PS² Freelands Artist Programme Curator 2021-2023
Ciara Hickey is a curator based in Belfast. She is a co-Director of Household where she is currently working on two new projects, UPHOLD and Artists in Neighbourhoods. Ciara worked at Hillsborough Castle as a producer where she commissioned new artwork for the Clore Learning Centre and initiated a series of co-created community programmes and public events. She was previously curator at Belfast Exposed Photography where she commissioned new work and delivered exhibitions with local and international artists. She initiated the Belfast Exposed Futures programme, designed to support early career artists develop and exhibit new work and brought this work to an international platform at Peckham 24 (London), Unseen (Amsterdam), CCI (Paris) and Landskrona Foto (Sweden). From 2008-2010 Ciara co-organised the art Space Delawab in her home, and has continued to pursue an interest in the domestic space as a site for contemporary art which was most recently explored in the group exhibition ‘House Taken Over’ (2019) curated with Nora Hickey M’Sichili.