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Interface was delighted to receive an International Residency Award this year from the Arts Council. This award is funding a series of residencies in Ireland, Sweden and Turkey. The artists selected are Anna Macleod, Kathryn Maguire, Eliška Kováčiková, Kate Fahey, Eda Sarman and Zahra Zavareh.
Each artist will undertake 5 weeks of residencies between Interface, Leitrim Sculpture Centre Manorhamilton, Detroit Stockholm and PASAJ Istanbul.

Artists at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre are

Kate Fahey 28 July – 11 August
Zahra Zavareh 28 July – 11 August
Kathryn Maguire 16 – 30 August
Eda Sarman 16 – 30 August

Kate Fahey

Kate Fahey is an artist based between Kilkenny and London working with print, sculpture, moving image and installation. Recent solo exhibitions include Mouthnotes at Pallas Projects Dublin in 2022 and blubbing, at Commonage London in 2021. Recent group exhibitions include Bodies of Water at CCA Andratx Mallorca, Small Sculptures at Sharp Projects Copenhagen (2023), Living Balance at The Library Project Dublin, em-bracing at The Lab Gallery Dublin (2022), Woman in the Machine, Visual Carlow and Gut Feeling, Arti et Amiticiae, Amsterdam (2021). In 2021/22 she was the recipient of the New Contemporaries and SPACE Studios Bursary. She has completed residencies including ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin (2019); Guest Projects, London (2018); Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2018); British School at Rome (2017) and Callan Workhouse Union, Kilkenny (2016). In 2015 she received an MA in Fine Art Print at the Royal College of Art, London and in 2020 she completed a practice-based PhD at the University of the Arts London supported by an AHRC Techne Studentship.

Zahra Zavareh

Zahra Zavareh From Tehran (Iran), currently based in Stockholm.
Visual artist working with mixed media. Zahra is aiming for her work to interact with its audience and her way of expressing herself is always in flux.
She has participated in many group exhibitions. Since 2001 her work as been seen in venues such as The 5th Tehran sculpture of Tehran(2007), Three Generations of Iranian Sculptors(2010), Art habens art review (2015). Video installments have been shown in Limited Access Four and five(festival for video) (2013-2014) and Stockholm Fringe Festival (2017), Manifesto: A moderate Proposal (2018)

Kathryn Maguire

Kathryn Maguire works in Sligo and London. She holds a Masters in Sculpture from Royal College of Art. A BA in Fine Art Sculpture from CCAD and MA in Art in the Contemporary World from NCAD. Her practice engages text, sculpture, video, and installation; making diverse cultural references linking the past with the contemporary. Exploring geology, the history of materials, building materials, and the circular economy. Her practice concentrates on lithics, minerals, mining, and knowing place from the mantle up. Maguire is examining rocks, minerals, and fossils in various international locations. She has attempted to create new rocks and bricks on her residencies and to understand the experience of complexities of deep time visible in the built environment.

Selected Exhibitions: Clifden Arts Festival 16-Sunday 24 September 2023. Silt & Other Matters, Inigo Rooms, Somerset House, London, 2023. Groundwork Gallery, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. 2022. Wild Stone, Van Gogh House London, 2022. RCA Masters Degree show, Battersea, London. 2022. Earthly Bodies, Angel, London 2022. Impressions, Safehouse 1&2, London, 2021. Social Fabric, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 2018. Nasty Women, Pallas Projects, 2017. We Claim, Eden Quay, 2016 /2017. Terra Incognita, Platform Arts, Belfast, 2016. The Balloon, Rawson Projects, New York, 2014. Interactivos12?, Science Gallery, Dublin, 2012. Dublin Contemporary 2011. Notes of Protest, Wyspa Institute of Art, Poland, 2010. No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, London, 2010 & Dia Centre, New York, 2009. Video Killed the Radio Star, RHA, Dublin, 2010.

Eda Sarman

Eda Sarman is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Istanbul, whose practice evolves on the intersection of architecture, phenomenology and tentacular thinking. Through finely observed scenes of interconnected↭interdependent life, Eda endeavours to trespass a linear understanding of time and an isolated perception of space.

Recent exhibitions, screenings and performances include: spring’s arrival wrapped the earth with mutation, Bilsart, Istanbul; Meeting in the Forest, Pablo’s Birthday, New York; marine biologists believe the beluga whales do not like to be touched by artificial materials, WhatDoWeDoNow for The Wrong Biennale, Online (2020); IMECE, Hub Istanbul, Istanbul; tide between us, Art Licks Weekend; together|ness, Assembly Point; FTHoTV “playing house”, Flat Time House; Open Screening 14, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); Call Home, Art Licks Weekend; and Soap Box, Close-Up Cinema, London (2018).

In 2020 she participated in Off Site Project’s Google Maps Residency; has produced work for the Relax CW+ programme in 2019; and been invited as a young talent in new media at the Venice Summer Academy in 2018.

Past Residencies


Landscape, Ecology & Environment Research Residencies