians Project – Collaborative research project with Stanford University, The Sorbonne, Brown University and Durham University

May – June 2009 | Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office | Mediator

Artist: Noel Bowler – View the catalogue here.

January 2008-May 2009 | UCD Public Sculpture Commission – Sixth World Archaeology Congress | Commissioning Curator

Artist: Kevin O’Dwyer – Watch a video of the installation here.

December 2008-April 2009 | Camera Obscura, National College of Art and DesignPostgraduate Interim Exhibition | Curator

Read an excerpt from the NCAD 2008-9 Year book here.

April 2007-October 2008 | Ábhar agus Meon: Materials and Mentalities exhibition series, Sixth World Archaeological Congress, University College Dublin | Director & Curator

May-October 2008 | Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin | Post-Doctoral Fellow

August 2007-May 2008 | University of Notre Dame, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies | NEH Keough Fellow

October 2006-July 2007 | Digital Image Project, Trinity College Dublin, School of Histories and Humanities | Research Associate

October 2004-June 2007 | Trinity College Dublin, Department of History | Instructor – ‘Learning for Historians: Research skills for the informaiton age’

October 2001-June 2007 | Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin | Installer & Invigilator

January 2002-June 2005 | Trinity College Students Union Bookshop | Manager

Ph.D. Thesis {top}

December 2006 | Trinity College Dublin, Department of History

Subjects: Anthropology, applied psychoanalysis & intellectual history
Title: Materialising Ireland: Archaeology, Identity & Modernity in Ireland | [Read an abstract here.]
External Examiner: Prof. Michael Shanks, Stanford University, U.S.A.
Internal Examiner: Dr Michael Ryan, Director, The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland

Education {top}

October 2002-December 2006 | Ph.D. – Trinity College Dublin, History [thesis abstract available here]

Supervisor: Prof. Terence Barry

October 1998-June 2002 | B.A. (Hons) - Trinity College Dublin, Ancient History & Archaeology

Supervisor: Dr Hazel Dodge

Teaching Experience {top}

2014

Koç University, IstanbulArchaeology & History of Art | Media and Visual Art

Graduate Course: Designing Heritage

Undergraduate Course: Things: The Material Worlds of Humanity

Brown University, Pre-College Programs

Summer Course: Presenting to the Public

2013

Koç University, Istanbul, Archaeology & History of Art | Media and Visual Art

Graduate Course: Exhibition Design and Interpretive Practice

Undergraduate Course: Contemporary Art

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Graduate Workshop: Exhibition curation and design

Brown University, Pre-College Programs

Summer Course: Presenting to the Public

2012

Brown University, The Humanities and Technology Camp

Workshop: Building an academic and professional persona online (with Steve Lubar)

Brown University, Pre-College Programs

Summer Course: Presenting to the Public

Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center & Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology

Graduate Course: Cultural Heritage, Curation & Creativity

2011

Koç University, Istanbul – Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations

Faculty and Graduate Workshop: Exhibition curation and design

Brown University & Chinese University of Hong Kong

Summer Course: Comparative Cultural Heritage: Hong Kong & New England

Rhode Island School of Design & Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center

Graduate Course: Museum Interpretation Practices

‘Research Poster Design: Effective visual communication in the humanities and social sciences’

Seminar – Harvard University, Department of History

‘Research Poster Design: Effective visual communication in the humanities and social sciences’

Seminar – Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center

2010

Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center & Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology

Graduate Course: ‘Things: The material worlds of Humanity’

Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center

Graduate Course: ‘Designing heritages: From archaeological sensibilities to relational heritages

Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center Summer Residency Program- 4 – 14 June

Course Director: ‘West Offaly Heritage: New media, new audiences

University College Dublin, John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies Summer School- 14 – 23 June

Course Director: ‘Cultural Heritage and Social Change in Ireland: Global answer to local questions

2009

University College Dublin, School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy

MA course in Arts Management and Cultural Policy – Seminar: ‘Challenges of contemporary curation’

University of Notre Dame, Keough-Naughton Summer School

Seminar: ‘Heritage and Cultural Diversity: The constituteion of comtemporary Irish society’

2007

University College Dublin, School of Archaeology- Art and Archaeology – Undergraduate course

Seminar: ‘Art and art(e)facts: Mediation, materials and mentalities in Ireland’

University College Dublin, School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy

MA course in Arts Management and Cultural Policy – Seminar: ‘The constitution of heritage in Ireland’

University of Notre Dame, Department of Anthropology- Archaeology of Ireland – Undergraduate course

Seminar & workshop: ‘Tara: Landscapes, heritage and identities’ & ‘Heritage management and interpretation’

Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Access Programme

Lecture: ‘Materialsing Ireland:The role of archaeology in culutral & political developments of 19th century Ireland’

Trinity College Dublin, Civil Engineering Department - Design & the Built Environment – Undergraduate course

Lecture: ‘Design and the built environment: Urban archaeology in Dublin, Ireland’

2004-2007

Trinity College Dublin, Department of History

Undergraduate course: ‘Learning for Historians: Research skills for the information age’

2004

Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Access Programme

Lecture: ‘Constructing Identities: Archaeology, artefacts and monuments’

Critiques {top}

2013

Brown University, Department of Modern Culture and Media

Guest Critic, The Art of Curating

2012

Rhode Island School of Design, Film/Animation/Video

Guest Critic, Open Media

2011

Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Interior Architecture

Guest Critic, Narrative Museum Studio

Consultancy {top}

January-May 2011 | Haffenreffer Museum, Brown University | Rebranding and Design Consultant

    • Development and implementation of new brand identity and brand strategies for the museum
    • Research and systhesis of museum’s cultural context and competitor market
    • Design of new logos, moniker and design strategies for the museum

July 2010 | Pearlfisher | Freelance Strategist

    • Concept development for brand repositioning project pitch
    • Research and systhesis of product cultural context and competitor market

March-April 2010 | Sock & Buskin Theatre Company, Brown University | Rebranding and Design Consultancy Sessions

    • Presentation highlighting market and design opportunities
    • Demonstration of impact of effectively articulating core values of brand and theatre company

Curatorial Work {top}

August 2013-Present | David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University | Guest Curator

April 12 – May 25, 2014 |  Sarah Morris, Robert Reynolds, and Taryn Simon | Brown University 250th Alumni Exhibitions

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University - Guest Curator

February 15 – March 30, 2014 | Dawn Clements, Paul Ramirez Jonas, and Kerry Tribe | Brown University 250th Alumni Exhibitions

