Perforum: Fiona Kearney

UCC in association with Corcadorca and TDC presents Fiona Kearney, Director of the Glucksman Gallery as part of the Autumn 2019 season of Perforum talks. The title of the series is “Research/Practice: Curating & Producing”. The talk is chaired by Dr. Yvon Bonenfant, Head of Theatre at UCC. It takes place at 6pm on Wednesday, 16th October in TDC (approx. 2 hours duration). All Perforum events are free and open to the public.

Fiona Kearney received a double first class honours in French and Philosophy from University College Cork and went on to graduate first in her class at Trinity College Dublin with an M.Phil in Text & Image studies. Fiona began her curatorial career as Programme Co-ordinator at the National Sculpture Factory and then directed the visual arts programme of the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. She was part of the design team for the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. In November 2003, she was appointed Director of the Glucksman. In July 2008, she was the Irish commissioner for European Night at the Rencontres d’Arles international photography festival. Throughout her academic and professional career, Fiona has received several distinguished awards including the designation of college scholar by UCC, the NUI Prix d’Honneur from the French Government, a UCC President’s Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching, and a Fulbright scholarship. In June 2006, she was awarded the Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme, the highest award offered to an individual by the Arts Council of Ireland. In January 2009, she was appointed by Minister Martin Cullen to serve as a member of the Arts Council of Ireland for a five year term.

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