I am Co Director and Curator of the Visual Arts Organisation MART working in a curatorial partnership with Ciara ScanlanAs Co Director of MART I oversee the running of the organisation,  this includes {with help from a mighty Team} managing the large scale of art studios, a year long programme of curated exhibitions in The MART Gallery, our international exhibition programme and art fairs.

Since 2008, Dublin based curators Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan have sought to create opportunities by conceiving creative platforms to support artists from all stages of their careers to test new ground. As a curatorial partnership they have curated over 100 artists through several international exhibitions across Ireland, UK, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Japan, Jackson Mississippi, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. In 2013 the curators launched The MART Gallery & Studios {Dublin, Ireland}; housing two large galleries in a renovated old fire station and have expanded their studio network to host over 120 members in 70 studios in seven studio buildings across Dublin.

MART’s primary aim is to create a platform for new media, installation, sculpture, experimental film and performance artists. MART was founded on an inclusive ethos, which aims to break down boundaries in the visual arts through its ability to inspire a curiosity for knowledge and education through art. MART aims to bring contemporary art to the forefront of culture by actively engaging people from all sectors of society in both its viewing and production. Through an extensive international press portfolio MART has reached over 1 million people.

For more information check out MART’s Website.

Exhibitions I have Curated or Produced

 Exhibition Title Gallery Artists
2019
September – November Richard Forrest – The MART Gallery, Dublin Richard Forrest
July – September James L Hayes – The MART Gallery, Dublin James L Hayes
July 19 MASER CIACLA, Los Angeles MASER
June 19 Amanda Coogan CIACLA, Los Angeles Amanda Coogan
May-June MART Members Show The MART Gallery Dublin MART Studio Members – TBC
March – April Jane Fogarty – Slow Motion The MART Gallery, Dublin Jane Fogarty
Jan – Feb 19 Lectus The MART Gallery, Dublin Emma McKeagney (Fire Station Artists’ Studios Sculpture Award) and Eanna Heavey & Sarah Diviney (MART CIT Crawford Graduate Award).
2018  
Oct 18 Transmission Santa Monica Art Studios, California, USA Helen Mac Mahon, Sofie Loscher, Robin Price
Oct 18 MART @ ART Market Budapest Art Market Budapest, Hungary Shane Berkery, Niamh Hannaford, Steven Maybury, James L Hayes
Sept- Nov 18 Things Twice (multiple times) The MART Gallery, Dublin David Lunney
March – April 18 Activating Pangea: Acts to Objects LACE, Los Angeles, USA

Aine Phillips, Amanda Coogan, Helen Mac Mahon, Margaret O’Brien,

Katherine Nolan, Eleanor Lawler, Laura O’Connor, and Jane Fogarty. Mothertongues (Meital Yaniv and Kim Ye), Cindy Rehm, Thinh Nguyen.

2017  
Nov – 17 Can You Hear Me Now? The MART Gallery, Dublin Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork Graduate Award Show: Enid Conway, Elena Sawczenko, Thomas Spencer, Chloe Tetrault.
Sept – Oct 17 Deflated Capital The MART Gallery, Dublin The Fire Station Artists Studios Residency Award Winner: Doireann Ní Ghrioghair
Oct 17 MART, Art Market Budapest Art Market Budapest, Hungary James L. Hayes, Jane Fogarty and David Lunney
Sept 17 RE:IN FORCE MART LA – Pop Up Gallery, 6556 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA Richard Forrest , James L Hayes , David Lunney, Katherine Nolan
August – Sept 17 Freedom of Movement The MART Gallery, Dublin Moran El Sani & Nina Fischer
Aug – Sept 17 Trouv​ées Métrage The MART Gallery, Dublin Yann Beauvais, Nicolas Montgermont, Antoine Schmitt and Pierre Jolivet.
July – 17 Activating Pangea: Destroy These Walls Arena 1, Los Angeles James L Hayes, Katherine Nolan, Margaret O’Brien, Steven Maybury, Terence Erraught, Cindy Rehm, Thinh Nguyen, Meital Yaniv
June – 17 Echo ChamberEUCIDA

