As part of her exhibition at Pallas, Argentinian artist Florencia Caiazza has invited one of The Mothership project founders, artist and lecturer Seoidín O’Sullivan to join her in conversation to talk to and think about her work before and after having a child. She will discuss what her attentions are currently drawn to through this experience of becoming a mother and how she is thinking about materiality, touch time and interruptin in her new circumstances. The audience is invited to converse and discuss their own responses in relation to these themes. Children are welcome.
Florencia Caiazza lives and works between Buenos Aires/ Dublin. Studied Visual Arts at Regina Pacis Art School (Buenos Aires), and was part of the Program for Artists at Torcuato Di Tella University, (Buenos Aires). Recent solo exhibitions: Color Municipal at HILO Gallery (Buenos Aires, 2019), ¿Cómo se conocieron? at Luis Adelantado Gallery (Valencia, Spain 2017). florenciacaiazza.com | @florenciacaiazza_
Seoidín O’Sullivan is an artist, arts educator, and interdisciplinary researcher. She has a MA in Fine Art Media from NCAD, and is Art Lecturer in NCAD’s department of Visual Culture. Seoidín’s projects are collaborative and focus on people joining together in action to protect and develop an aspect of their local commons. She was awarded an Artist Bursary Award 2021 and the Next Generation Arts Council Bursary in 2018, and the Chicago Hyde Park Residency Award with IMMA and CREATE in 2017. Seoidín and Common Ground partnered with UCD’s School of Geography in Mapping Green Dublin (2019-21), an action project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency to map the territories of trees and green space across Dublin 8 by identifying their location, local identity and future creation. She is one of the founding artists of The Mothership Project. “The Mothership Project is a network of parenting artists in Ireland. We aim to support parenting artists in the development of their practice and to encourage arts organisations to make the art world a more inclusive place for artists with children. ”
Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of exhibitions taking place in the context of a gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists’ talks, texts, workshops or performances, online events and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.
Pallas Projects/Studios Artist-Initiated Projects is funded by The Arts Council