Kunstverein Aughrim is collaborating with Marielle MacLeman in a curatorial capacity across multiple projects throughout 2024, focusing on the development of performative methodologies.
Marielle MacLeman’s artistic practice is rooted in the application of care. Drawn to transitory aspects of site, her work calls attention to the implications of the human drive to create, collect, and understand. She studied Drawing & Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, and uses sculptural processes and site-specific installation, often combining context-specific materials with craft references to interrogate their potential. Alongside this, she has worked extensively in palliative, chronic, and acute healthcare settings, encompassing public art commissions, publishing, and participatory projects. Recent presentations of her work include commissions for Dublin Art Book Fair 2022 at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Meta Dublin, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts UnSelfing Programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, and the To Care co-commission for Workhouse Union and VISUAL. Solo exhibitions include The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, The LAB Gallery, Dublin, and Galway Arts Centre, with recent group shows at 126 Gallery, Roscommon Arts Centre, and Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. Her work is in the collections of the Arts Council of Ireland and the University of Galway and has been supported by awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, Galway City Council, Create, Scottish Arts Council, Glasgow City Council, and artsandhealth.ie. In 2023 she was selected for the Briefing on Soft Arts Residency at CIMO, Zagreb, and a Landscape, Ecology & Environment Research Residency at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, from which she is developing new work for solo exhibitions.
Kunstverein Aughrim’s collaboration with Marielle MacLeman is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.