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University - Guest Curator

October 19 – December 15, 2013 |  Vincent Valdez | The Strangest Fruit

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University - Curator

August 2013 | what has been shall always never be again - recent works by Ramona BURKE | Michael CLEARY | Simon CUMMINS | Gerry DAVIS | Pat FITZPATRICK | Noelle GALLAGHER | Saidhbhin GIBSON | Bernadette KEATING | Maggie MADDEN | Steve MAHER | Eilish MURRIHY | Áine PHILLIPS | Rory TANGNEY | Paul TARPEY

Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland - Guest Curator

July 2011-August 2013 | David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University | Curator

June 8 – July 21, 2013 | Kelli Rae Adams | Breaking Even

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University - Curator

April 2 – May 26, 2013 | Wafaa Bilal | The Ashes Series

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University - Curator

March 2013 | 33rd Annual Student Exhibition

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University - Curator

October 13 – November 11, 2012 | New Acquisitions from the Tanner Collection

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University - Curator

October 1 – November 30, 2012 | Tom Friedman | Circle Dance  - a public art installation

Brown University – Project Manager

September 1 – November 4, 2012 | Jin Shan 靳山 | My dad is Li Gang! 我爸是李刚!

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University - Curator

June 9 – July 8, 2012 | rolemodelplaytime - recent works by Hannah Barrett, Caleb Cole, Jane Maxwell, Randy Regier, Kent Rogowski and TRIIIBE

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University - Curator

January – February 2012 | Betsey Biggs | The Providence Postcard Project - Commissioning Curator

March 2012 | 32nd Annual Student Exhibition

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University - Curator

April 2011 – August 2013 | Dennis McNulty | Windshield (2011)

John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University – Curator

Read more here.

April 2011 | Dennis McNulty | Space replaced by volume

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University – Curator

Read more here.

December 2010 – May 2011 | exquisite things { from the Haffenreffer }

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University – Curator – with the John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University

Online exhibition: http://www.exquisitethings.info

February-April 2011 | ‘The Archive and the Ephemeral’ curated conversations with artists Corin Hewitt, Miriam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh

Curator with Rebecca Schneider and Hollis Mickey – Creative Arts Council, Brown University

April-August 2010 | Fiona Hallinan | Roadscore | Invisible String 

John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University – Curator

Online installation archive here.

September 2009 | One and Other 

Trafalgar Square, September 2009 – Participant

Watch videos and read about to project here.

July 2009 | Urusula Rani Sarma | The Home Project

Clanbrassil Street, Dublin (as part of Placing Voices – Voicing Places) – Curator

View the installations here.

July 2009 | Sean Lynch |Clanbrassil Street, Vol. 1&2

Clanbrassil Street, Dublin (as part of Placing Voices – Voicing Places) - Curator

View the ‘zines here.

December 2008-April 2009 | Camera Obscura | National College of Art and Design Postgraduate Interim Exhibition

Light House Cinema, Dublin - Curator

Artists: Catherine Barragry, Owen Boss, Roderick Bradshaw, Cian Fanning, Sylvia Hemingway, Gareth Jenkins, Lisa Marie Johnson, Michael Lyons, Colin Martin, Eileen Mills, Aishling Muller, Deirdre Noonan, Mary Noonan, Maria O’Brien, Tom O’Dea, Marie Louise O’Dwyer, Sean O’Dwyer, Laragh Pittman, Ciara Scanlan, Daryl Slein

To view images of the installations, click here.Read an excerpt from the NCAD 2008-9 Year book here.

30 June – 16 November 2008 | Fiona Hallinan | The You That Is In It

Irish Museum of Modern Art - Commissioning Curator, with Christina Kennedy, Senior Curator, Head of Collections.

Artists: Fiona Hallinan and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.

30 June – 31 July 2008 | Glass House Stone

Health Sciences Gallery, UCD - Curator

Artists: Adam Burthom, Andrew Burton, Gerard Byrne, Fiona Coffey, Dorothy Cross, Tom Fitzgerald, Bárbara Fluxá, Mark Garry, Niamh Harte, Sean Hillen, Áine Ivers, Caroline McCarthy, Denis O’Connor, Andrew Parker and Aaron Watson.

To view a slideshow of the installations, please click here.

13 June – 2 July 2008 | Chronoscope

Newman House, 85-86 St Stephen’s Green - Curator, with Jerome O Drisceoil, Green On Red Gallery, and Ruth Ferguson, Newman House, UCD.

Artists: Alice Maher, Bea McMahon, Dennis McNulty, Paul Mosse, Niamh O’Malley and Nigel Rolfe.

To read the exhibition catalgue, please click here.

To view a slideshow of the installations, please click here.

June 2006-July 2008 | Reflexive Representations: The Partibility of Archaeology

Artist and Coordinator, with Andrew Cochrane

Exhibited at: The World Art Forum, London, U.K., European Association of Archaeologists – Cracow, Poland Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory – Bristol, U.K.Theoretical Archaeology Group – Exeter, U.K., Sixth World Archaeological Congress – Dublin, Ireland.

Permanent displays at: Brown UniversityTrinity College Dublin, Ironbridge Gorge Museum & Sculpture in the Parklands

To view the installations, please click here.

Arts Leadership {top}

March-November 2013 | Celeste Prize 2013 | Selection Panel

September 2011-Present | Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University | Executive Committee

July 2011-Present | David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University | Curator

August 2008-January 2010 | Heritage Council of Ireland, National Strategic Research Programme | Arts Director

Projects: Placing Voices – Voicing Places: Dublin’s Contemporary Past & The Home Project

February 2008-March 2011 | EU Trans Form Actions, European Commission land art project | Director

Ireland’s Project Scenario – Sculpture in the Parklands, Co. Offaly, with Kevin O’Dwyer.ArtistsAlifo BonannoNigel Rolfe, Julian Wild, Alan Counihan.View residency videos here.

April 2007-December 2008 | Ábhar agus Meon contemporary art exhibition series | Director

    • Designed, developed and executed a international contemporary arts exhibition series
    • Established collaborative relationships between the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Green On Red Gallery and University College Dublin
    • Managed 23 artists and 6 part-time staff members
    • Designed and curated 2 off-site gallery exhibitions
    • Commissioned and curated a new installation for the Irish Museum of Modern Art
    • Commissioned a new piece of permanent sculpture for University College Dublin

Research Experience {top}

July 2011-September 2013 | John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University | Fellow & Co-PI

International Research Project: Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice

Partners: Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR, China), Koc University (Istanbul, Turkey), University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland), University of Capetown (Capetown, South Africa) and University of York (York, England)

January 2010-July 2011 | John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University | Postdoctoral Fellow

Focus: Public Art and Cultural Heritage

March 2009-Present | Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin | Associate Fellow

Focus: The Antiquarians Project – Collaborative research project with Stanford University, The Sorbonne, Brown University and Durham University

February 2008-March 2011 | EU Trans Form Actions, A European Commission funded land art project | Director – Ireland’s Project Scenario – Sculpture in the Parklands, Co. Offaly

View residency videos here.

