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About me

Daniel is a curator interested in institutional attitudes, community spaces, and pedagogy, particularly in regards queer and crip audiences. Daniel graduated from NCAD in 2016 with BA in Visual Culture and has been the co-director of Basic Space since May 2016. Daniel will be attending MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in October 2018.

Skills

  • Curating
  • Social Media Management
  • Communications
  • Art Administration
  • Art Management
  • Arts Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Arts Programming
  • Arts Funding
  • Audience Engagement

Work history

Currently

Co-Director

Basic Space

May 2016
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Full Time
  • Basic Space is an independent art organisation with a programme of residencies, exhibitions, and educational events. Dublin, Ireland. As part of a team of three co-directors, my responsibilities include curating a dynamic visual art, education & residency programmes, event/project management, development, managing social media, press, liaising with partners and administration/management.

2016

Education Assistant

Galway Arts Centre

Jun 2016 - Nov 2016
  • Galway, Ireland
  • Full Time
  • My duties included youth outreach/recruitment for Red Bird Youth Collective, organising an ambitious county wide press campaign, workshop facilitation, leading tours and administration.

2015

Editorial Assistant

Visual Artist Ireland

Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Internship
  • On placement as part of Visual Culture BA, I wrote a number of contributions for the monthly Visual Arts Newsheet, proofread, assisted at regular education events, administration and database management.

2016

Assistant Curator

ArtBox

Aug 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Internship
  • Working with the director, researched exhibition concepts, assisted with exhibition install, liaised with artists, produced press and education material, event management and managed social media output.

2015

Social Media Manager

CMC Properties

Apr 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I designed and implemented an engaging social media strategy and management systems increasing customer traffic and engagement. In addition, I was tasked with producing weekly analytical reports and conference calls.

2014

Development and Press Intern

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Internship
  • I was tasked with a major update of the museum's press database, designing and implementing a social media campaign for a series of sold-out performances by Tino Sehgal and assisting at members events and openings.

2014

Visual Art Intern

Pallas Projects/Studios

Aug 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Internship
  • As an intern for a busy independent art space, I greeted and guided visitors as an invigilator, liaised with artists/partners, assisted at events and openings and produced press and educational material for Pallas’s busy visual art and education programme. I also researched for and assisted at fundraising events such as auctions.

Education

2020

MA Curating Contemporary Art

Royal College of Art

Sep 2018 - Jun 2020
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Established 25 years ago and led by Professor Victoria Walsh, the MA Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) programme is recognised both as an international leader in its field and for its commitment to collaborative group project-based work that integrates theory and practice throughout the two years of the curriculum. For 2017/18, we are introducing new areas of focus in response to the expanded field of curating and the widening professional opportunities for curatorial practice and research in a global context.

2016

(BA) Visual Culture

National College of Art and Design

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • BA (Hons) Visual Culture at NCAD is the only graduate degree of its kind in Ireland, involving a critical study of art, design and popular culture history and theory, focusing on Post-War and Contemporary materials. An innovative learning experience, the course involved seminars, gallery/museum trips, collaborative projects, workshops, and work experience. This method encouraged a large degree of independent learning and developing new directions in research. Finally, Visual Culture incorporated a substantial degree of Professional Practice and work placement, allowing students to implement their knowledge in the professional environment.