Maeve Connolly is a writer, lecturer and researcher whose work centres on concepts and forms of publicness in contemporary art, culture, and media. Since 2003, she has been a full-time faculty member of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology
, Dublin, Ireland, where she contributes to undergraduate and graduate programmes on art and media. She is currently completing a book entitled TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television
, to be published by Intellect, which examines the changing relationship between art and television in Europe and North America. Focusing on developments since the early 2000s, TV Museum
includes chapters on exhibiting television; soaps, sitcoms and symbolic value in art and television; reality TV and the social turn in contemporary art; TV archives, television memory and media events; broadcasting and art in the public realm; television talk in curating and public programming; artists, television workers and changing production cultures.
Maeve’s publications include The Place of Artists' Cinema: Space, Site and Screen
(Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2009), an examination of social, economic, political and cultural conditions shaping the production and exhibition of artists’ film and video since the 1990s. Her writing has appeared in journals such as Afterall, Artforum, Art Monthly, Frieze, MIRAJ, Mousse, Screen, Third Text, Variant
, and in publications on the work of Bik Van der Pol, Gerard Byrne, Phil Collins, Gary Coyle, desperate optimists, Anita Di Bianco, Vivienne Dick, Martin Healy, Laura Horelli, Finola Jones, Jesse Jones, Bea McMahon, Charlotte Moth, Niamh O’Malley and Sarah Pierce. She has also co-edited a collection of texts and artists’ projects on television, with Orla Ryan, entitled The Glass Eye
(Project Press, 2000),* with contributions from Matthew Buckingham, Valerie Connor, Michelle Deignan, Bettina Funcke, Andrea Geyer, Brian Hand, Lana Lin, and Dennis McNulty, among others.
She is a member of the editorial advisory boards of the journals MIRAJ: Moving Image Review and Art Journal.
and Alphaville: Online Journal of Film and Media Studies
(University College Cork), and has contributed as a visiting lecturer to art and media programmes at various institutions, including Bauhaus University Weimar; Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (University of the Arts London); Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; Malmö Art Academy (Lund University); Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki; California College of the Arts, San Francisco.
*The Glass Eye is available to buy from Project Arts Centre
of The Place of Artists' Cinema: Space, Site and Screen
Mo White, Review of The Place of Artists' Cinema, The Art Book, Volume 17, Issue 2 May 2010, pp 65-66
Kate Mondloch, ‘Placing Artists’ Cinema’, Jump Cut 52, Summer 2010.
Robert Porter, Variant 36, Winter 2009: 36-37.
Dan Kidner, LuxOnline, October 2009.