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1977 – 81

Dun Laoghaire College of Art. Dublin, Ireland


National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland.
Diploma in Fine Art, Sculpture. Hons National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland.


B.A Degree in Fine Art, Painting. Hons National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland.


MA in Visual Arts Practices (MAVIS) IADT. First class honours.

Residencies / Art Events / Exhibitions (edited from 2008)


Water Rights Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. February, March, April 2017. 
Jordan Valley Solidarity, Visual art symposium, Jordan Valley, Palestine. 10 – 24th January 2017.
Sam Rit Residency, Sam Rit village, Thailand. Two month field research residency (Dec, 17-Jan, 18) into water use in Paddy field rice production.
Lough Key Forest Park. Commissioned by Independent Curator, Linda Shevlin for Roscommon Art Centre and Roscommon Arts Office. Site specific project on Lough Key water cultures. Summer 20176. 


‘Thousand Points of Light’ Joshua Tree, California, USA. Residency award, Firestation Artists’ Studios, Dublin and Thousand Points of Light, Joshua Tree, California. March 2016.
‘What if we got it wrong?’ A group exhibition on climate change. A Centre Culturel Irelandais Touring Exhibition. F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge, Co Down, Northern Ireland. 12th February – 16th April 2016.
Digital Media Award Firestation Artists’ Studios. Dublin. May – June 2016.
Joya: arte + ecología. Spain residency to develop ‘Dew Catcher’ site-specific work. April 2016. 
‘Till It's Gone Group exhibition, Istanbul Modern, Turkey. 13 January – 5 June 2016. Curated by Çelenk Bafra, Paolo Colombo


Food Water Life. Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Themed residency with lead artists Jorge and Lucy Orta. 17th January – 28th February 2015. Awarded the 'Jim Dinning and Evelyn Main Endowed Scholarship' for Visual Arts to attend the residency. 
¡TOMA! award, Joya: arte + ecología. Spain. Award residency and symposium. March / April 2015. 
Water Conversations - A survey of works 2007 - 2015. Solo exhibition, The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Ireland. 3rd July – 12 September 2015. 
Leitrim Sculpture Centre. Artist residency & exhibition. Co Leitrim, Ireland. August/September 2015.  
‘Staid na Talún - A State of Land’, Leitrim Sculpture Centre Gallery, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim ( 21st August - 6 September 2015).  
Et si on s’était trompé?Group show, Centre Culturel Irelandais, Paris, France. (25th September – 4th November 2015). 
Broken Hill Artist Exchange, Australia Artist residency October 2015. 
“For Them” Group exhibition, summer show, Voice Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco. 23rd May – 30th September 2015. 
The Embassy of Water, Paddington Reservoir, Sydney, Australia. 6 November 2015. Film screening event. 
Art Speaks Out event on IkonoTV Berlin as part of ArtCOP21, on 5th December 2015: 24 hours of artist films around the subject of climate change. 
Dam Empty? Damn Right!, Public performance, poster and zine project in collaboration with Wendy Murray (NZ), Sydney, NSW, Australia.


Artist residency Bundanon Trust, New South Wales, Australia. October 2014
Towards a Dialogue of the Possible, Mermaid Art Centre, Bray, Co Wicklow. May - June 2014. Anna Macleod, Christine Mackey, Maeve O’Connor & Dave Madigan, Seoidin O’Sullivan, Orla McHardy. Curated by Eilis Lavelle.


Upending Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland. October – December 2013. Exhibition and symposia. Anna Macleod, Kennedy Browne, Anthony Haughey, Susan Tompson, Augustine O’Donoghue. Curated by Helen Carey.


Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2012. Anatomy of Integration Curated by Aigars Bikše, Ivars Drulle, Inese Baranovska. 7th October – 25th November 2012.
2nd Land Art Biennial Mongolia 360° Ulaanbattar, Mongolia. Curated by Fumio Nanjo, Tokyo, Anja Brietzke, Berlin, Rasha Ragab, Ciaro. 
TRADE artists in conversation. Co ordination and collaboration with residency artist Victoria Vesna. Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland.
CATA Come and Talk About. Art Links Limerick for EVA international 2012. Speakers at event 26th May 2012, Brain Goggin, Anna Macleod, Muireann De Barra, Miriam Lohan, Sinead MacDonnald and Pat Lysaght.


Surface Tension. The Future of Water. Group exhibition. Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin. Anna Macleod & Carol Hummel collaborative work. Paani Bachao.  
Hardrock Revision. Transdisciplinary collaboration to envisage new solutions for the inactive Ute Ulay Silver Mine, Lake City, Colorado, USA. Residency and artposium run by Colorado Art Ranch arts organization. 
Troubling Ireland. Poster campaign, Dublin and Leitrim: September 201. Public hearing: Liberty Hall, Dublin Friday 16th September 2011. Participants: Anna Macleod, Helen Carey, Kennedy Browne, Anthony Haughey, Susan Tompson, Augustine O’Donoghue. Curated by Kuratorisk Aktion, Denmark with Firestation artists studios, Dublin. 
‘iSystems/systeMY’ International group exhibition, Galeria FF, Łódź, Poland. Curated by Mariusz Soltysik for Lodzki Dom Kultury. Participating artists Travis Shaffer (USA) Benjamin Thorp (USA) Telena Sanders (USA) Dimrty Strakovsky (USA) Ela Walters ( Pl) Zuzanna Roguska (Pl) Anna Macleod (Irl). 20th May – 2nd July 2011.
BUDDHA Enlightened- 2 be, Art event and exhibition, 44 International artists. Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India. January-February 2011. Curated by Sanjeev Sinha, Delhi. 


