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Liz Burns works for the Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin where she curates the visual arts programme which includes ‘Troubling Ireland’- an ongoing think tank for artists led by the Danish curatorial collective ‘Kuratorisk Aktion. Past projects include ‘Two Monuments’ (2009) with Polish artist Artur Zmijewski and ‘The Applied Social Arts’ publication. Liz completed her MA in Visual Arts Practices with IADT Dublin 2008/9 and has since been developing her independent curatorial practice including ‘Liliquoi Blue:God made me a boy’ (2010) with UK live artist Qasim Riza Shaheen. ‘It has no name’ is an ongoing project exploring the themes of abuse, silencing and the representation of truth, through performance.
Participants in ICI’s fall Curatorial Intensive present new exhibition proposals in a daylong symposium.read more »