Iarlaith Ni Fheorais

Iarlaith Ni Fheorais

Independent Producer

Iarlaith Ni Fheorais (she/her) is an Irish Independent and London based curator.

As Curator-In-Residence at VISUAL Carlow, she is currently producing Speech Sounds, a learning, research and commission programme exploring how communication, language and bodily difference are represented through speculative devices with artists Joey Holder, Jonah King, Kumbirai Makumbe, Jennifer Mehigan, Maïa Nunes and Ebun Sodipo. In winter 2021 she will present commissions by Day Magee, Panteha Abareshi and D Mortimer for Pathology of Energy as part of Arts and Disability Ireland’s Curated Space programme. She also makes work as part of Liquid, exploring expressions of intimacy through exhibitions, live events, discussion and text, and co-host of the Montez Press Radio show Decolonise Our Genitals.

She is currently undertaking research into slowness as an access methodology in the production of exhibitions and commissions by disabled and chronically ill artists, testing the possibility of flexible deadlines and outputs, centring the health and capacities of artists, curator and audience throughout.


1. Body Without World, performing image, by Day Magee, commissioned by Arts and Disability Ireland for the Curated Space online exhibition Pathology of Energy curated by Iarliath Ni Fheorais (2021)

2. 1667: Not Alive, Just Living, performance, by Lou Lou Sainsbury, performed at The Future Is Not Near at Tate Modern. Photo credit: Denisha Anderson (2019)

3. Miraculous Thirst how to get get off in days, exhibition by Emma Wolf Haugh and Eimear Walsh, supported by Basic Space, at Galway Arts Centre. Photo credit: Tom Flanagan (2018)

She is formerly an Assistant Curator, Young People’s Programme at Tate, where she has co-produced programmes around Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Takis, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol and Olafor Eliasson with Tate Collective Producers. She is the former Co-Director of Basic Space from 2016 – 2018, where she presented work by Emma Haugh, Eimear Walshe, Kian Benson Bailes, Olivia Sparrow, Vukasin Nedeljkovic, Ali Kirby, Conor O’Sullivan, Joanna Reid, Barbara Knezevic, Christopher Mahon and Sibyl Montague across a multi-site residency, learning and exhibition programme. Throughout 2020 – 2021 she has collaborated with curator Sara Greavu on Special School, a crip queer learning programme for Outburst with Kat Hawkins, Riasa Kabir, Marlo Mortimer, Laura Lulika, and Hang Linton.

She is currently studying MA Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute and is a graduate of BA Visual Culture, at National College of Art and Design.