CONTACT INFORMATION

Room BA-04-03

Belfast School of Art

Ulster University

25- 51 York St

Belfast, BT15 1ED

Northern Ireland, UK

 

smyth-k20@ulster.ac.uk

 @katrinasheena

 

QUALIFICATIONS | TRAINING                               

2017-2020     PhD Candidate in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - Ulster University

2015                 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, Shri Kali Ashram, India

2014                 Masters in Fine Art, Ulster University

2009                 B.A. (Hons), Fine Art: Sculpture, Ulster University

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018

“I Stepped Out And She Stepped In Again”, Atypical Gallery, Belfast.  Other artists: Elaine McGinn, Elvira Santamaria Torres, Jayne Cherry, Siobhán Mullan. Curated by Hugh O’Donnell

“The Landis Museum”, Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry~Londonderry. Artists include: Bianca Baldi, Irina Gheorghe, Helena Hamilton, Dorothy Hunter, Alex Impey, Kapwani Kiwanga, Nina Liebenberg, Phillip McCrilly, Sarah Pierce, Alexandra Sukhareva. 

 

2016

“Mayhem” LIVESTOCK Performance Art Platform, Dublin, Ireland - group show.  Curated by Deirdre Morrissey

 

2015

“Nothing is ever as it seems” R-Space Gallery.  Artists include: Heather Burgress, Dave Loder, Siobhan McQuade & Louise Rice.  Curated by Robert Martin

“INTER-BEING: Empathy (in performance)” workshop presentations, Bbeyond, facilitated by Tew Bunnag

 

2014

“24” Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, N.Ireland.  Curated by Sarah McAvera

 “EXPECTED” Platform Arts, Belfast, N.Ireland – collaboration with Stuart Calvin

“Little Kingdoms” group show. Catalyst Arts, Belfast, N. Ireland

“Personal Rituals for/of Postmodern Times” workshop presentations, facilitated by Alastair MacLennan & Elvira Santamaría Torres

“MFA End of Year Show” University of Ulster, Belfast, N. Ireland

 “Belfast International Festival of Performance Arts” University of Ulster, Belfast, N. Ireland.  Artists include: Tonya McMullan, Chumpon Apisuk, Maurice O’Connell, Brian Patterson, Anne Quail, Dan Shipsides, Roi Vaara, Ciara McKeon, Sinead O’Donnell, Michelle Browne, and Aine Phillips.  Curated by Brian Connelly

“BEL-MAD” Bbeyond Workshop Presentation, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, N. Ireland

“Momentum” group show. Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland

 

2013

“Merge”, Open Studios, University of Ulster,  Belfast

“Others” Household Contemporary Arts Festival, Belfast, N. Ireland.  Artists include: Jane Butler, Ian Griffin & Dorothy Hunter

“Fabric” Platform Arts, Belfast.  Artists include: Stephen Bleakney, Janine Davidson, Jiann Hughes, Grace Kim, and Julie McGowan

“Performance salon”, ]Perfromance s p a c e[, London, England – with work by James Lackey

“81E01” group show. Platform Arts, Belfast, N.Ireland

“Breathe”, Open Studios, University of Ulster

AWARDS

Department for the Economy (DfE) Ph.D Scholarship; Ulster University, 2017-2020

General Arts Award, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2016

Career Enhancement Programme – Golden Thread Gallery, funded: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, 2015

Travel Award, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2010

General Arts Award, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2010

 

RESIDENCIES

One-day residency at Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry~Londonderry, NI, 2018

Resident at Shri Kali Ashram, Goa, India, 2015

Artist in Residence at Digital Arts Studios (June - September), Belfast, 2013

Artist in Residence, turn-berlin Gallery, Germany, 2010

CONFERENCES/TEACHING

Tutor/demonstrator with BA Fine Art, Ulster University, 2019-2020

Slow_listening, _moving, _being with academia, 10th Annual New Materialisms Conference on Reconfiguring Higher Education, Western Cape University, South Africa, 2019

Escaping now, Politics for Resistance, 15th International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Champaign-Illinois, USA, 2019       

Capturing Schrödinger’s Cat: presenting work of Bbeyond, Posthuman Politics International Relations PGR Conference, Queens University Belfast, NI, 2019

 

MEMBER/POSITIONS

Co-organiser/member, Art Research Matters (reading/research group, Platform Arts, Belfast, 2018-

Co-founder and Co-editor, “INTERSECTIONS: Ulster University Postgraduate Journal”, 2018

PhD Rep. Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, NI, 2018-19

Committee member and studio space member, Creative Exchange Artist Studios, NI, 2014-2017

Student Rep., M.F.A., Fine Art, Ulster University, NI 2012-14

Co-director, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast, NI 2011-13

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