Open Library: Co-commission launch with Fiona Larkin

At Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough

2 – 4pm, 27 August 2021

Introducing co-commissioned artist Fiona Larkin, who will be working with MIMA and the Women Artists of the North East Library to respond to the Middlesbrough collection and the Library over the next 6 months. 

Join us for this Open Library with Fiona who will share elements of her practice and how she is approaching the commission.

For 2021, Women Artists of the North East Library have partnered with MIMA to co-commission Fiona. Between July – December Fiona will be exploring the contents of the archive and learning about the artists and stories contained within each collection. She will present her new work in January 2022.

Fiona Larkin is an Irish artist living and working in Whitley Bay. She works mainly in photography and moving image, which stems from a practice of performance to camera work. She is concerned with ideas of perspective shift, of long looking and the possibility for alongsideness as a productive and creative structure.

Fiona received an MFA from the University of Ulster in 2002. She has participated in International residencies in Tokyo and New York and has been the recipient of several Arts Council NI awards. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally with work shown in Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Spain and Japan. From 2007-2010 she taught Fine Art in University of Ulster, Belfast and currently teaches at Northumbria. Fiona holds a PhD from Northumbria University. Thesis titled ‘Empathic Attention; Feeling Into and Intimacy in Contemporary Art Practice’ (2018).

Research image by Fiona Larkin (2021)