Emma Mahony is the course leader for the BA in visual culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, where she has worked as a lecturer since 2009. From 2001 to 2008 she was an exhibition curator for the Hayward Gallery, London. She has published widely on contemporary art and curatorial studies as a contributor to peer-reviewed journals including Anarchist Studies Journal; FIELD: A Journal of Socially-Engaged Art Criticism; Performance Research; Curator: The Museum Journal; Art & the Public Sphere; and Museum & Society. Her research investigates the relationship between contemporary art, curatorial studies, radical pedagogy and activism. It focuses on investigating how critical institutions and collectives can resist and rewrite the neo-liberalization of the public art sector in Europe.
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