August 2008-January 2010 | Heritage Council of Ireland National Strategic Research Programme | Curator/Coordinator – Placing Voices – Voicing Places: Dublin’s Contemporary Past

Focus: Contemporary ‘material culture’ studies of Dublin inner-city communities

September-December 2009 | John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, University College Dublin | Postdoctoral Fellow

Focus: Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive National Schools Project

May-October 2008 | Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin | Postdoctoral Fellow

    • Focus: Independent research on contemporary material culture
    • Publication: ‘Art, archaeology & the contemporary: The Ábhar agus Meon exhibitions’

August 2007-May 2008 | University of Notre Dame | NEH Keough Fellow

    • Focus: Independent research on the intellectual history of material culture
    • Publication: ‘Can you see me now?: Breaking the “fourth wall” of the analog:digital divide’
    • Publication: ‘Heritage, identity & roots: Critiquing arborescent heritage & identity’

January-May 2007 | Stanford University Humanities Lab | Critical Studies in New Media Group

    • Focus: The politics of presence, new media and archaeological sensibilities
    • Publication: ‘Now, I can see you.: An intervention into “Can you see me now?” by Blast Theory & the Mixed Reality Lab’

October 2006-July 2007 | Digital Image Project, Trinity College Dublin | Research Associate

    • Focus: Design, scoping and development of a digital image repository
    • Publication: Images, representations & heritage: Beyond modern archaeology
    • Publication: ‘Freud & Volkan: Psychoanalysis, group identities & archaeology’

July-October 2003 | EU Pathways to the Cultural Landscape Project | Historic Landscape Characterisation Archaeologist

    • Focus: Digitisation and analysis of ordnance survey maps of Co. Westmeath, Ireland
    • Publication: Project report for the Heritage Council of Ireland

Research Funding {top}

2013

Grant from Brown University, Dean of the Faculty Lectureship Fund

For The Strangest Fruit Symposium

Grant from Brown University, Dean of the Faculty Lectureship Fund

For Art and War in Iraq Symposium

2013

Grant from  Brown University Creative Arts Council 

For guest lecture by Meir Wigoder

Partners: Prof. Phil Rosen, Department of Modern Culture and Media

2012-2013 | Grant from  Brown University Creative Arts Council 

For the BELLS Prison Teaching Program

Partners: Prof. Amy Remensnyder, Department of History

2012-2013 | Grant from Brown University Office of International Affairs 

For International Research Project: Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice

Partners: Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR, China), Koc University (Istanbul, Turkey), University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland), University of Capetown (Capetown, South Africa) and University of York (York, England)

2012

Grant from Brown University Creative Arts Council 

For ‘Re-wilding lecture series’ featuring Will Allen, CEO Growing Power & Doug Elliott.

Grant from Swissnex Boston

For Zimoun, A live performance

Grant from Brown University Office of International Affairs

For International Research Project: Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice

Partners: Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR, China), Koc University (Istanbul, Turkey), University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland), University of Capetown (Capetown, South Africa) and University of York (York, England)

2010-2011

Grant from Culture Ireland

For Artist residency and public sculptur commisison for artist Dennis McNulty

Grant from the Office of International Affairs, Brown University

For The International Graduate Colloquium ‘The Archive and the Ephemeral‘ organised with Hollis Mickey

Grant from the Creative Arts Council, Brown University

For Artist residency and public sculpture commisison for artist Dennis McNulty

Grant from the Creative Arts Council, Brown University

For ‘The Archive and the Ephemeral’ conversations with artists Corin Hewitt, Miriam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh with Rebecca Schneider and Hollis Mickey

Grant from the Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University

For ‘Dynamic Representations’ – a project to develop a new digital application for manipulating and mediating digital image collections

2010

Grant from Offaly County Council via the Heritage Council of Ireland

For ‘West Offaly Heritage: New media, new audiences‘ with John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University

Grant from Culture Ireland

For ‘Roadscore’ by Fiona Hallinan at the John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University

2008

Commissions Grant from the Arts Council of Ireland

For ‘The You That Is In It’ by Fiona Hallinan at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Grant from University College Dublin Seed Funding Programme

For Sixth World Archaeological Congress Fringe & Ábhar agus Meon: Materials and Mentalities

Grant from University of Notre Dame Office of Research

For Ábhar agus Meon: Materials and Mentalities

Grant from Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame

For Ábhar agus Meon: Materials and Mentalities

Grant from Foras na Gaeilge

For Sixth World Archaeological Congress Fringe & Ábhar agus Meon: Materials and Mentalities

2006-2007

Grant from Trinity College Research Capacity Building Scheme

For Digital Image Project

Grant from Trinity College Provost’s Fund for the Visual Arts

For ‘Reflexive Representations’ Exhibitions

Publications {top}

Forthcoming

Art/Archaeology, Routledge, London. (with Mike Pearson and Michael Shanks)

2014

Brown University 250th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition Catalog

Entries for Paul Ramirez Jonas & Rob Reynolds

Art and Archaeology: Collaborations, conversations, criticisms, Springer-Kluwer, New York (with Andrew Cochrane).

‘Art and Archaeology: The Abhar agus Meon Exhibition Series’ in I.A. Russell & A. Cochrane (eds) Art and Archaeology: Collaborations, conversations, critcisms. Springer-Kluwer, New York.

‘Cultural Heritage Management and Images of the past’, entry in Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Springer, New York.

2013

‘The Art of the Past: Before and After Archaeology’ in D. Roelstraete (ed.) The Way of the Shovel: On the Archaeological Imaginary in Art. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology.

Essays on  John C. GonzalezLynne Harlow and  J. R. Uretsky for the 2013 deCordova Biennial catalogdeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

2012

‘Towards an ethics of oblivion and forgetting: The parallax view’ in Heritage & Society, Vol. 5, Iss 2, pp. 249-272.

Read it here.

Art at 55 Power, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University.

Catalog entries for Joseph Beuys, Chuck Close, Julian Lethbridge, Julian Schnabel, & Neil Welliver.

Introducing the Art of Jin Shan, catalog essay for the exhibition My dad is Li Gang! 我爸是李刚! by Jin Shan, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University.

Read it here.

