Maeve Connolly studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She completed a Masters in Film Studies at Dublin City University (DCU), followed by a PhD focusing on experimental film cultures in Ireland, completed in 2004. Since then, she has been a Lecturer in Film and Animation Studies at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Dublin. In 2006-2007 she was (acting) Head of the Department of Film and Media at IADT, and oversaw the development of new programmes such as a Masters in Broadcast Production. Her recent responsibilities include lecturing on the Masters in Visual Arts Practice, which encompasses pathways in art practice, criticism and curating. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM), a collaborative initiative linking IADT with the Dublin Institute of Technology, the National College of Art and Design and the University of Ulster.
Her publications include a book entitled 'The Place of Artists' Cinema: Space, Site and Screen (Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2009) exploring the significance of site and place in artists’ film and video. She has also contributed articles and reviews to Afterimage, Artforum, Art Monthly, Boundary 2, Frieze, Mousse, Screen, Third Text and Variant, and co-edited a collection of texts and artists' projects on television, entitled The Glass Eye (Dublin: Project Press, 2000). In 2011-2012 she will be a research fellow at the IKKM, where she will work on a new book entitled TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television, which examines the changing relationship between art museums, broadcasting and concepts of public space in Europe and North America.
(Article) ‘Staging Television: James Coleman’s So Different...and Yet’, November 2013 - Februar 2014Mousse Magazine 27, February 2011: 160-165. [Published in English and Italian].
(Article) ‘re : public’, November 2013 - Februar 2014Art & The Public Sphere, volume 1, number 1, 2011: 92-97.
(Article) ‘Aesthetic Journalism in Practice: Manifesta 8 and the Chamber of Public Secrets’, November 2013 - Februar 2014Variant 39/40, Winter 2010: 38-39.
(Book) "The Place of Artists Cinema: Space, Site and Screen", November 2013 - Februar 2014Bristol: Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2009)
(Article) ‘Looking Backwards into the Future: Steadicam Cinematography, Narrative Space and Urban Regeneration’, November 2013 - Februar 2014The Irish Review 39.1, Winter 2008: 78-92.
(Book chapter) ‘A bit of a traveller in everybody: Traveller Identities in Irish and American Culture’ November 2013 - Februar 2014in Diane Negra (ed) The Irish In Us: Irishness, Performativity and Popular Culture, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006: 282 – 317.
(Article) ‘Of Other Worlds: Nature and the Supernatural in the Moving Image Installations of Jaki Irvine’, November 2013 - Februar 2014Screen 49, Issue 2, Summer 2008: 203-208.
(Article) ‘Emporium of the Senses: November 2013 - Februar 2014 Spectatorship and Aesthetics at the 26th São Paulo Bienal’, Third Text, Vol 19, Issue 4, July 2005: 399-409.
(Book chapter) ‘Theorising Irish Animation: Heritage, Enterprise and Critical Practice’ November 2013 - Februar 2014 in John Hill and Kevin Rockett (eds.), Film History and National Cinema, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005: 79-89.
(Article) ‘Sighting an Irish Avant-garde in the intersection of Local and International Film Cultures’, boundary 2: November 2013 - Februar 2014International Journal of Literature and Culture, vol.31 no. 1, spring 2004: 244-265.
(Book chapter) ‘From No Wave to National Cinema: The Cultural Landscape of Vivienne Dick’s Early Films (1978-1985)’ November 2013 - Februar 2014in Kevin Rockett and John Hill (eds.), National Cinema and Beyond, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004: 61-76.