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Selected Exhibitions:

2018

'Exoskelaton', an experimental film will be screening at the Dupont Underground Washington DC from March 12th- March 31st as part of the Solas Nua Exhibition

'The Gorden Bennett Group' public artwork, currently being erected at Timolin, Co. Kildare.

2017-18 'The Decider' at Vanishing Art Exhibition, The Kildare Gallery, Carton House.

Too Many Options' a Grid Collective exhibition, The WineLibrary, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

2017

‘So Many Options’ Grid Collective Exhibition The Wine Library, DunLaoghrie

Vanishing Art Exhibition, Kildare Gallery, Carton.

'Playing with the Grid' Group exhibition Feb-March with the Grid Collective in County Kildare.

2016

'Vanishing Art' Group Exhibition Carton House, Maynooth Ireland 1st-31st Oct. 2016

'Little stories, Little prints' Touring Group exhibition Jan-Dec 2016.

'Flag revisited' Mixed media piece, Galway 1916 Exhibition Connacht Tribune Printworks Galway.

2015

'Breaking Bread' Experimental short screened at the Twisted Pepper Dublin July 15

'Wine and Clay' Experimental short screened at the Lighthouse Cinema Dublin July 19

'Dead Technology-Dream 2’ Experimental moving image machine, Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth University NUI.

2014

'The Ballitore Trunk' Public artwork, Ballitore, Co. Kildare.

'The Drips of Aherlow' Short-listed for Aesthetica Film Festival, York.

'The Slick Chick' Vanishing Art Exhibition, Carton House, Co. Kildare.

2013

‘The Home Guard Of Sector 1’ Experimental film shortlisted for Aesthetica Film Festival, York

‘Where to Now for Scarecrows’ Sculpture in Context Exhibition at the National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin Dublin.

‘The War Cabinet’ kinetic installation at The Big House Festival Castletown House Celbridge Co. Kildare

‘Artists On Architecture’ Birr Theatre & Arts Centre Offaly.

‘KRF: Artists Notebook Project’ Droichead Arts Centre Drogheda.

2012

‘KRF: Artists Notebook Project' Riverbank Gallery, Co Kildare.

Intimate Revolution: Discourse on Disappointment, Irish Wave III at Siemens Arts Space Beijing, China.

2011 'Habitation' pop-up gallery Newbridge, Co Kildare.

2010

Solo ‘The Long Tearless Night’ light and movement installation at Rua Red Gallery, Tallaght, Dublin.

‘Unframed’ Group Show Bluewall Gallery Cavan.

‘Rotating Exhibition’ National Sculpture Factory.

2008

‘The Lantern Project’ Dublin Fringe Festival.

‘ALAF’ Exhibition, commissioned installation at the Irish Film Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

‘Introduction to Mars Hall’ installation in 4 person show at 47 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

2007

Solo ‘In(ter)dependence’ a kinetic installation at Riverbank Art Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

‘Bibliomania’ at the John Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University.

‘Rotating Exhibition 07’ National Sculpture Factory.

2006

Solo ‘Fitting In’ Steelworks at The Gallery Art Centre, The Mill, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

‘Fetish in a Box’ exhibition at Triskal Arts Centre, selected by The Art Trail, Cork.

‘The Conservation Tree’ part of Cork European Capital of Culture.

2005

Solo ‘The 'Time Capsule’ an Installation at University College Cork, Health/Science Complex.

‘Rotating Exhibition 05’ National Sculpture Factory

2004

Solo ‘Alien View’ a lightbox exhibition at Tom Barry’s, Cork curated by Cork Artists Collective).

Group show Vanguard Gallery, Paul Street, Cork.

2002

‘Love to You’ Exhibition at Catalyst Arts Centre, Belfast.

1999

‘Coda 999’, Sculpture in Context at Dublin Castle.

1998

Sculpture in Context, Kilmainham Goal, Dublin.

1998

Solo ‘Rights of Passage’ A mixed media show, Athy Co. Kildare.

1996

Oireachtas Exhibition, Guinness Hops Store, Dublin.

Fifi Smith Filmography

2016

'I missed the Kiss'

An experimental short not yet screened

2015

Breaking Bread Experimental short screening at the Twisted Pepper Dublin July

Wine and Clay Experimental short screening at the Lighthouse Cinema Dublin July 19

Dead Technology- Dream 2

Experimental moving image machine, Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth University NUI.

Exoskeleton Screened at the MExIndex Symposium, Maynooth University NUI. March

2014

Exoskeleton Screened at the Laban Center, Deptford London Dec

The Drips of Aherlow - Short-listed for Aesthetica Film Festival, York.

2013

The Home Guard Of Sector 1 - Shortlisted for Aesthetica Film Festival, York

The War Cabinet - A moving image cabinet at The Big House Festival, Castletown House Co. Kildare.

Lightboxes Intimate Revolution: Irish Wave III at Siemens Arts Space Beijing, China.

‘Now and Then' A moving image installation - popup gallery at 47 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

2007

‘In(ter)dependence’ - A solo moving image installation exhibition at Riverbank Art Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Symposia & Residencies etc.:

2017 Residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre

2016 Kildare County Arts Bursary Residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre

2015 Grid Residency Duncannon Co. Waterford October

2015 Co-operative Filmmaking - KinoD (International Kinomovement) Dublin July

2012 International Residency in Bucharest ‘Engage 2012’

2006 International Visual Artists Symposium, White Castle, Athy.

2005 Residency at O’Connell Court Sheltered Housing, part of the Cork City of Culture 2005 Celebrations.

2003 Shortlisted for M7 Kildare Bypass % for Art Scheme. 3-month residency with Dublin gay community at Outhouse.

1995 Sculptures & props for ‘Braveheart’ (Directed by Mel Gibson)

1992 Brick Symposium at Kingscourt brick Factory, Co. Cavan.

Fifi is the founder of the MExIndex film database, a founder member of the Plastik Festival Dublin, a member of Critical Forum Dublin, the Grid Collective, and Visual Artists Ireland.

She was secretary for the ‘Sculpture in Context’ Open Exhibitions 1995-1999. She has been on selection panels for County Kildare and Meath, Offaly Louth and Dublin per cent for arts Projects. She was also a founder member of AKA, Association of Kildare Artists.

Publications & Interviews

Featured 'The Works' RTE 1 TV Fri 28 Nov 2014 (Vanishing Art)

Article The VAN, magazine of VAI Sept/Oct 2007.

Profile ‘Temporary State’ Published by Kildare Co.Co. 2007

TV interview Journal de Culture, ARTE TV, Jan 29th 2005

Profile ‘Solo Visions’ Published by Designpod 2000

Profile ‘Aerial Perspectives’ Published by Cavan Arts Office

Review 4D (Sculpture Association of Ireland now AAI). 1996

Review Circa, Winter 1995

Radio interview Annalivia Radio Arts Programme 20th Sept 1998

Education

1973-77 Diploma in Management DIT Cathal Bruagh St. (Now DIT)

1980-84 Architecture, DTI Bolten St. (Certified Architect)

1996-97 Sculpture & Ceramics Brunell University Middlesex, England.

1998 Ceramics, The Battle Pottery, Reading, Berkshire, England.

1989-95 Bronze casting, N.C.A.D. Dublin.

Contact: Mob: 087-9089538 or fifismith@gmail.com

Website: www. fifismith.net