‘Cultural Creativity’ & ‘Archaeological Influences in Art’, entries in The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Section Editor for ‘Cultural Heritage Management’ in Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Springer, New York.

2011

‘Art and archaeology: A modern allegory’ a comment on Rodney Harrison’s article ‘Surface assemblages: Towards and archaeology in and of the present’ in Archaeological Dialogues18 (2) 176–180.

Read it here.

Curatorial report for Transformations, an EU funded land-art initiative.

Read it here.

2010

Unquiet Pasts: Risk Society, Lived Cultural Heritage, Re-designing Reflexivity, Ashgate, Aldershot. (edited with Stephanie Koerner)

IRAC in Unearthed: A comparative study of Jomon Dogu and Neolithic figurines, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. (edited by Douglass Bailey, Andrew Cochrane and Jean Zambelli)

Read it here.

Unfinished Homes in Home, This Is It Gallery, Dublin. On the occasion of the exhibition “Home”.

Read it here.

The limits of Europe in A. Kakulya & Y. Mingard East of a New Eden, Lars Muller Publishers, Baden.

Read it here.

2009

‘Heritage, identity and roots: A critique of arborescent models of heritage and identity’ in G. Smith, P. Messenger & H. Soderland (eds.) Heritage Values, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek.

Read it here.

‘”Can you see me now?”: Archaeological sensibility breaking the “fourth wall” of the analog:digital divide’ in V. O. Jorge & J. Thomas(eds.) Archaeology and the politics of vision in a post-modern context. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 118-46.

Read it here. Read the intervention debrief here.

‘Arteology’, Interview in Graphic Archaeology, Summer 2009, pp. 12-15.

Read it here.

Iman: Finding faith in Irelandin Iman: Photographs by Noel Bowler, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and Zero-G.

Read it here. View the catalogue here.

The camera obscura as processual spacein Camera Obscura, National College of Art and Design Interim ExhibitionCatalogue.

Read it here.

2008

‘Art & Archaeology’ in P. Cooke, A. Feldman, C. O’Donnell, T. O’Keeffe, S. Tuck, I. Russell and P. Ryan Placing Voices, Voicing Places: Archaeology in Inner-Cty Dublin: Spatialitiy, Materiality and Identity-Formation among Dublin’s Working Class and Immigrant Communities, Hertiage Council of Ireland INSTAR Report.

Read it here

Placing Voices, Voicing Places: Archaeology in Inner-Cty Dublin: Spatialitiy, Materiality and Identity-Formation among Dublin’s Working Class and Immigrant Communities, Hertiage Council of Ireland INSTAR Report. (With Pat Cooke, Alice Feldman, Cormac O’Donnell, Tadhg O’Keeffe, Sarah Tuck and Patrick Ryan)

Read it here

Arts funding a cheap and easy target in The Sunday Tribune 14 December (with Brid Cranitch and Cindy Cummings)

Read it here

Art, archaeology & the contemporary as part of Art & Archaeology: Highlights from the Sixth World Archaeological Congress, UCD Scholarcast, Series 2, audio journal.

Listen here. Read it here.

Archaeoclash: Mediating art and archaeologyas part of Art & Archaeology: Highlights from the Sixth World Archaeological Congress, UCD Scholarcast, Series 2, audio journal. (with Andrew Cochrane)

Listen here. Read it here.

‘Art, archaeology & the contemporary: The Abhar agus Meon exhibitions’, Museum Ireland, Vol. 18 (2008), pp. 85-105.

Read it here.

Chronoscope, Ábhar agus Meon, Green On Red Gallery, Newman House, UCD & Sixth World Archaeological Congress, Dublin.

Read it here. View the installations here.

Estranged Lands: The arts of the Peatlands in Peatlands, Sculpture in the Parklands, Lough Boora Offaly.

Read it here.

‘Estranged Lands: The art of the Peatlands’in Sceal na Mona, Summer.

Read it here.

2007

Tara: Re-routing the Debate in The Irish Times, 28 July (with Pat Cooke and Gabriel Cooney)

Read it here.

‘Objects and Agency: Some Obstacles and Opportunities of Modernity, Overcoming the Modern Invention of Material Culture, Journal of Iberian Archaeology(vols. 9/10), V. O. Jorge & J. Thomas(eds.), 71-87.

Read it here. View the accompanying photo-essay here.

Visualizing Archaeologies: A Manifesto, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, vol.17(1), 3-19. (with Andrew Cochrane)

Read it here.

2006

Images, Representations and Heritage: Moving beyond Modern Approaches to Archaeology, Springer-Kluwer, New York.

Read excerpts and reviews here.

‘Freud and Volkan: Psychoanalysis, Group Identities and Archaeology Antiquity, vol. 80, no. 307, 185-95.

Read it here.

Electronic Publications {top}

2011-ongoing

Re: Bell – exhibition responses and notes on the collections of the David Winton Bell Gallery

Numerous essay contributions: <http://bellgallery.wordpress.com>

2007

I’ve seen Banksy. Have you?, Archaeolog

<http://traumwerk.stanford.edu/archaeolog/2007/10/ive_seen_banksy_have_you.html#more>

Now, I can see you. The politics of presence and an intervention by Ian Russell into ‘Can you see me now?’ by Blast Theory and the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham, Critical Studies in New Media, Stanford Humanities Lab

<http://humanitieslab.stanford.edu/NewMedia/278>.

Mynydd Epynt: A serendipitous encourter from Ireland, Critical Studies in New Media, Stanford Humanities Lab

<http://humanitieslab.stanford.edu/NewMedia/290>.

‘Association of Social Anthropologists 2007: A Highlight’, Archaeolog (with Andrew Cochrane)

<http://traumwerk.stanford.edu/archaeolog/2007/05/association_of_social_anthropo.html>.

‘TAG 2006: A Highlight’, Archaeolog (with Andrew Cochrane)

<http://traumwerk.stanford.edu/archaeolog/2007/03/tag_2006_a_highlight.html>.

2006

‘CHAT 2006: Some Highlights’, Archaeolog (with Andrew Cochrane)

<http://traumwerk.stanford.edu/archaeolog/2006/12/chat_2006_some_highlights.html>.

‘Reflexive Representations: The Partibility of Archaeology’, Archaeolog (with Andrew Cochrane)

<http://traumwerk.stanford.edu/archaeolog/2006/11/reflexive_representations_the.html>.

‘Reflexive Representations [1]: South Metope XXVII’, Archaeography (with Andrew Cochrane)

<http://archaeography.com/photoblog/archives/2006/11/reflexive_representations_1_so.shtml>.

