Artists-in–residence programme

The Irish Architectural Archive is very pelased to announce its inaugural artists-in–residence programme. Featuring Fiona Marron and Patrick Hough, and curated by Michele Horrigan and Sean Lynch, the programme will culminate in an exhibition at the Archive in September 2019 with new artworks alongside treasures from the IAA and elsewhere.

The Archive is delighted to partner with Fiona, Patrick, Michele and Sean in this inaugural artists-in-residence programme. It is an exciting venture and we look forward to seeing and exhibiting the results of these new creative interactions with our collections in Autumn 2019

Fiona Marron is an installation and video artist based in Dublin, with a keen curiosity of communication networks, extraction industries and the wider implications found in systems of capitalist expansion. In recent years she has presented exhibitions in institutions such as Flat Time House, London and CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux.


Fiona Marron, Proving Ground, 2016, Video still


UK-based Patrick Hough’s multimedia artworks have been recently seen at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and Ballroom Marfa, Texas. In his work Hough often asks questions around the role of the artifact and history, finding new viewpoints to demonstrate the emancipatory potential of material culture.


Patrick Hough, And If In A Thousand Years, 2017, Film still


Speaking about the project, curator Michele Horrigan said “For many years, the Archive has been an important source of knowledge and place of research for many artists and cultural practices, and the initiation of an artist-in-residence programme gives further impetus and resources for this relationship to critically develop. The role of architectural history and the context of the built environment as the basis for society and life is an important theme for Fiona and Patrick. Working alongside these esteemed artists, we will collectively embark on a journey to discover hidden gems within the archive’s extensive holdings.” 

These activities are made possible by the Arts Council Arts Grant 2019.