Curator and writer. After studying and working as an artist, he was the founding Director of the Orchard Gallery (Derry), the First Tyne International Exhibition (Tyneside. UK.), the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), the Civil Arts Inquiry (Dublin), Interface - Art, Design and Contested Space (Belfast) as well as the Director of Exhibitions at ICA (London) and Director of the National College of Art and Design (Dublin). He has initiated and curated a range of exhibitions in institutional and public settings. He regularly writes and talks about institutional and art practice, engagement and the transformation of relations between art and artist, citizenship and the state.