Fiona Marron: Proving Ground
The Age of Independence, the Internet and Ireland
ArtBox is delighted to present a newly commissioned project by artist Fiona Marron. Marron’s new work features an exploration of Ireland’s communications infrastructure, its significance historically and how factors such as Ireland’s perceived neutrality and geographical location contributed to the cultivation of a scientific research tradition, nurturing its existence as a location for experimental systems.
Fiona Marron was born in Co. Monaghan in 1987 and now lives and works in Dublin. She holds a BA in Fine Art from Dublin Institute of Technology (2009) and an MA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT Dun Laoghaire (2013). Solo exhibitions include ‘Pivot a closed path’ at Flat Time House, London (2015), ‘Co-location’ at RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre (2013), ‘Last and First Men’ at The Joinery, Dublin (2011), ‘As Topic and Tool’ at The Joinery (2010) and ‘For Who Knows What’ at FOUR, Dublin (2009). Recent group exhibitions include ‘Bandits live comfortably in the ruins’, Flat Time House, London (2016), ‘Reverse Pugin!’ at St. Cartage Hall, Lismore Caste Arts, Co.Waterford (2015), ‘In Free Circulation’ at Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin (2014), ‘Ingenious Showcase’ at The Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire (2014) and ‘At the level of entity’ at The LAB, Dublin (2013). Her work has featured in Art Monthly (2014), Paper Visual Art (2012) and MAP (2011). Most recently she has undertaken residencies at UCD ‘Art-in-Science’ (2015-2016), FTHo, London (2015), Creative Spark: Create Louth (2015), Firestation Artists Studios, Dublin (2015),‘Resort Residency’ Fingal County Council, Portrane, Co.Dublin (2015), Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh,(2014) and RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre (2012-2013).