RUA RED, Dublin

Gantner Multimedia Space, France

Lūznava Manor Rēzeknes, Latvia

Jeanne Briand, Adam Gibney, Fabien Leaustic, Helen MacMahon, Rasa Smite.
June – July 17 Dragons of Eden The MART Gallery, Dublin Aoibheann Greenan, Terence Erraught
May – 17 Glitch 2017 RUA RED, Dublin David Beattie, Livestock, Cliona Harmey, Robin Prince, David Lunney, Richard Forrest, Cathy Coughlan and Cécile Babiole.
May – 17 A Rhythm Exposed The MART Gallery, Dublin Steven Maybury
April – 17 Transmission The MART Gallery, Dublin Sofie Loscher, Helen MacMahon
March – 17 The Mistress of the Mantle The MART Gallery, Dublin Katherine Nolan
Jan – Feb 17 SCHOOL DAYS The MART Gallery, Dublin Tomoko Sawada
2016  
Nov-16 Activating Pangea: The Voyage CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA Brian Duggan & Adam Gibney
Oct-16 Phantoms The MART Gallery, Dublin Marc Behrens
May-16 Glitch Festival 2016 Rua Red, Dublin Margaret O’Brien, Elaine Leader, Helen Mac Mahon, Janna Kemperman and Kevin Freeney of Algorithm in collaboration with CLU, Sinead McDonald & Aileen Drohan.
Apr-16 MART, Supermarket Art Fair Mart, Supermarket Art Fair, Sweden James L Hayes, Adam Gibney, Ruby Wallis, Margaret O’Brien, Katherine Nolan.
Apr-16 Activating Pangea Downtown Artwalk Los Angeles, USA Jonathan Mayhew, Gearoid O’Dea
Apr-16 Activating Pangea DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, USA Sofie Loscher, Jonathan Mayhew, Margaret O’Brien, Gearoid O’Dea
Feb-16 Primes The MART Gallery, Dublin Jason Dunne
2015  
Sep-15 Margaret O’Brien The MART Gallery, Dublin Margaret O’Brien
Aug-15 Instinct The MART Gallery, Dublin Eleanor Lawler, Dominic Thorpe, Katherine Nolan,Terence Erraught, Liam O’Callaghan, Francis Fay
Jul-15 Instinct – Los Angeles Santa Monica Art Studios, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Hive Gallery Los Angeles, USA Dominic Thorpe, Liam O’Callaghan, Margaret O’Brien, Katherine Nolan, Terence Erraught, Eleanor Lawler, Francis Fay, Aidan Smyth, Olga Criado Monleon, Kayleigh Forsythe, Marie Farrington, Róisín de Buitléar, Gearoid O’Dea, Grainne Tynan, Ida Mitrani,Patricia Douglas, Karen Vaughan, Christina O’Donovan.
Jun-15 PQ – Prague Quadrennial 2015 PQ, Prague, CZ. Tom Lane, Brian Duggan, Stephanie Golden, Siobhan O’Gorman , Noelia Ruiz
Jun-15 Glitch Festival 2015 RUA RED + The MART Adam Gibney, Anne Cleary & Denis Connolly, Bonnie Begusch, Brian Duggan, Cecily Brennan, David Stalling, Jonathan Mayhew, Katherine Nolan, Louise Brady, Marie Farrington, Mark Clare, Sam Jury, Stephanie Golden & Moya Clarken, Steven Maybury.
Apr-15 Fool Me Twice The MART Gallery, Dublin Kathy Tynan, Joana Medeiros, Nina Panagopoulou, Christina O’Donovan, Eleanor Lawler, Fares Fares, Diarmait Grogan, Karl Martini, Jennifer Madden, Eimear Tynan, Shauna Blanchfield, Ciara Scanlan and Terrence Erraught, Niko Tarka, Margot Galvin, Louise Brady, Stephanie Golden,Liz Smith,Sarah Bowie,El Putman,Katherine Nolan, Carol Keogh, Olga Criado Monleon
2014  
Nov-14 Imitator 2 The MART Gallery, Dublin Trish McAdam, Andrew Carson,Róisín O
Aug-14 Imitator Kyoto Art Center, Japan Trish McAdam, Andrew Carson,Róisín O
May-14 Translucent Flag The MART Gallery, Dublin James L Hayes, James McCann, Alex Pentek, Amanda Rice
Apr-14 I Pity The Fool The MART Gallery, Dublin Olly Blake, Louise Brady, Marzena Borek, Moya Clarken, Fares Fares, Stephanie Golden, Karl Martini, Sheila Melvin, Emily O’Callaghan, Noely Ryan, Ross Ryder, Karen Tierney, Niko Tarka, Gearoid O’Dea
