Róisín Power Hackett (Independent )
Róisín Power Hackett is a visual artist, writer, and curator. She has curated performance events and exhibitions since 2013. Róisín graduated with a BA in History of Art & Fine Art Paint in 2012 and an MA in Art in the Contemporary World in 2013 both from NCAD. In 2021 she graduated from the Inaugural ARC LAB Curatorial Scholarship with IADT. During this scholarship Róisín researched inclusion in and access to the arts for disabled people. This included examining disability theory, disability cultural policy and disability access tools. Since graduating she has curated ‘A Consideration of All Bodies’ at the LAB Gallery and worked on access and inclusion projects with Dublin City Arts Office and Cork County Council. In 2020, Róisín curated ‘The Finest Specimens of Fossilised Duration’ an online exhibition commissioned by Arts and Disability Ireland. For Culture Night 2020 at the LAB Gallery, she produced the podcast ‘ALL BODIES’. In 2018, she curated ‘Towards A Consideration of All Bodies’ at the LAB Gallery.
Curator’s Areas of Interest:
I am a curator who is particularly interested in interdisciplinary performance work, live-art, performance lectures, poetry, spoken word, audio and theatre. These performance types can be interdisciplinary and playfully interact or not. I enjoy producing group performance events that are a platform for different types of performances to be in dialog with one another. As a woman artist with a disability, I am interested in artists from minority or oppressed backgrounds who are interested in exploring their experiences. I do a lot of work and research around access and inclusion in the arts for people with disabilities and I am interested in exploring this as a topic to encourage galleries and the public to be more aware and inclusive in their practices and lives.