Maeve Connolly is a Dublin-based writer and 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 teaches on the BA in Art and co-directs the MA in Art & Research Collaboration (ARC).
Her book TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television (Intellect, 2014) charts the changing status of television as cultural form, object of critique and site of artistic intervention. Previous publications include The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen (Intellect, 2009), an examination of social, economic, political and cultural conditions shaping artists’ film and video since the 1990s, and The Glass Eye: Artists and Television (Project Press, 2000, co-edited with Orla Ryan), a collection of artists’ projects exploring the televisual.
She has contributed to several edited collections, most recently Great Expectations: Prospects for the Future of Curatorial Education, edited by Leigh Markopoulos (London: Koenig Books, with California College of the Arts and Banff International Curatorial Institute, 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). Her writing also appears in Afterall, Artforum, Art Monthly, Frieze, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Millennium Film Journal, MIRAJ, Mousse, Screen, and The Velvet Light Trap. She has written catalogue texts on works 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.
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). In 2011-2012, she was a Research Fellow at the Internationales Kolleg fur Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, Weimar. She is currently researching the relationship between infrastructure, circulation and contemporary art.