At LSC, Hassett plans to develop some small sample sculptural pieces to progress the R&D stage of the project she is undertaking in Tallaght University Hospital with Dermatology specialists.
Based in Dublin Haslet regularly works collaboratively and interdisciplinary across the interfaces of science, medicine, and art. Outputs from her practice include live works, sculptures, and immersive installations. Like a scientist, she experiments with the physicality of each material and object and returns again and again to explore its strengths, limitations and how it might transform in relation to its environment, her performing body, or other materials.
Since graduating with a Master’s in fine art Sculpture from NCAD in 2012 Olivia Hassett has developed six solo exhibitions, fifteen solo performances and taken part in numerous group exhibitions and collaborative group performances. Funded by Trinity College Dublin, Hassett has also been involved in three high profile collaborative art projects with scientists in Trinity College Dublin. Currently she is working with materials specialist Prof. Taylor and the Mesh Survivors group and artist in residence in Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) since 2016. In 2023 she was awarded the inaugural Meath Foundation Artist in Residence to develop an ambitious body of artworks in response to her research within the medical specialism of Dermatology.