Jennie Guy



Jennie Guy is a curator, artist, writer and educator based in Dublin, Ireland. She holds a BA in English Literature and History from Trinity College, Dublin and an MA in Visual Arts Practices from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire. She is the founder and director of Art School, an experimental framework that explores strategies for placing artists within sites of education. She is the editor of Curriculum, an edited volume of thirteen essays focused on the Art School curatorial platform that was published by Intellect Books in September 2020. In conjunction with her independent practice, Guy is manager of programme and operations at Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin.

In 2018, Guy developed I Sing the Body Electric, an education programme presented by EVA International. In 2016 she co-launched Artists’ Exercises, an online platform for distributing artists’ educational strategies featuring contributions from artists all over the world.

Alongside her work with art and education, Guy curates and consults on public art commissions in Ireland. Recent commissions curated by Guy include Ruth Lyons’ Iontaise / Iontas (2020), Adam Gibney’s Your Seedling Language (2019) and David Beattie’s Reflectors (2019). Guy presented the exhibitions Field Recording (2018) and It’s Very New School (2017) as curator in residence at Rua Red Arts Centre. She has delivered presentations in Ireland and abroad and led a workshop with the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) at Tabakalera in Donostia / San Sebastián (2016). Guy consults on a range of projects and has served as a panelist for the Arts Council.

Her writing has appeared in publications such as Paper Visual Art, TransActions, Circa, and The Visual Artists’ News Sheet. Guy’s artworks manifest as films, performances, installations and texts, and include Before the Flood (2015), How to See Clearly from a Distance (2014), Reading Ensemble III (2012), Life is Beautiful (2012), Selected Crônicas (2011) and Melancholy Park (2010).