Interface Receives an International Residency Scheme Award from the Arts Council

Interface was delighted to receive an International Residency Award this year from the Arts Council of Ireland. This award will fund a series of residencies in Ireland, Sweden and Turkey.
The artists selected are Anna Macleod, Kathryn Maguire, Eliška Kováčiková, Kate Fahey and Zahra Zavareh. Each artist will undertake 5 weeks of residencies between Interface, Leitrim Sculpture Centre Manorhamilton, Detroit Stockholm and PASAJ Istanbul.

About the artists:

Kathryn Maguire is making diverse cultural references linking the past with the contemporary; exploring geology, history of materials including building materials and the circular economy. Current themes in her practice are lithics, minerals and mining and knowing place from the ground up.

Eliška Kováčiková is a Slovakian visual artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a BA in Printmaking from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, additionally she took part in several study programmes in Finland, Lithuania, Russia and at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden. Her work has been featured in solo- and group exhibitions in Sweden and abroad. Her artistic practice encompasses printmaking, drawing, sculpture and large-scale site-specific installations with a focus on experimental approaches, spatial examinations and cross-media practises.

Anna Macleod is an independent visual artist, researcher and educator based in Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, She studied B.A. Fine Art Sculpture and Painting at NCAD and more recently graduated with an MA in Fine Art Practices (MAVIS) 2009.
Her work mediates complex ideas associated with contemporary, historical and cultural understandings of land and water through a variety of visual art media. She has exhibited extensively in Ireland and Internationally since the 1990’s. Recent awards include residencies at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris in 2021 & 2022 and a 2023 Reach Scotland Residency Award to Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
Anna is a former Lecturer and Programme Chair of the Fine Art programme at TU Dublin .

Kate Fahey is an artist based between Kilkenny and London working with print, sculpture, moving image and installation. Recent solo exhibitions include Mouthnotes at Pallas Projects Dublin in 2022 and blubbing, at Commonage London in 2021. Recent group exhibitions include Bodies of Water at CCA Andratx Mallorca, Small Sculptures at Sharp Projects Copenhagen (2023), Living Balance at The Library Project Dublin, em-bracing at The Lab Gallery Dublin (2022), Woman in the Machine, Visual Carlow and Gut Feeling, Arti et Amiticiae, Amsterdam (2021). In 2021/22 she was the recipient of the New Contemporaries and SPACE Studios Bursary. She has completed residencies including ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin (2019); Guest Projects, London (2018); Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2018); British School at Rome (2017) and Callan Workhouse Union, Kilkenny (2016). In 2015 she received an MA in Fine Art Print at the Royal College of Art, London and in 2020 she completed a practice-based PhD at the University of the Arts London supported by an AHRC Techne Studentship.

Zahra Zavareh From Tehran (IRAN), currently based in Stockholm.
Visual artist working with mixed media. Zahra is aiming for her work to interact with its audience and her way of expressing herself is always in flux.
She has participated in many group exhibitions. Since 2001 her work as been seen in venues such as The 5th Tehran sculpture of Tehran(2007), Three Generations of Iranian Sculptors(2010), Art habens art review (2015). Video installments have been shown in Limited Access Four and five(festival for video) (2013-2014) and Stockholm Fringe Festival (2017), Manifesto: A moderate Proposal (2018)