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April: Jessamyn Fiore
Jessamyn Fiore (American b. 1980) is a New York based curator and writer as well the co-director of the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. She is the curator of the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation in Dubai, UAE, opening in March, 2015. She was the Director of Thisisnotashop, a not for profit gallery space in Dublin, from 2007-2010. She received a Masters in contemporary art theory, practice, and philosophy from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin, in 2009.
Exhibitions curated include 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970–1974) at David Zwirner in New York (2011), which led to her editing the critically acclaimed, eponymous catalogue, published by David Zwirner and Radius Books (2012); and a second exhibition for David Zwirner New York titled Gordon Matta-Clark: Above and Below (2013). Recently, she curated II Machines: Clive Murphy & Trevor Tweeton at the Knockdown Center in Mespeth, Queens (May 2015) and was a partner at Rawson Projects gallery on the Lower East Side (Sep 2014 - May 2015), organizing exhibitions by Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Lilja Birgisdottir among others.
April: Keef Winter
May: Ultan O’Brien
Ultan O’Brien is a fiddle player and violist from County Clare active in the worlds of performance, composition, and education.
Ultan began learning the fiddle at a young age from a variety of musicians in county Clare. He has since studied contemporary and classical music for violin in Dublin’s Conservatory of Music and with Tamás Ittzés in the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary. He holds a degree in Music Education from Trinity College, Dublin and DIT.
Ultan performs and records traditional and contemporary Irish music as a soloist & with a number of groups/ bands including Skipper’s Alley and Aon Teanga:Un Çhengey. He views collaboration and the creative processes that emerge from collaborative projects as key to his artistic practice.
Ultan has taught fiddle workshops in Ireland and abroad, most recently in Evanston, Wyoming (March 2016), and in the Camden Irish Centre, London (July, 2015).
In 2017, Ultan received a Traditional Arts Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland to spend time focusing on the viola—specifically, its suitability regarding the intricacies and subtleties of traditional music associated with west Clare— and to create new music on the viola that exists in a contemporary context & is grounded in the aesthetic of west Clare fiddle music.
May: Siobhan Cleery