Aideen Quirke is a curator and arts worker. As Programme Manager at SIRIUS, her work involves the research, support and realisation of projects and programmes focusing on working with artists, communities and partnership building. Through SPACEX, she is interested in frameworks for accessibility within artistic research and production outcomes through reciprocal practice between the institution and the artist. She is a recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Visual Artist Bursary Award 2022, which funds her independent curatorial work. She engages directly with the production of collaborating artists’ work, contributing, facilitating and participating in theory (reciprocal knowledge production and communication) and hands-on practice (fabrication, installation, display methods and audience engagement). She has worked in curatorial, administrative and production roles at galleries and museums across Ireland and internationally, and holds a BA in Fine Art from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design and an MA in Museum Studies from University College Cork.
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2024