Mary Cremin (Void Gallery, Derry)
Mary Cremin is a curator, writer and art historian. She is the Director, Void Gallery, Derry, where she commissioned the Turner Prize winning film The Long Note by artist Helen Cammock in 2019 and was co-commissioner of Ima Abasi-Okon who was awarded a Turner Prize in 2020. She was the Commissioner and Curator of the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2019 with artist Eva Rothschild. Prior to this she was the Programme Curator of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the Artistic Director of The Treeline Project with Oonagh Young.
In 2015, she was Curator of TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Seachange, which included over 30 national and international artists. She has delivered large scale exhibitions and commissions such as Magnetism, Hazelwood Estate, Sligo, (2015), Richard Mosse, The Enclave, Irish Pavilion, Venice Biennale, (2013).
Prior to this she was Project Curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. She worked on exhibitions such as Eileen Gray, Lynda Benglis, Francis Alÿs, Carlos Garaicoa, Romuald Hazoumè, Cyprien Gaillard, Gerard Byrne, Alice Maher and Garrett Phelan and has acted as editor/ assistant editor on IMMA publications and the multi-disciplinary publication Boulevard Magenta. Curated projects at IMMA include Into the Silence of the Night, IMMA, (2015), Sidney Nolan; Ned Kelly Series(2012-2013), Garrett Phelan, off site NEW FAITH LOVELSONG (2012), Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection (2012). She has produced IMMA Summer Rising events (2016/2015/2014).
Curator’s Areas of Interest:
My curatorial practice is socially engaged and explores socio-political and historical issues. Working with artists through multiple platforms with an emphasis on collaboration and engaging with audiences.