A lecture tour of the USA by Dr Áine Phillips on the history of performance and sound art in Ireland, from the 1970s to the present day. The tour will run from the February to the 18 February 2016 at major universities, art colleges and art spaces in New York, Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, San Francisco and Portland.
Áine Phillips is a performance and multi-media artist based in the west of Ireland. Her work has been shown across five continents, in places such as Tokyo, Ljubljana, New York, Uganda and Brisbane. She has presented talks on her work at Tate Britain and IMMA. She has recently published “Performance Art in Ireland: A History” (Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books UK). She frequently publishes essays and criticism in art journals such at PAJ MIT Press and VAI News Sheet. She also curates performance events in Ireland and the UK and is involved in supporting artist led organisations in the west of Ireland. Phillips is Head of Sculpture at Burren College of Art (NUI Galway) and holds a doctorate in performance art from NCAD Dublin.