Aine Phillips (Performance Art / Working with Communities / Curating)

Áine Phillips is a performance artist based in Galway exhibiting and performing in Ireland and internationally since the late 80’s. She has created work for multiple contexts; public art commissions, the street, club events, galleries, theatres and museums. Her work deals with feminist philosophy and politics, using art to comment and make propositions on subjectivity, gender and social change. In 2015, she published ‘Performance Art in Ireland: A History’ (Live Art Development Agency/ Intellect Books UK). Her performative video works and art films have been screened internationally at festivals and exhibitions. Her work has been supported and collected by the Arts Council of Ireland. She holds a PhD from NCAD Dublin and is head of sculpture at Burren College of Art, Co. Clare. She has worked extensively as a curator of performance events in Ireland and the UK.


Area of Expertise

Performance art, live art, moving image, installation art, working with communities, socially engaged practice, critical writing, curating performance and live art, teaching visual art and performance art at third level.


Áine Phillips is taking part in Specialist Clinics on Thursday 7th October

Please Note:
VAI members attending Get Together 2021 can book up to 3 Speed Curating Sessions and 2 Clinics only. If you book more than this we will need to call you to cancel the extra bookings. Please do not over book as this will lead to delays for other artists and may result in other artists missing their chance to book when they are viewing.

A Get Together General Admission ticket is needed to attend Speed Curating and Specialist Clinics. If you do not book your General Admission ticket your Speed Curating and Clinic Bookings will not be valid.  

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