Exhibition & Residency:
December 1 – 12, 2014
Liz Burns is curator with Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin, Ireland. Her role involves developing artists and curator in residence programs, international exchange, an annual skills program for artists, commissioning art projects, and developing critique through seminars and publications. Burns has a particular interest in socially engaged arts practice and past projects commissioned through Fire Station include Troubling Ireland – a think tank for socially engaged artists in collaboration with the Danish curatorial collective Kuratorisk Aktion. Other projects include Two Monuments (2009) with Polish artist Artur Żmijewski and the publication The Applied Social Arts. Recent publications include Art & Activism (2014). Burns completed her MA in Visual Arts Practices in 2009 and has since been developing her own independent curatorial practice and writing. In 2011 she was selected to take part in Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive focusing on curating performance. Fire Station Artists’ provides ten subsidized combined living and working studios for Irish and international artists, a curator in residence program, training for artists as well as digital media and sculpture workshop facilities.