Nora O’ Murchú is a curator & researcher, whose research examines the intersections between the fields of art, design, software studies, and politics. Her multidisciplinary practice embraces narratives, and fictions and results in objects, exhibitions, and interventions. Her research aims to help people understand how complex socio-technical systems are imagined, built & used. She has curated exhibitions and events for institutions including Akademie Schloss Solitude, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Rua Red, and The Science Gallery. Notable exhibitions include Coded After Lovelace at Whitebox Gallery in New
York and Land/Sea/Signal at Rua Red in Dublin. She has held positions as a research associate for the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick, the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, and CRUMB at the University of Sunderland. Her research on the impact of technology on curating has been published at Goldsmiths Press, Taylor & Francis and Springer. She currently serves as a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick in Ireland.
Weird Capitialism - Alan Butler, Alan Warburton. Transfer Gallery, New York. Funded by Culture Ireland. [link]
Glitch Festival 2018 - Gaspard Bébié-Valérian, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Feminist Internet, GASH Collective, Lovelace Space, Steve Maher, Open Knowledge Ireland, Simon Price, Nicolas Sassoon, Caroline Sinders, and Isabella Streffen. [link]
.OBJ - Faig Ahmed, Paul Bokslag, Common Works, FIELD, Ying Gao, Sebastian Kite, Ingrid Murphy, Onformative, David O’Reilly, Daniel Rozin, threadstories, Owen Quinlan, Marius Watz, Zeitguised. National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland. [link]
Land / Sea / Signal - John Gerrard, Alan Butler, Gregory Chatonsky, Nicolas Sassoon, Santa France. Rua Red, Dublin, Ireland, Luznavas Manor, Latvia, & Espace Multimedia Ganter, France. Funded by Creative Europe. [link]
Symposium – Taking Care: Technology & Intimacy - Faith Holland, Tina Sauerlander, Angelina Dreem, Pastiche Lumumba, Tayeoon Choi, Seth Barry Watter, Morehshin Allahyari, Sheiva Rezvani. Transfer Gallery, New York. [link]
SummerLab - Gangpol & Mit, Martin Backes, Lawrence Lek, Florence To, Mária Júdová & Andrej Boleslavský, Leigh Alexander, Karin Ohlenschläger, Prodromos Tsiavos, Daniel Romero, Rafael Machado, Lucía García Rodríguez, Taïca Replansky. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain. [link]
An AI Summer - Alan Butler, Elaine Hoey, Nora Al-Badri, Jan Nikolai Nelles, Sascha Pohflepp, Chris Woebken and Lauren McCarthy. Akademie Schloss & ZKM, Germany. [link]
#WishingYouWell - Breda Lynch, Maeve O Neill, Isabella Streffen, Laura Yuile. ebay, online. [link]
Signals - Rick Silva & Nicolas Sassoon. Pro3or Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia.
EOAN - Florence To. Pro3or Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia.
The New Black - Alexander Porter, Eva Papamargariti, Field.io, Isabella Streffen, Kim Asendorf, Rick Silva, Sabrina Ratté, Sebastian Schmieg. Hub Gallery, Serbia, Belgrade. [link]
Coded After Lovelace - The Bureau of Inverse Technology, Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Olia Lialina, Lorna Mills, Rosa Menkman, Lillian F Schwartz, Erica Scourti, Cornelia Sollfrank, Arleen Schloss, Jillian Mayer. Whitebox Gallery, New York , USA and NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Dundee, Scotland. [link]
Run Computer, Run - Casey Reas, Marius Watz, FIELD and David Szauder, Emilio Vavarella, Debbie Guinnane & J.M. Bowers, A. Bill Miller, Chiara Passa, Francoise Gamma, Prosthetic Knowledge, Emilio Gomariz, Yoshi Sodeka, Benjamin Gaulon, Rollin Leonard, Daniel Rourke & Alex Myers, Addie Wagenknecht & Pablo Garcia, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Alain Vonck, Jonas Lund, Emilie Gervais, Raquel Meyers, Benjamin Berg, Eu Tech Nik, Andrew Healy, Sascha Pohflepp & Linda Kostowski, Geraldine Juárez, Lorna Mills, Evan Roth, Constant Dullaart, Martial Geoffre-Rouland, Pablo Cirio. Rua Red, Dublin, Ireland.
The Algorithmic Conditions of Care - paper at REALITY TURN: Understanding New Experiences, Art and Ecologies in Virtual Era in Rēzekne, Latvia
Imagining Futures: The Role of Fiction in Curating - paper at ISEA 2019 in South Korea
Curating and Hacking: Reflections from the Field - book chapter in Art Hack Practice published by Taylor & Francis
The New Black - book chapter in Economic Science Fictions published by Goldsmiths Press
Common Grounds - exhibition essay on the work of Nicolas Sassoon published by Academie Schloss
Beyond Black Boxes: tackling artificial intelligence as a design material - paper at DRS 2018 in Limerick
At the Edge of the Uncanny: Bots, Simulations, AI, and Algorithms - paper at CAA 2018 in Los Angeles
Science, Art, Economics & Assemblages of Care - commissioned essay on the work of Joanna Hopkins by the Wellcome Trust
#digitalfeels. - commissioned essay on the work of Faith Holland by Transfer Gallery
A designerly way of curating: Reflecting on interaction design methods for curatorial practice - book chapter in Curating the Digital published by Springer
Collaborative modes of curating software - article in IEEE Multimedia
Curation as Methodology for Interaction Designers - paper at CHI 2014 in Toronto
Curating with technology: engaging audiences beyond the White Cube - paper at CHI 2014 in Toronto
Designers as curators, users as designers: A reflective study of hacking and curation to extend Interaction Design practice - PhD thesis at the University of Limerick