Friday 8 February, 1pm
Born in 1994, Maïa Nunez is an emerging performance artist of Irish-Trinidadian descent currently based in Dublin. Last year she graduated with a BFA in Textile Art and Artefact from NCAD, coming first in her year. Upon graduating she was awarded the Thomas Dammann Memorial Trust award and a Fellowship of Creative Dissent at Yerba Buena Centre of the Arts. These awards afforded her the opportunity to travel to San Francisco and participate in Tania Brugueras’ first Escuela De Arte Útíl, whilst also assisting the Associación de Arte Útíl in developing their archive.
She is currently developing a body of interdisciplinary performance work that explores ambiguity as the site of transformative potential, ritual as healing for the afro-diaspora, and song as liberation practice. She is a founding member of new sister projects Éalú and Origins Eile, a podcast discussing identities of colour in an Irish context, and a grassroots organisation for people of colour living in Dublin.
Basic Talks is a series of informal talks with leading contemporary practitioners taking place on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is an open platform for talks, panels, lectures and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, educators, writers and critics who will generate discourse on producing and exhibiting art.
Free, no booking required.