ine Phillips
Áine Phillips makes live performance art and video in Ireland and internationally. She is involved in artist led projects and curates live art events in Ireland. Her work aims to link autobiographic themes, actions and images with wider social and political realities. (Scroll down for Biography)

Image: Red Weight
Fanaberie Fashionfever Ferformance Festival 23rd September 2013
Bunkier Sztuki Gallery Krakow Poland

Now on My text on "What is performance art?" and "Timeline of performance art"

DVD Live Autobiography is available for sale on Unbound online shop for Live Art books & DVDs at the Live Art Development Agency's website:

Documentation of Performances 2006 - 2008 on Youtube:
and new performance Spectral (lake of eggs) on Vimeo:
The Lost Runway as part of "...Louder than Bombs" Art, Action & Activism
Stanley Picker Gallery London

Born in Dublin in 1965, Áine Phillips exhibits multi-media performance works in Ireland and internationally since the late 80's. She creates work for diverse contexts; public art commissions, the street, club events and gallery exhibitions including TROUBLE Festival Les Halles Brussels, City of Women Festival Ljubljana, NON Festival Bergen, Kyoto Art Centre, The Stanley Picker Gallery & Performance SPACE London, Judith Wright Centre for Art Brisbane Australia, Tanzquartier Vienna, Moving Image Gallery and The Kitchen New York, National Review of Live Art Glasgow, Mozovia Art Centre Warsaw Poland. In Ireland at The Lab, Irish Film Centre, The Project, Arthouse, Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, EV+A Limerick, Galway Arts Centre, Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin and Killkenny Arts Festival.

Her work is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Clare Arts Office and Culture Ireland. Head of Sculpture at the Burren College of Art Ireland, she holds a doctorate in performance art from NCAD Dublin.

For new writing on Áine Phillips performances at The Live Art Development Agency Study Room, London: Silences

Aidan Dunne in The Irish Times 2012
“Remarkable for the intensity of feeling she brings to her practice, Phillips has in particular explored the iconography of femininity as it relates the realities of experience within inherited structures that determine political, religious and gender identities.”

Helena Walsh LADA Study Guide 2010
"Phillips' practice is grounded in subverting the ceremonies of Catholic Irish culture. Through her performances she speaks of desire and overcoming entrapment."
Lois Keidan Director of the Live Art Development agency in London:
"Áine is making some of the most mature, intelligent and accomplished work imaginable dealing with complex and important issues such as motherhood, gender, belief and responsibility. Few other artists have her depth or her rigour or are able to address such complex ideas in simple and highly accessible ways."

Michelle Browne, Circa Spring 2009 Reviews, The Art of Love:
"Phillips’s performance of this text brought us through the intricacies of passion and seduction with the precision of a military operation.. The action was simple and beautiful and the purity of this gesture compared with the formality of the text."

Mary Paterson, A-N Magazine April 2010, Reviews:
"Áine Phillips' catwalk show The Lost Runway was a multi-layered public performance woven from an array of private experiences... Phillips used art to prompt transformation. A catwalk transformed into a runway for feminist identity integrated with ideals of beauty and desire. Here, the pervasive objecthood of women (lost, models or other) was entwined with the empowered embodiment of the students taking part."