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contact: sineadbcashell@gmail.com

Current Employment
Curator, Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive

Professional Affiliations
Member of Pollen Studios, Belfast
Part of the Live Cinema Talent Pool
Committee Member of ADF and Bbeyond

Selected Curatorial Projects
Film Makers, a touring exhibition featuring new works by six makers in response to the Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive with split-screen films made in collaboration with TACA, exhibited in the Nerve Visual Gallery (2017-18), The Braid (2017) and R-Space Gallery (2016), with support from the BFI Film Audience Network Public Development Fund, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Mid-Antrim Council, Film Hub NI, Craft NI and the Nerve Centre.

Beyond the Citya new performance by Phil Hession in response to the Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive, Marble Arch Caves, supported by the BFI Film Audience Network Public Development Fund and Film Hub NI (2016).

Northern Ireland on Filma curated collection from the BFI’s Britain on Film archive screened in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Castle Court and Cultúrlann, in partnership with Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and PLACE (2016).

Mediations: the map is not the terrainPollen and Platform Arts, co-curated with Colm Clarke. This project was a consideration on forgotten narratives and the roles of documentation in live art. It served as a public resource by providing access to live art archives along with a program of presentations, workshops and talks around representation and approaches, (2013).

Residence a series of artist interventions, workshops, a rolling local and international residency programme in SHAC Housing Association properties around Belfast, co-curated with Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell (2008-2009).

Solo Exhibitions
2014  Parallel Play, Project Space, GT Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2013  Catalyst Campsite, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2011  Attic Sandcastles, PS2, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Kartonowe Miasto, No Women No Art Festival, Poznan, Poland.
2010  Everything Must Go, Exchange Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

Two-person Exhibitions
2016  City of Towers, in collaboration with Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell, NRVK, Ravensburg, Germany.
2015  Leftovers, in collaboration with Johanna Leech, Project Space, GT Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2008  Plunder, collaboration with Ben Craig, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Selected Solo Performances
2016  NAF16: Neighbourhood & Territory, Nomadic Arts FestivalBratislava, Slovakia.
2013  Belfast International Festival of Performance Art, curated by Brian Connolly, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Spume, Pollen, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2012  S.E.A.S. (Site Exploratory Arts, Skagaströnd), Nes, Skagaströnd, Iceland.
2011  On-site Off-site, Stroud Visual Arts, Stroud, England.
2010  You can be a Diamond, Bytown Museum, Ottawa, Canada.
Public Park: Parc Public, intervention in the Markets around Ottawa, Galerie SAW, Ottawa, Canada.
Who Moved My Cheese? OBG, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2009  10th OPEN Art International Performance Festival, OPEN Art, Beijing, China.
2008  I AM, Polish Performance Art Exchange, Bbeyond, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2007  Scratch, curated by Helen Steele, CHQ Building IFSC, Dublin, Ireland.
Catflaps, Cardiff Art in Time Festival curated by André Stitt, Cardiff, Wales.

Selected Collaborative Performances
2008-[On going] Bbeyond Monthly Meetings, improvised group actions.
2017   Boondocks III, group performances with Bbeyond, Hanover, Germany
2014   Re-Gift Amnesty, interaction with Johanna Leech, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2013  
 Household Festival, Bbeyond group action, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2012   
Concurrent, group action, Pollen, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Labour, Gang O’Gals group action, Derry City Council, Derry, Northern Ireland.
2008  
SCRABB, durational group action as Six Belfast Based Artists, National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, Scotland.
Big Jam, action with Dublin Performance Collective, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2007  
 FIX07, Bbeyond group action with special guest Jacques von Poppel, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Bringing Back the Warmth, Catalyst Arts, FIX 07, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2006  
Approach, simultaneous public performances with Boris Nieslony & Bbeyond Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Awards & Residencies
2017   Vanha Paukku Residency in collaboration with Johanna Leech, (Finland).
2016   Im Keller, in collaboration with Sighle Bhreathnach Cashell, NRVK (Germany)
Arts Council of Northern Ireland Supporting the Individual Artist Award
Arts Council of Northern Ireland Travel Award
2015   Go and See Venice Bursary, A-N
2013   Digital Arts Residency, DAS (Northern Ireland)
ADAI, Arts and Disability Ireland Award.
2012   Arts Council of Northern Ireland ACES Award
Washington DC Residency awarded by ACNI and ARCH (USA)
Nes Residency (Iceland)
2011   MPRA International Residency (Poland) [catalogue]
SÍM Reykjavík Residency (Iceland)
Arts Council of Northern Ireland Self Arranged Residency Award
Arts Council of Northern Ireland Travel Award
2010  Crossings Performance Art Residency & Exchange, funded by Culture Ireland and Canada Council for the Arts
Exchange Dublin Residency (Ireland) [catalogue]
Arts Council of Northern Ireland Travel Award
2009  Young Curators Award, the British Council & Arts Council of Northern Ireland
British Council Travel Grant
Arts Council of Northern Ireland Supporting the Individual Artist Award
2008  Sapphire Highway Residency awarded by the Good Hatchery and Offaly County Council (Ireland) [catalogue]
Networking Artists Networks Research & Travel Bursary (New York)
2007  ARES International Performance Art Residency Exchange, Northern Ireland & Transylvanian Region, Catalyst Arts
SPART Action Group Centre of Suburban Research Residency (Northern Ireland) [catalogue]
Dean’s Prize awarded by the University of Ulster for the highest First Class Honours in 2007