Think Tank. Firestation Artists Studios. Dublin. Discussion programme between artists and curators with curators Tone Olaf Nielsen and Frederikke Hansen of Kuratorisk Aktion. Denmark. September 2010 – May 2011.
Lost and Found. Solstice Art Centre, Navan, Co Meath. Group show curated by Brian Fay. September – October 2010.
Alter Native 2010. Various sites, Boyle, Co Roscommon. Group show of Alter Native collaborative arts group. Part of Boyle Arts Week.
Art Karavan International, a collaborative art event organized by artist group Peripherals, New Delhi, India. 100 artist participants, 9 venues across Northern India. 


Curio Kiosk Project. The Kumasi Symposium, Tapping Local Resources for Sustainable Education through Art. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa. July – August 2009.
Curated by Prof. Barthosa Nkurumeh.
Alter Native 09, Cuirt na Ri, Boyle, Co Roscommon. Ireland. Group show.
Public Gesture: An Exploration of Practice-Led ResearchMAVIS, IADT & Dutch Art Institute, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts.
The Lab. Dublin. Ireland. June 9th – 19th 2009. 


CAMOUFLASH / MEDIATIONS Biennale, Posnan, Poland. October 2008.
Camouflash Dresden, Germany. September – October 2008.


1997 / 1999

Firestation Artists Studios, 2 year residency. Buckingham Street, Dublin. 
Clo Ceardlann na gCnoc, Na Doiri Beaga, Co Donegal, Ireland. Short residency in connection with Leabhar Mor nan Gaidhlig project


Global Arts Village, New Delhi, India. Fellowship for three months November 2005 – February 2006.
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamakerrig Co Monaghan. Leitrim County Council residency award for 2005.


Alfredo Jaar. Residency / workshop on site specific work with Alfredo Jaar, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim. Funded by TRADE.


Bundanon Trust, Australia. 


Thousand Points of Light, Joshua Tree, California, USA. Firestation Artists’ Studios inaugural artist’s residency programme in collaboration with Thousand Points of Light residency founded by artist and curator Chiara Giovando.
Digital Media Award Firestation Artists’ Studios, Dublin. May / June 2016.


Water Rights Residency, SFAI, New Mexico. Feb – April 2017
Sam Rit Residency, Thailand. Dec 2017 - Jan 2018.

Awards & Bursaries (2004 – present)


Projects Award, The Arts Council of Ireland. Bursary for Site-ations International 2005/6. € 20,000
Special Projects Award, Arts Office, Sligo County Council. Bursary for Site-ations International 2005/6. € 20.000.


Conference Partnership Funding, for Site-ations Conference at the Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo. Anna Macleod & Siun Hanrahan, Award body, Faculty of Applied Arts & Directorate of Research and Enterprise, Dublin Institute of Technology. Dublin. €10,000.


Residency Award, Leitrim County Council annual residency award to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. www.tyroneguthrie.ie.


AFTER research funding. Project development grant awarded to Alfredo Jaar residency AFTER group. Joint funding from Leitrim and Roscommon Arts Offices, € 25,000.


AFTER Once off project award for five public art interventions in counties Leitrim and Roscommon. €50,000.


TRADE International travel bursary. Leitrim County Council. €2,500. Ghana


Travel and Training Award. Travel bursary, Arts Council of Ireland. India


Travel and Training Award. Travel bursary, Arts Council of Ireland. Mongolia


Artist Individual Bursary. Leitrim County Council, Ireland.
Jim Dinning and Evelyn Main Endowed Scholarship for Visual Arts, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada.
Travel and Training Award. Travel bursary, Arts Council of Ireland. Australia.
Art Karavan International, a collaborative art event organized by artist group Peripherals, New Delhi, India. 100 artist participants, 9 venues across Northern India. 


Thousand Points of Light.  Residency award, Firestation Artists’ Studios, Dublin and Thousand Points of Light, Joshua Tree, California. March 2016
Digital Media Award, Firestation Artists’ Studios, Dublin. May / June 2016.
Individual Artist Bursary award. Leitrim County Council, Ireland.Travel and Training Award. Travel bursary, Arts Council of Ireland. Joshua Tree, USA.


Travel and Training Award, Residency support, arts Council of Ireland, Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, USA.

Group Exhibitions

1985 / 2008

Group exhibitions in Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Germany, Netherlands, Scotland,
Lithuania, Czech Republic, Poland, Australia, North America, Italy, Egypt, India.



Former full time lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology, Department of Fine Art, Dublin.
1985 – 2014.
Programme Chair of the Hons B.A. Fine Art programme: 2003 – 2005 / 2012 - 2014

- Committee member of BROADCAST Gallery, DIT Fine Art, Portland Row, Dublin.
2006- 2014. 

Guest lecturer, KIT, Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. 2004
Guest Lecturer, Sculpture department, University of Ulster. Belfast. 2009
Guest lecturer, Fine Art programme, MA in Visual Art Practices. IADT. 2010
Guest Lecturer, MA Space, Limerick School of Art. 2011
External examiner Sculpture and Combined Media, Limerick School of Art. 2015 -