Curator’s Tour: Wild Relatives and The Artist’s Eye: Haig Aivazian
With DHG Director Georgina Jackson
Thursday 21 February 2019, 6.00pm–6.30pm
To mark the final week of both Jumana Manna’s Wild Relatives in Gallery 1 and The Artist’s Eye: Haig Aivazian in Gallery 2, DHG Director Georgina Jackson will lead a tour of both exhibitions.
Georgina Jackson is the Director of the Douglas Hyde Gallery. She is responsible for the vision of the organisation and works closely with the team and board to realise this vision. Georgina’s first encounter with the Gallery was working on the front desk while studying History of Art at Trinity College, an experience that was foundational in her relationship with contemporary art. She went on to be a Curator in Exhibitions at the Hugh Lane, a project curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the inaugural curator-in-residence at The Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh. She completed her PhD, titled ‘The Exhibition and the Political’, through the Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media in 2012 and has taught at the National College of Art & Design, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Institute of Technology and the University of Toronto. Prior to the DHG, she was the Director of Exhibitions & Programmes at Mercer Union in Toronto from 2013 until 2017.
Image: Jumana Manna, Wild Relatives (2018), film still. Courtesy of the artist. Photography: Marte Vold.