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Alice Butler

Alice Butler is a writer, film programmer, curator and co-director of aemi, an organisation that supports and exhibits artist & experimental moving image work. Alice worked at the Irish Film Institute for six years where she curated several film seasons and had responsibility for artist moving image programming. While at the IFI she presented two artist moving image programmes in collaboration with Dr Maeve Connolly. Before founding aemi with Daniel Fitzpatrick in 2016, Alice was a curator with the Experimental Film Club through which she presented a programme on Loop Structures, a screening of work by Gunvor Nelson as well as films by Agnes Martin, Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen. Alice undertook a curatorial residency awarded by the Arts Council in 2016 and she has written for Sight and Sound, SET Magazine, Paper Visual Art, Enclave Review, VAN, EFS Publications and CIRCA. She is also a regular arts reviewer for RTÉ Radio One’s Arena.

Alice completed a fellowship at the Flaherty Film Seminar in New York in 2016 and wrote a survey chapter on the work of filmmaker Pat Murphy due for publication in 2019. She regularly presents screenings at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane that she programmes in collaboration with Jessica O'Donnell and she has also lectured or participated in panels on the moving image at IMMA, Project Arts Centre, PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image, IFI, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Galway Arts Centre, UCD, DIT, TBG+S, Corner College in Zurich and Coláiste Dhúlaigh. She is curator of 'The L Shape', an exhibition featuring the work of Jenny Brady and Sarah Browne that will run at The Dock from September 15th to November 3rd 2018 and she was one of four curators selected for New Spaces, a project initiated by Visual Artists Ireland, Northern Ireland that will take place in Derry City and Strabane from July to December 2018.


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