‘Reflexive Representations: The Partibility of Archaeology’, European Journal of Archaeology (with Andrew Cochrane)

<http://eja.e-a-a.org/2006/09/16/eaa-exhibition-reflexive-representations>.

Editorial Experience {top}

2014

Art/Archaeology. Routledge London. (with Michael Shanks and Mike Pearson)

2012-2013

Art and Archaeology: Collaborations, conversations, and critiques. Springer-Kluwer, New York. (with Andrew Cochrane)

2011-ongoing

Re: Bell - exhibition responses and notes on the collections of the David Winton Bell Gallery

<http://bellgallery.wordpress.com>

2008

Art & Archaeology: Highlights from the Sixth World Archaeological Congress, UCD Scholarcast, Series 2, audio journal.

2007-2010

Unquiet Pasts: Risk Society, Lived Cultural Heritage, Re-designing Reflexivity, Ashgate. (with Stephanie Koerner)

2005-2006

Images, Representations and Heritage: Moving beyond Modern Approaches to Archaeology, Springer-Kluwer, New York.

2001-2002

Icarus: Literary and Arts Journal, Dublin University Publications.

Lectures given by invitation {top}

2013

Designing Heritages: Ecologies of creativity and preservation | 设计遗产: 创意与保护的生态学

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts – December 18

Chinese University of Hong Kong – December 20

Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary - Panel Discussant

Inter-Asian Connections IV co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, Yale University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, Göttingen University and Koç University - 2-5 October

Celebrity Bike Tour Guide

Providence Gallery Night - 15 August

2012

The Future of Museums and the Public Humanities - Panel Discussant

Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center - 24 October

Celebrity Bike Tour Guide

Providence Gallery Night – 20 September

‘Timely transgressions: Contemporary art & contemporary heritage’ | 及时的越轨:当代艺术和当代遗产

Chinese University of Hong Kong - 12 May

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology - 15 May

East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai - 16 May

Fudan University, School of Journalism, Shanghai - 17 May

Invited panelist – ‘Assessment in the Arts’

American Dance Legacy Institute, 2012 Mini-Fest - 17 March

Celebrity Cutting-edge Tour Guide

Providence Gallery Night – 15 March

‘Timely transgressions: Contemporary art & contemporary heritage’

Koç University, Istanbul – Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations – 7 January

2011

‘Curating contemporary heritages: Social sculpture, relationalism and the role of creative practice in archaeology and heritage’

Koç University, Istanbul – Department of Archaeology and Art History – 29 December

‘Designs for an Archaeology of the Contemporary’ Plenary Panel discussant

Boston University, Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory Conference 2011 – 12 November

Panel discussant responding to Laurie Anderson’s ‘Delusion’

Rhode Island School of Design and FirstWorks Festival – 23 October

Dublin Contemporary Critique Session

University College Dublin, Arts Management and Cultural Policy – 12 October

‘Research Poster Design: Effective visual communication in the humanities and social sciences’

Harvard University, Department of History – 9 April

‘Research Poster Design: Effective visual communication in the humanities and social sciences’

Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center – 9 March

2010

‘Techniques of visual communication in pre & post-disciplinary archaeology’

University of Southampton – Visualisation in Archaeology Project – 21-22 October

‘Urban arts & activism’

A Better World by Design ’10 – 2 October

Watch my introduction video here.

‘The ethics of oblivion: Against archaeology’s hypermodern heritage’

Brown University, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World – 30 September

‘Undercutting a line in the land’

Art in the Land, Co. Offaly, Ireland – September

Watch talk here.

‘World of Dust’ a conversation with artist Nigel Rolfe

Rhode Island School of Design – 25 March

‘Curating relational heritages: Some lessons from inner-city Dublin’

UMass, Amherst – Center for Heritage & Society – 22 March

‘Art to archaology [] archaeology to art’

Brown University, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World – 25 February

‘Contemporary art and relational heritages’

Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage – 3 February

2008

Talk for the opening of ‘Past:Present – Touch:Don’t Touch’ by Cordula Hansen

Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery, Waterford – 14 November

‘Representing Climate Change: Ecology, media and the arts’ - Invited panelist

University of CambridgeCRASSH – 15 October

‘Mediating post-Hibernian archaeologies: Archaeology, humedia and undercutting the discourses of “material culture” in Ireland’

University of Notre Dame, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies – 1 February

‘Deploying an archaeological sensibility: Preforming an interventionist manifesto’

Stanford University, Archaeology Center – 23 January

2007

‘Art and art(e)facts: Mediation, materials and mentalities in Ireland’

University College Dublin, School of Archaeology – 22 November

‘Humans, materials and media: Overcoming the modern invention of material culture’

Columbia University, Center for Archaeology – 1 November

‘Objects and Agency: Some Obstacles and Opportunities of Modernity’

Stanford University, Archaeology Center – 24 May

‘Archaeology and New Media: Some Interventions and Explorations’

Stanford University Humanities Lab, Critical Studies in New Media GroupPolitics of Presence Colloquium, 23 May

2006

‘The Archaeological Imagination: The Role of Archaeology in Social Imagination and Identity Construction’

Associacão Arqueológica do Algarve – Algarve, Portugal - September 12

2004

‘Ireland on the Couch: An Applied Psychoanalysis of Ireland’s Symbolic Vernacular’

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society – Richmond, VA, U.S.A.

Papers presented {top}

2013

Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary - Panel Discussant

Inter-Asian Connections IV co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, Yale University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, Göttingen University and Koç University - 2-5 October

‘The Art of the Past: Before and after Archaeology’ in The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology

University of Chicago, Theoretical Archaeology Group – 10 May

More information here.

2011

‘Designs for an Archaeology of the Contemporary’ Plenary Panel discussant

Boston University, Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory Conference 2011 – 12 November

‘Tracing heritage erasure along I-195′ (video presentation) - Places, Peoples, Stories 2011, Linnéuniversitetet, Sweden - 28 September

‘The ethics of oblivion and forgetting: Against archaeology’s hypermodern heritage’

The 2011 Meeting of the Society of American Archaeologists, Sacramento, CA – 3 April

2010

‘Time and Crime: Public art controversies as catalysts for conversations and the perils of permanence’ with Janet Zweig

‘The Arts and the Public’ – New England American Studies Association Conference -1 October

‘Undercutting a line in the land’

Art in the Land, Co. Offaly, Ireland – September

Watch talk here.

