Fiona Kearney is the founding Director of the Glucksman, a purpose-built contemporary art museum on the campus of University College Cork. In this position, she has curated numerous exhibitions of Irish and international art, with a particular emphasis on how contemporary art practice relates to research directions within academic discourse. Recent exhibitions include Home: Being and. Belonging in Contemporary Ireland, Circadian Rhythms: Art and biological time, The Parted Veil: Commemoration in Photographic Practices, PRISM: the art and science of light, and Outposts: Global borders and national boundaries,. In July 2008, she was the Irish commissioner for the European Night at the Rencontres d’Arles international photography festival and in June 2013, she was invited to curate a major exhibition of Irish art at the Galeria civica contemporary art museum in Modena, Italy. Island: New Art from Ireland formed part of the International Culture Programme for Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union.
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