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Deirdre Donoghue
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Deirdre Donoghue

Deirdre M. Donoghue (b. 1971, Finland) lives and works in a Rotterdam. Donoghue is a performance and visual artist, writer, curator, with a background in photography, theatre and directing. She received a BA in photography at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, and a MA in Fine Arts at the Piet Zwart Institute, the Netherlands, and The Plymouth University, United Kingdom. In her work she often sets up social scenarios and specifically framed human encounters where multiple relations can be set into motion and through which the production of new knowledge systems via a cross-disciplinary approach becomes mobilized. These encounters are recorded and subsequently presented through mediums such as video, performance, writing and installation. She is a co-founder of ADA, Area for Debate and Art, where she has been co-curating and developing its public program since 2008 and curated the project The Open Office for Words (2008-2010), a monthly, pod-casted series of cross-disciplinary research including lectures, talks and discussions taking place in a thematic, reference library setting, which came into being for a couple of hours each month. She is the initiator and co-editor of Resonant Bodies, Voices, Memories (2009), a publication on body, language and memory.