‘Primetime: A discussion of clocks, rocks and the truthTitle: Vikings, Normans and Celts: A narrative of archaeology, politics and protests in Ireland’

Theoretical Archaeology Group – Brown University – 30 April – 2 May

‘From bodies to building blocks: A critical engagement with Antony Gormley’s One & Other’

The Body as Site and Sign, Brown University- 30 April – 2 May

Watch the talk here.

2009

‘Tara’: Deep maps and psychogeographies

‘Tara: The Symposium’ – School of Archaeology, UCD & John Hume Global Irish Institute – 24-6 October

Watch the talk here.

‘Dissonance, relational aesthetics and some lessons from inner-city Dublin’

European Association of Archaeologists – Italy – 19 September

‘The art of unprofessional pasts: Relational aesthetics and contemporary antiquarianism’

‘Visualising Antiquarianism in Ireland’Humanitites Institute of Ireland, UCD – 11 September

‘Curating collaborative heritages: Dissonance, relational aesthetics and some lessons from inner-city Dublin’

2009 European Association of Archaeologists, Italy – September

Watch the talk here.

‘Curating collaborative heritages: Dissonance, relational aesthetics and some lessons from inner-city Dublin’

Mobility and Creativity: Narrative, representation and performance‘ – University of Surrey – 3-4 July

Watch a version of talk given at the 2009 EAA here.

2008

‘The Interventionist Manifesto: Mediating worlds’ (with Andrew Cochrane)

Theoretical Archaeology Group – New York, U.S.A.

‘Undercutting the roots of the great divides’ (with Andrew Cochrane)

Theoretical Archaeology Group – New York, U.S.A.

‘A heritage of constitutional racism: Heritage, archaeology and the making of an exclusive Ireland’

American Conferece for Irish Studies – Davenport, IA, U.S.A.

2007

“Now, I can see you.”: Bringing an archaeological sensibility to bear on digital media through the politics of presence

Theoretical Archaeology Group – York, U.K.

L’Art du déplacement: Parkour & some physical re-engagements with archaeology’(with Andrew Cochrane)

Theoretical Archaeology Group – York, U.K.

‘Heritage, identities and roots: A critique of arborescent models of heritage and identity’

Heritage Values: The Past in Contemporary Society Workshop – Cumberland Island, Georgia, U.S.A.

‘The Crisis of Representing Ireland: Arts and Art(e)facts’

Seeing Things: Irish Studies and Visual Culture – Limerick, Ireland

‘An Ireland against Archaeology: The Crisis of Archaeology, Heritage and Development in Ireland’

American Conference of Irish Studies – New York, NY, U.S.A.

2006

‘Visualizing Archaeologies: A Manifesto’ (Plenary Paper) (with Andrew Cochrane)

Theoretical Archaeology Group – Exeter, U.K.

‘Nostalgic Futurism, Conflicting Temporalities and the Politics of Preservation’

Theoretical Archaeology Group – Exeter, U.K.

‘An Artefact as Agent?: Images, Imaginations and the Perception of the Past’

Theoretical Archaeology Group – Exeter, U.K.

‘Visualizing Archaeologies: Reflexive Representations’ (with Andrew Cochrane)

Contemporary Historical Archaeology in Theory – Bristol, U.K.

‘Art and Art(e)fact: The Crisis of (re)Presenting Ireland’

New England American Conference of Irish Studies – Storrs, CT, U.S.A.

‘Nostalgic Futurism, Conflicting Temporalities and Archaeological Epistemic Conflict’

European Association of Archaeologists – Cracow, Poland

‘Archaeology and Identity in Ireland: The Modern Romance’

Crosscurrents – Belfast, U.K.

‘The Crisis of (re)Presenting Ireland’

National Gallery of Ireland – Dublin, Ireland

2005

‘Artefact and Image: Archaeology and the Crisis of (re)Presentation of the Past’

European Association of Archaeologists – Cork, Ireland

2004

‘Object Agency vs. Internalization: The Objects and Images of the Archaeological Imagination’

Theoretical Archaeology Group – Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

‘Artefacts, Souvenirs and Images of the Past’

Theoretical Archaeology Group – Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

‘“The History of Ireland in Silver or Gold”: Souvenirs, Archaeology and Identity Consumption in Ireland’

European Association of Archaeologists – Lyon, France

‘Vikings, Normans and Celts: The Archaeology, Politics and Protests of Wood Quay, Carrickmines and the Tara Motorway’

Association of Young Irish Archaeologists – Dublin, Ireland

2003

‘Archaeology after Freud: The Role of Archaeology in the Construction of Large Group Identity’

Theoretical Archaeology Group – Lampeter, Wales, U.K.

‘Chosen Glories / Chosen Traumas: The Selection of an Archaeological Narrative in Ireland’

5th World Archaeological Congress – Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

‘Archaeology after Freud: The Role of Archaeology in the Construction of Large Group Identity’

5th World Archaeological Congress – Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Conferences, Colloquia & Sessions {top}

2013

The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology

University of Chicago, Theoretical Archaeology Group – 10 May

More information here.

Art and War in Iraq

List Art Center, Brown University – 5 April

More information here.

2012

Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice International Research Collaborative Winter Symposium

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage – 27 January

Watch videos of the proceedings here.

2011

‘Urban Cultural Heritage and Creative Practice’ Colloquia Series

Brown University with the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.Organizer

Slavery & Capitalism- Harvard University & Brown University

Poster Session Organizer

2010-2011

The Archive and the Ephemeral

Brown University, Creative Arts Council and Office of International Affairs Colloquium and curated conversations with artists Corin Hewitt, Miriam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh organised with Hollis Mickey and supported by Rebecca Schneider and Steve Lubar

Digital Lunches – Brown University

Interdisciplinary colloquia series on digital humanities with faculty supported by the Center for Digital Scholarship, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

2010

‘The Arts and the Public’New England American Studies Association Conference-1 October

Session Organiser – ‘Time and Crime: Public art controversie as catalysts for conversations and the perils of permanence’ with Janet Zweig

Art in the LandSculpture in the Parklands, Co. Offaly – 18 September

Technical Coordinator

‘Cultural Heritage and Social Change in Ireland: Global answer to local questions’UCD John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies Summer School- 14 – 23 June

Course Director

Theoretical Archaeology Group 2010, Brown University- 30 April – 2 May

Coordinator of TAG 2010 Arts Program

2009

‘Tara: The Symposium’ – School of Archaeology, UCD & John Hume Global Irish Institute- 24-6 October

Organiser and Webmediator

‘Visualising Antiquarianism in Ireland’ - Humanitites Institute of Ireland, UCD- 11 September

Organiser

2008

‘Representing Climate Change: Ecology, media and the arts’University of Cambridge, CRASSH- 15 October

Invited panelist

Sixth World Archaeological Congress, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin

2007

‘Heritage Values: The Past in Contemporary Society’- Cumberland Island National Seashore, Southeast Archaeological Center, Hamline University, Nothern Land Use Research, Inc. & Statistical Research, Inc.

