Margaret Fitzgibbon is a contemporary Irish artist based in Dublin. She works across media including, creating sculptures, super 8mm film, photography and text based works. She studied at The National College of Art and Design, received a MFA in Sculptural Installation. She obtained a Practice-based PhD in the Sculpture Department at The National College of Art and Design in Dublin 2014. She was also a Core Researcher at GradCam, Dublin. She explores cultural and historical events and memory, specifically focusing on artefacts and sites, most recently looking at a family archive to explore , Irish emigration in the 1950s, through art practice. She seeks new methods and narratives that collapse and challenge fixed notions of past and present, subject and object relationships by examining the social role of memory and the archive.
Short list of exhibitons, residencies and awards
Her work has been seen at M.A.J.T Maison aux Jeunes Travailleurs, Lille, France 2001, The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery 2002, University of Limerick 2003, Colab, Contemporary Gallery for Art and Architecture, Bangalore India 2005, Triskel Art Centre 2005, Templebar Galleries and studios 2007, 2010, The Warehouse, Dublin Docklands 2011. Residencies, awards, public commissions include The Dept of Foreign Affairs Cultural Committee,, European Capital of Culture Cork 2005, The Arts council of Ireland, The Municipal Authority Lille, France, Cork City Council, Cork Co. Council, Mayo Co. Council, The Derry Womens’ Centre Northern Ireland, Centre d’Art Catalan, Spain, The Waves of Three Seas Centre, Rhodes Greece, Can Serrat, Res Artis, Centro de Actividades Artisticas, Spain, World Social Forum, Nairobi, Africa, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co.Monaghan, Ireland, Cill Rallaig Project Ballinaskelligs, Kerry Ireland. She recently presented her research at international conferences in The National Gallery of Ireland Dublin 2008, Linkoplin Sweden 2010, University College Cork Ireland 2010, 2011, Bologna, Italy 2011.