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017    Proximity, Pollen Studios residency, Platform Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2015    Super in Position, curated by November ComplexRotterdam, Netherlands.
Vanishing Futures: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art, curated by Peter Richards, GT Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Shuffle, curated by Martin Boyle, The Bath House, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Museum for an Imagined City, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, USA.
2014    24, Project Space, GT Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
ACNI Collection, 
Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
Rehearsal Rooms, PS2, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2013   Hidden in Plain Sight, SCOPE, New York, USA.
16th & Minnesota, 
Project Space, GT Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Precious Cargo
, selected works from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland collection, The London Street Gallery, Derry, N. Ireland.
2012   GAMES NIGHT, the Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland.
Lumen8Anacostia, 
ARCH Development & Honfleur Gallery, DC, USA.
The Nothingness of Personality
, Pollen, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2011   Oh! Sím Centre of Icelandic Art, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Sterile Environment, 
Catalyst Arts & PLACE, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Procedure, 
The Station Project, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2010  Cardboard Cities, adventure playground collaboration with Caragh O’Donnell, the Children’s Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Arrivals, 
curated by Ciara Hickey, the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
By Appointment, 
curated by David Gryn, ICA, London.
2009  Glisten, GT Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
City-Supplements, an alternative urban survey, 
PS2, Belfast, Northern Ireland. [catalogue]
Sapphire Highway, The Lab, Dublin, Ireland. [catalogue]

Touring Exhibitions
2011  Multiples, unconventional souvenirs project commissioned by the British Council & the Arts Council of Northern Ireland curated by Catalyst Arts. Exhibited in Dublin Contemporary, Influx Alternative Art Fair, GT Gallery and PS2. [catalogue]
2010 Alumni: Maestros y Discípulos, touring performance and education festival cuated by Alexander Del Re, Concepción, Chile & the Instituto Escuela National de Bellas Artes, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Arts Lecturing
Dada Centenary CelebrationIMMA, 2016, Career Enhancement Programme, 2015; Art Room, 2014; University of Ulster, 2014; Irish Foster Care Association, 2013; History of Art Department, University of Poznan, 2011; Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland, 2011; Instituto Escuela National de Bellas Artes, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2010; University of Concepción, Chile, 2010; University of Ulster, Belfast, 2008.

Publications
Flynn, M. (ed.) (2013) Conviviality. IMPRINT Zine. Volume 1. Dublin: The Market Studios.
Loder, D. (ed.) (2013) TV Guide. Belfast: Pollen Studios & Gallery.
Bosch, S. (2012) Belfast Public Art for Contemporary Northern Ireland. In: Ernst, R. W. & Müffelmann, A. (eds.). Thinking the city, acting the city. Kiel, Germany: Muthesius Kunsthochschule.
Futro, D. (ed.) (2011) MPRA: published on the occasion of the International Artist in Residence Programme. Poznan: MPRA.
Exchange Gallery. (2011) Exchange. Dublin: Exchange Dublin Co-operative.
Patterson, B. (ed.) (2010) PANI I AM. Belfast: Bbeyond.
Catalyst Arts. (2010) Multiple: published on the occasion of the touring Multiples exhibition, with an introduction by Mutschler, P. Belfast: Catalyst Arts.
Mc Keown, J. (2010) Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell. Centre For Suburban Research Publication. Volume 1 (No.6) Belfast: SPART.
The Good Hatchery. (2009) Sapphire Highway: published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Lab, Dublin January 2009 with an introduction by Giffney, C. & Lyons, R. Offaly: The Good Hatchery.
Mutschler, P. (ed.) (2009) City-Supplements: an alternative urban survey. Belfast: PS2.
(2007). The Cat Show Cardiff Art in Time: published on the occasion of the Cardiff Art in Time Festival, Cardiff 14-17 March 2007 with an introduction by André Stitt. Cardiff: samizdat press.

Reviews
Wnuk, A. (2012) Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell MPRA Residency Profile. Visual Artists’ News Sheet. March-April. p.35
Darby, A. (2011) Dissipated and Isolated Neighbourhoods. A review of Sterile Environment. Aesthetica Online. 21st June
Mc Keown, A. (2011) Review: Sterile Environment. Irish News. 5th July
Fiala, J. (2011) Bridging Contexts. Review of Crossings. FUSE Magazine. Volume 34 (2). p. 42-44.
Mc Keown. J. (2009) I AM. CIRCA. 127 (Spring). p.61
Baume, S. (2009) Actually Living. Visual Artists’ News Sheet. May-June.

Public Collections
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The Honfleur Gallery.

Education
First Class BA Hons Fine and Applied Art, University of Ulster, 2007.
Post Graduate Studies in Art Room Methodology, Bath Spa University, 2014.

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