Invited workshop presenter

‘Politics of Presence – The Colloquium’ - Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford Humanities Lab, Metamedia in the Stanford Archaeology Center and The Presence Project

Invited colloquium presenter

8th Cambridge Heritage Seminar- University of Cambridge

Chair & Discussant: ‘Cultural heritage and the politics of disaster’

Postgraduate Form in Byzantine Studies: Sailing to Byzantium– Trinity College Dublin

Chair: ‘Archaeology and Art History’

Association of Social Anthropologists – London, U.K.

Session Organiser: ‘Modernising Archaeological Tourism: From Image Conflict to Archaeological Expressionism’ (with Andrew Cochrane)

2006

European Association of Archaeologists – Cracow, Poland

Session Chair: ‘The Unquiet Past: Cultural Heritage and the Uncertain Social Geography of Risks of Exposure to Ecological Hazards and Political Violence’

2004

European Association of Archaeologists – Lyon, France

Session Organiser & Chair: ‘“A souvenir from…”: Tourism, Heritage Industries and the Development of Archaeology’

Association of Young Irish Archaeologists- Dublin, Ireland

Conference Organiser

Art Talks {top}

2013

Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary - Panel Discussant

Inter-Asian Connections IV co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, Yale University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, Göttingen University and Koç University - 2-5 October

Celebrity Bike Tour Guide

Providence Gallery Night - 15 August

‘The Art of the Past: Before and after Archaeology’ in The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology

University of Chicago, Theoretical Archaeology Group – 10 May

More information here.

2012

‘Timely transgressions: Contemporary art & contemporary heritage’ | 及时的越轨:当代艺术和当代遗产

Chinese University of Hong Kong - 12 May

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology - 15 May

East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai - 16 May

Fudan University, School of Journalism, Shanghai - 17 May

Invited panelist – ‘Assessment in the Arts’

American Dance Legacy Institute, 2012 Mini-Fest - 17 March

Celebrity Cutting-edge Tour Guide

Providence Gallery Night - 15 March

‘Timely transgressions: Contemporary art & contemporary heritage’

Koç University, Istanbul – Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations – 7 January

Introduction to Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice International Research Collaborative

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage – 27 January

View the video here.

2011

‘Curating contemporary heritages: Social sculpture, relationalism and the role of creative practice in archaeology and heritage’

Koç University, Istanbul – Department of Archaeology and Art History – 29 December

‘Designs for an Archaeology of the Contemporary’ Plenary Panel discussant

Boston University, Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory Conference 2011 – 12 November

Panel discussant responding to Laurie Anderson’s ‘Delusion’ - 

Rhode Island School of Design and FirstWorks Festival – 23 October

Dublin Contemporary Critique Session

University College Dublin, Arts Management and Cultural Policy – 12 October

2010

‘Techniques of visual communication in pre & post-disciplinary archaeology’

University of Southampton – Visualisation in Archaeology Project – 21-22 October

‘Urban arts & activism’

A Better World by Design ’10 – 2 October

Watch my introduction video here.

‘Undercutting a line in the land’

Art in the Land, Co. Offaly, Ireland – September

Watch the talk here.

‘From bodies to building blocks: A critical engagement with Antony Gormley’s One & Other’

The Body as Site and Sign, Brown University - 30 April – 2 May

Watch the talk here.

‘World of Dust’ a conversation with artist Nigel Rolfe

Rhode Island School of Design – 25 March

‘Art to archaology [] archaeology to art’

Brown University, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World – 25 February

‘Contemporary art and relational heritages’

Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage – 3 February

2009

Challenges of contemporary curation’

University College Dublin, School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy – MA course in Arts Management and Cultural Policy

‘The art of unprofessional pasts: Relational aesthetics and contemporary antiquarianism’

‘Visualising Antiquarianism in Ireland’Humanitites Institute of Ireland, UCD – 11 September

‘Curating collaborative heritages: Dissonance, relational aesthetics and some lessons from inner-city Dublin’

Mobility and Creativity: Narrative, representation and performance‘ – University of Surrey – 3-4 July

Watch a version of talk given at the 2009 EAA here.

2008

Talk for the opening of ‘Past:Present – Touch:Don’t Touch’ by Cordula Hansen

Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery, Waterford – 14 November

‘Representing Climate Change: Ecology, media and the arts’ - Invited panelist

University of CambridgeCRASSH – 15 October

2007

‘The Crisis of Representing Ireland: Arts and Art(e)facts’

Seeing Things: Irish Studies and Visual Culture – Limerick, Ireland

2006

‘The Crisis of (re)Presenting Ireland’

National Gallery of Ireland – Dublin, Ireland

Research Projects & Collaborations {top}

Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice

John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University- Fellow & Co-PI

International Research Project funded by Brown University Office of International Affairs

Partners: Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR, China), Koc University (Istanbul, Turkey), University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland), University of Capetown (Capetown, South Africa) and University of York (York, England)

The Archive and the Ephemeral

Artist, curator and academic colloquium series at Brown University
with Hollis Mickey and Rebecca Schneider (Theatre and Performance Studies)

Exquisite Things { from the Haffenreffer Musem of Anthropology } with the John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University

An application of the Surrealist game exquisite corpse to museum collections.Online exhibition here: http://www.exquisitethings.info

7 Sights: 7 artists, 7 academics, 7 sites

7 Sights is an AHRC funded large-scale cross regional project, challenging and exploring the way in which artists, academics and sites working together can help create “generative thinking spaces”

ImagEngine

A project to develop a new digital application for manipulating and mediating digital image collections
with Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University

West Offaly Heritage: New media, new audiences

A summer residency program for Brown University Public Humanities postgraduate students. Funded by the Heritage Council of Ireland and organised with:

    • Amanda Pedlow, Offaly County Council
    • Kevin O’Dwyer Sculpture in the Parklands, Co. Offaly
    • Steve Lubar and Anne Valk, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University

Landscapes of Aesthetics of Design in Contemporary Craft

National College of Art and Design, Ireland – with Caroline Madden

Placing Voices – Voicing Places: Dublins Contemporary Past

Placing Voices – Voicing Places is a collaborative investigation and mediation of the contemporary heritages and material cultures of inner-city Dublin. Clanbrassil St and the Monto were explored throughout Autumn and Winter 2008 through archaeology, art, digital storytelling, photography and sociology.