Mar-14 190a Retelling The MART Gallery, Dublin Sinead Bligh, Gerard Erraught, Jessica Kelly, Ciara Scanlan, Emily O’Callaghan, Jim O’Callaghan, Trish McAdam.
2013  
Sep-13 Curb Your Carrie Bradshawism The MART Gallery, Dublin Alison Cronin, Amy Walsh, Andrew Carson, Andrew Healy, Anne O’Byrne, Aoife Giles, Camilla Fanning, Claire Nash, Cliona Harmey, Debbie Jenkinson, Eleanor Lawler, Emily Boylan, Gearoid O’Dea, Ida Mitrani, James L Hayes, Jessica Conway, Karen Tierney, Katherine Nolan, Michelle Hall, Moya Clarken, Niamh Hannaford, Olive Barrett, Orla Gilheany, Rebecca McGetrick, Seamus Bradley, Stephanie Golden, Terence Erraught
Apr-13 Tristan Hutchinson Unit 4, Dublin Tristan Hutchinson
Mar-13 The Non Zero Sum Art Games TAF Metamatic, Athens, Greece Stefanos Athanatos, Panos Profitis,  Kyrgiakos Tsiftsopoulos, George Gyzis, Maria Tzanakou, Christos Papasotiriou, Matthew Nevin,Ciara Scanlan.Andrew Carson, Adam Gibney,  Samantha McGahon,
Mar-13 The Non Zero Sum Art Games Platforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal Vanessa Daws, Francis Fay,  Eleanor Lawler,
Katherine Nolan, Aine Phillips.  Rui Mourao,
Nuno Lacerda, Pedro Azevedo,
Marias Teixeria, Sara Maia
Feb-13 ITERATIVE Unit 4, Dublin Terence Erraught, Joan Healy, Catherine Barragy
2011  
June – Aug 2011 Invite or Reject – Los Angeles C4 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Flux Factory, New York, USA
Pop Up Art Loop, Chicago, USA
Ella Burke, James L Hayes, Sofie Loscher,  Matthew Nevin, Nicky Teegan,  Ciara Scanlan, Benjamin Gaulon, Joan Healy, Colleen Keough, Margaret O’Brien, Katherine Nolan, Stephen Woods, Adrian Duncan, Benjamin Gaulon, Adam Gibney, Tony Kenny
2010  
June – Aug 2010 An Instructional – Tour Lewis Art Gallery, Jackson, USA
Space, Bratislava, Slovakia
Molesworth Gallery, Dublin
Shunt, London, UK
Stattbad, Berlin, Germany
Entree, Bergen, Norway
Áine Phillips, Cian McConn & Eve Vaughan, Joan Healy & Louise Ward, Katherine Nolan, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar De Carmen, Barry Hughes,
Darragh O’Callaghan, David Bickley, Emanuel Rhoss
Malina Cailan, Mischa Twitchin, Nicky Larkin, Peta Adderley, Ruth Le Gear, Vukasin Nedeljkovic
Adam Gibney , Chris Johnsen & Øyvind Næss,
Ciara Scanlan, Clodagh Lavelle, Colleen Keough, Debbie Jenkinson, Eleanor Lawler Emma Wade,Ivan Twohig,James Hayes,Jim Ricks, Matthew Nevin, Noel Molloy Soprano,Sabina Mac Mahon, Sofie Loscher, Stephen Woods,
2009  
Jun-09 Open Door Policy Shunt, London +
Galway Arts Festival
Adam Gibney, Natalie Zervou, Joan Healy , Matthew Nevin, Ciara Scanlan , Ivan Twohig, Katherine Nolan
Lisa Marie Johnson
Apr-09 MART@IMOCA Imoca, Dublin Clare Shanahan, Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin
2008  
Jul-08 Challenging Behaviour Silkes & The Cottage, Galway Tricia Mccarthy & Vertigo Smyth, Ciara Scanlan, Emily Boyland, Hilary Williams, John Murphy, Kelly O’connor
Mary Dempsey, Matthew Nevin, Nicky Larkin, Svetlana Sobceno, Tristan Hutchinson, Vera Klute, Martin Rochford, Neasa O Grady,Vera Klute
May-08 MART.ie Launch Silkes, Galway Hector Castrillejo, Tristan Hutchinson,Mary Dempsey
Neasa O’grady, Matthew Nevin, Ciara Scanlan, Fiona Walsh, Emily Boylan, John Conway, Laura Fitzgerald
Chloe Freaks, Vera Klute, Tristan Hutchinson, Nicky Larkin, John Murphy,Clare Shanahan,Svetlana Sobenko
2007  
Nov-07 Tulca Galway Selection of MART artists
Jul-07 Galway City Museum Galway John Conway, Chloe Freaks, Tristan Hutchinson, John Jennings, John Murphy, Matthew Nevin, Martin Rochfard, Ciara Scanlan, Svetlana Sobcenko.