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. Maeve is currently researching the relationship between art and the embodiment of infrastructural change. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at CONNECT – the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research into Future Networks and Communications – in Trinity College Dublin.
Maeve 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 is also the co-editor, with Orla Ryan, of The Glass Eye: Artists and Television (Project Press, 2000), a collection of artists’ projects exploring the televisual. Recent publications include ‘Exhibiting the End: Curatorial Scenarios of Burial, Contamination and Extinction’, Journal of Curatorial Studies (forthcoming, 2018) and contributions to the anthologies Workshop of the Film Form, (Fundacja Arton and Sternberg Press, 2017) and Extended Temporalities: Transient Visions in the Museum and in Art (Milan and Udine: Mimesis International, 2016).
Maeve’s writing on art and media has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including Afterall, Artforum, Art Monthly, Frieze, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Millennium Film Journal, MIRAJ, Mousse, Screen, and The Velvet Light Trap, and also in catalogues/artists publications by Bik Van der Pol, Gerard Byrne, Phil Collins, Anita Di Bianco, Vivienne Dick, Martin Healy, Laura Horelli, Finola Jones, Jesse Jones, Barbara Knezevic, Alex Martinis Roe, Bea McMahon, Mairead O’hEocha, Niamh O’Malley, Susan Philipsz, Sarah Pierce and Olivia Plender. Her curatorial projects include an online One Sentence Exhibition for Kadist Art Foundation (with Dennis McNulty) and screening programmes at Bluecoat (Liverpool), the Irish Film Institute (Dublin), LUX (London), Mother’s Tankstation (Dublin), Project Arts Centre (Dublin) and the Starr Auditorium in Tate Modern.
Maeve serves on the Board of Directors of the Irish Film Institute and on the advisory boards of aemi, (Dublin), PLASTIK Festival of Artists Moving Image (Dublin), and the journals Alphaville (University College Cork) and MIRAJ (Intellect, Bristol).