Funded by the Heritage Council of Ireland, project is a collaboration between University College Dublin (Schools of Archaeology, Sociology and Art History and Cultural Policy), Dublin City Council, Dublin Folklore and CREATE.

The project hopes to inspire news understandings of the co-temporal qualities of the things both known, forgotten and sometimes remembered about the places we civically share.Download the Interim Report from the project here.

Anglo-Irish-American antiquarians and early modern science

An international collaborative research project under the Bibliotheca Universalis Antiquaria with:

Archaeopaedia

A glossary of the archaeological imagination (with Stanford Metamedia)

Visualizing Archaeologies

An art research collaboration with Andrew Cochrane exploring the application of arts practice and visual cultural theory to the expression of archaeological narratives in new and emerging media.

Transformations

A land art collaboration between University College Dublin and Sculpture in the Parklands, Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly, Ireland with Pat Cooke, Gabriel Cooney and Kevin O’Dwyer

project humedia

A meeting of like minded media with Andrew Cochrane, Aaron Watson and Christopher Witmore

Politics of Presence: The Colloquium

Critical Studies in New Media, Stanford University, 2007

The Angel of History

An exploration of the life and thought of Walter Benjamin through performance in collaboration with Matthew Torney and Man in Boat theatre company – August 24-25, 2007, The American Living Room Festival, Here Arts Center, New York

Reviews & Press {top}

2013

Cate McQuaid 2013 “What’s up at Boston-are art galleries“, Boston Globe, 2 July.

Read it here.

Bill Van Siclen 2013 “Displaying the Fruits—and vegetables—of her labor“, Providence Journal, June.

Read it here.

Greg Cook 2013 “After Surviving Marathon, Curator Revisits His Exhibit About War” WBUR’s The ARTery, April 17.

Read here.

Greg Cook 2013 “The Aftermath of Atrocity: Wafaa Bilal and Daniel Heyman at Brown University’s Bell Gallery” The Providence Phoenix, April 16.

Read here.

Cate McQuaid 2013 The Boston Globe review of Wafaa Bilal’s “The Ashes Series”. April 9.

Read here.

Erin Swanson 2013 “Unsettled Dust: War through the artist’s eye”. April 3.

Read here.

2012

Greg Cook 2012 “Fantasy, reality, and the in-between: Lasting impressions” The Providence Phoenix, December 18.

Read here.

Mike Peters 2012 “A Fountain of Creativity” China Daily, December 16.

Read here.

Mike Peters 2012 “Courting Controversy” China Daily, November 23.

Read here.

Claudia Norton 2012 “The melting phallus of Jin Shan’s My dad is Li Gang!” College Hill Independent, September 14.

Read here.

“Art news: Movers, shakers, removers” Time Out Shanghai, 13 September.

Read here.

Maddie Berg 2012 “Exhibition sheds new light on Chinese nationalism” Brown Daily Herald, September 7.

Read here.

Suzanne Volmer 2012 “Jin Shan: My dad is Li Gang!” Artscope, September/October.

Read here.

Greg Cook 2012 “Jin Shan’s space station at Brown” The Providence Phoenix, September 4.

Read here.

Bill Van Siclen 2012 “Chinese artist is whimsical, and serious” The Providence Journal, August 26.

Read here.

Cate McQaid 2012 “Chinese power as spectacle in witty installation by Jin Shan” The Boston Globe, September 4.

Read here.

Elyse McNiff 2012 ‘rolemodelplaytime’ Art New England, July/August.

Read here.

Rolemodelplaytime at Brown’s Bell Gallery‘ in The Boston Phoenix, 19 June.

Read here.

Soviet battleship becomes R.I. museum‘ in Brown Daily Herald, 19 March.

Read here.

‘Professionals feature student artwork’, Brown Daily Herald- March 16, 2012.

Read here.

2011

Interview for East Side Monthly - October 2011

2010

Interview for Brown Student Radio in relation to the Arts & Events programme of TAG 2010- April 2010

Listen here.

2009

‘Arteology’, Interview in Graphic Archaeology, Summer 2009, pp. 12-15.

Read it here.

2008

Breaking the boundaries of self‘ in The Irish Times10 December, by Aidan Dunne.

Read it here.

2007

‘World Archaeological Congress Sponsors Groundbreaking Exhibition’ in Current Archaeology, no. 213 (December), 8.

Read it here.

2006

‘Briefing’ in British Archaeology, no. 21 (November/December), 58.

‘Goobledegook Corner’ in Current Archaeology, no. 205, 46.

‘Reivew of Images, Representations and Heritage’ in European Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 9, No. 2-3, pp.322-4

Read it here.

Honours, Awards & Prizes {top}

2004-2005

Government of Ireland Broad Curriculum Studentship

2002-2004

Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Studentship

2002

National Student Media Awards (Ireland) – Award for Excellence

2001

National Student Media Awards (Ireland) – News Photographer of the Year

2000

Marshall Porter Memorial Prize, School of Classics, Trinity College

1999

Carson Biblical Prize, School of Hebrew, Biblical and Theological Studies, Trinity College

Professional Affiliations & Memberships {top}

Since September 2013

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University - Guest Curator

Since 2010

Center for Heritage & Society, UMass, AmherstAssociate Fellow

Since 2009

Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College DublinAssociate Fellow

Since 2009

Austrialian National Research Council - Expert of International Standing

Since 2007

Association of Social Anthropologists

Since 2004

European Association of Archaeologists

Since 2003

World Archaeological Congress

Academic References {top}

Prof. Michael Shanks (Co-Editor & Ph.D. External Examiner)
Director, Metamedia Lab, Stanford University

Prof. Steve Lubar (Research Supervisor)
Director, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, Brown University

Prof. Gabriel Cooney (Academic Conference Supervisor)
School of Archaeology, UCD, University College Dublin

Pat Cooke (Research Supervisor)
School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin

Prof. Terence Barry (Ph.D. Supervisor)
Department of History, Trinity College, Dublin

Dr Michael Ryan (Ph.D. Internal Examiner)
Director, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin

Sarah Ganz Blythe (Teaching Colleague)
Director of Education, Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Arts References {top}

Jo-Ann Conklin (Supervisor)
Director, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University

Richard Fishman (Committee Director)
Director, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University

Wafaa Bilal (Artist)
Assistant Arts Professor, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Nigel Rolfe (Artist)
Senior Tutor, Royal College of Art

Jerome O Drisceoil (Curatorial Collaborator)
Director, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Christina Kennedy (Curatorial Collaborator)
Senior Curator, Head of Collections, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland