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.

CHECK OUT: MART’S 10 Years of Providing Creative Platforms Booklet – 2007 – 2017


Below is a full list of Curated Exhibitions:

EXHIBITIONS 2007 – 2017 – Co Curated by Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan
2017  Exhibition Title Gallery Artists
Oct – 17 Re:In Force As Part of Irelandweek MART LA Pop Up Gallery, Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles Katherine Nolan, James L Hayes, Richard Forrest, David Lunney.
Oct – 17 MART @ Art Market Budapest Art Fair [Co Curated with Deirdre Morrissey] Art Market Budapest  Jane Fogarty, David Lunney, James L Hayes
Aug – 17 Freedom of Movement [Co Curated with Deirdre Morrissey]  The MART Gallery, Dublin  Maroan El Sani & Nina Fischer
July – 17 Activating Pangea: Destroy These Walls Arena 1 Gallery, Los Angeles Margaret O’Brien, James L Hayes, Steven Maybury, Katherine Nolan, Terence Erraugh
June – 17 Echo Chamber – Curated by Matthew Nevin.

Lūznava Manor, Rēzeknes, Latvia.

RUA RED, Dublin, Ireland.

Gantner Multimedia Space, Belfort, France.

Jeanne Briand, Adam Gibney, Fabien Leaustic, Helen Mac Mahon, Rasa Smite, Paula Vitola.
June – 17 Dragons of Eden  The MART Gallery, Dublin Aoibheann Greenan & Terence Erraught
May – 17 Glitch Festival Dublin 2017 – Sedimentary Structures  The MART Gallery, Dublin David Beattie, Livestock, Cliona Harmey, Robin Price, David Lunney, Richard Forrest, Cathy Coughlan and Cécile Babiole.
May – 17 A Rhythm Exposed (Routines: 5-6)  The MART Gallery, Dublin Steven Maybury
April 17 Transmission  The MART Gallery, Dublin Sofie Loscher, Helen Mac Mahon
March – 17 The Mistress of The Mantle  The MART Gallery, Dublin Katherine Nolan
Jan – 17 School Days The MART Gallery, Dublin Tomoko Sawada
Nov-16 Activating Pangea: The Voyage CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles Brian Duggan & Adam Gibney
Oct-16 Phantoms The MART Gallery, Dublin Marc Behrens
May-16 Glitch Festival 2016 Rua Red 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 James L Hayes, Adam Gibney, Ruby Wallis, Margaret O’Brien, Katherine Nolan.
Apr-16 Activating Pangea Downtown Artwalk Los Angeles Jonathan Mayhew, Gearoid O’Dea
Apr-16 Activating Pangea DAC Gallery, Los Angeles Sofie Loscher, Jonathan Mayhew, Margaret O’Brien, Gearoid O’Dea
Feb-16 Primes The MART Gallery, Dublin Jason Dunne
Sep-15 Margaret O’Brien The MART Gallery, Dublin Margaret O’Brien
Aug-15 Instinct The MART Gallery, Dublin Eleanor Lawlor, Dominic Thorpe, Katherine Nolan,Terence Erraught, Liam O’Calaghan, Francis Fay
Jul-15 Instinct – Los Angeles Santa Monica Art Studios, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Hive Gallery Los Angeles 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 Festival, Prague 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
Nov-14 Imitator 2 The MART Gallery, Dublin Trish McAdam, Andrew Carson,Róisín O
Aug-14 Imitator Kyoto Art Center 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.
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 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 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
June – Aug 2011 Invite or Reject – Los Angeles C4 Gallery, Los Angeles
Flux Factory, New York
Pop Up Art Loop, Chicago
Ella Burke, James L Hayes, Sofie Loscher,  Matthew Nevin, Nicky Teegan,  Ciara ScanlanBenjamin Gaulon, Joan Healy, Colleen Keough, Margaret O’Brien, Katherine NolanStephen Woods, Adrian Duncan, Benjamin Gaulon, Adam Gibney, Tony Kenny
June – Aug 2010 An Instructional – Tour Lewis Art Gallery, Jackson, USA
Space, Bratislava, Slovakia
Molesworth Gallery, Dublin
Shunt, London
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 Losher, Stephen Woods,
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
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
Nov-07 Tulca Galway Selection of MART artists
Jul-07 Galway City Museum Galway John Conway, Chloe Freaks, Tristan Hutchinson, JohnJennings, John Murphy, Matthew Nevin, Martin Rochfard, Ciara Scanlan, Svetlana Sobcenko.