Pádraic E. Moore appointed as Artistic Director

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Ormston House is excited to announce the appointment of Pádraic E. Moore as the new Artistic Director. Pádraic will step into the role in January 2024, taking over from Mary Conlon, who founded Ormston House in 2011.

Pádraic E. Moore is a writer, curator, and art historian. He holds a BA in History of Art and English Literature from University College Dublin (2004), an MA in Visual Art Practices from IADT, Dublin (2007), and completed CuratorLab, the postgraduate programme at Konstfack University, Stockholm (2010). Moore is a former resident of the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht and recently curated Communal Enthusiasm, a major exhibition marking 75 years of the post-academic institute.

In 2022, Moore became the inaugural mentor of Catalyst Commissions at De Appel, Amsterdam. From 2019 to 2021, he was guest curator at Garage Rotterdam and led several new commissions in this role. He has organised curatorial projects in institutions including Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin; W139, Amsterdam; 1646, Den Haag; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; and Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin.

Welcoming the appointment, our Chairperson and Head of Programming at IMMA Mary Cremin said:

“The Board of Ormston House is delighted to welcome Pádraic E. Moore as the new Artistic Director. Moore has a dynamic curatorial practice, he has worked across multiple institutions both national and international, and he has outlined a very exciting vision for Ormston House. The Board and the team at Ormston House look forward to welcoming him and supporting him in delivering his vision.

“The Board would like to thank and acknowledge the previous Director Mary Conlon for her extraordinary work and who was responsible for the founding of Ormston House.”

Responding to his appointment, Pádraic said:

“It is a privilege to be appointed as Artistic Director of Ormston House. Since its foundation in 2011 this organisation has distinguished itself as a vital resource and platform for cultural workers of all disciplines. I am excited about familiarising myself with Limerick and its surroundings, and I look forward to collaborating with the team at Ormston House. Together we will develop an ambitious programme that resonates with local, national, and international audiences alike.”

Image credit: Romy Finke, 2023.

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