Maeve Connolly is a Dublin-based researcher, focused on changing cultures and economies of art and media practice. She is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Film, Art & Creative Technologies at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dublin, Ireland, where she co-directs the MA in Art & Research Collaboration (ARC) and also teaches studio modules on the BA in Art.
She is the author of TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television (Intellect, 2014) on television as cultural form, object of critique and site of artistic intervention and The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen (Intellect, 2009), on aspects of the cinematic turn in art. She also co-edited The Glass Eye: Artists and Television (Project Press, 2000), a collection of artists’ projects exploring the televisual.
Her recent publications include contributions to the anthologies Great Expectations: Prospects for the Future of Curatorial Education, edited by Leigh Markopoulos (Koenig Books, 2016), Ortsbestimmungen: Das Dokumentarische zwischen Kino und Kunst (Verlag Vorwerk 8, 2016), Exhibiting the Moving Image: History Revisited, edited by François Bovier and Adeena Mey (JRP Ringier, 2015) and The International Handbooks of Museum Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).
Maeve’s writing on art and media appears in Afterall, Artforum, Art Monthly, Frieze, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Millennium Film Journal, MIRAJ, Mousse, Screen, and The Velvet Light Trap, and catalogues on the work of Bik Van der Pol, Gerard Byrne, Phil Collins, Anita Di Bianco, Vivienne Dick, Martin Healy, Laura Horelli, Finola Jones, Jesse Jones, Alex Martinis Roe, Bea McMahon, Niamh O’Malley, Susan Philipsz, Sarah Pierce and Olivia Plender.
She has curated exhibition and screening projects related to her research for Kadist Art Foundation (One Sentence Exhibition, with Dennis McNulty), Bluecoat (Liverpool), the Irish Film Institute (Dublin), LUX (London), Project Arts Centre (Dublin) and Tate Modern.
Maeve serves on the Board of Directors of the Irish Film Institute, on the editorial board of Television and New Media (Sage), and the advisory boards of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media (University College Cork) and MIRAJ (Intellect). She is currently researching the relationship between infrastructural change and contemporary art.