Frances Mezzetti

Curriculum Vitae

Visual artist; Lives and works in Dublin, Ireland


2009-2011 MSc (International) Art psychotherapy, Queen Margaret University. Edinburgh.Scotland.
2008-2009 Completed training programme with Sandra Reeve PhD and qualified to use Move into life skills and principles.
1994-’98 National College of Art and Design, BA Fine Art Sculpture & Art History 1:1


Thought Lines 3: An anthology of research. Edited by Paul O’Brien. NCAD


Culture Ireland for idir artists collective 2014
Digital Media Residency, Fire Station Studios 2013
The Arts Council, Special Project Award for Appearances Project with Pauline Cummins, Sandra Johnston, Frances Hegarty, Carol Kavanagh and Alanna O’Kelly
Artflight by the Arts Council and Aer Lingus to the Netherlands
The National Sculpture Factory, Cork. residency
Sheffield Hallum University, England. residency
Mainistir House, Aran Islands. residency
Academia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano, Italy. Erasmus Exchange


2016 Same Difference: Equinox to Equinox Performance La Bartra Catalonia, with Theresa Burke, Katja Machleidt and Joy Kearney. A Bbeyond Curated global Performance project.

2016 Stormy Petrel Commemoration GPO by Alanna O’Kelly, Orla Ryan and Brian Hand -Performance with live and recorded vocal soundings. Dublin Women’s Guild performance in Coventry with Pauline Cummins.

2015 Excuse me I’m not finished…  Series of 6 performances with The Performance Collective from 9-16 April In The Gallery National College of Art and Design
2015 The Amulet Project, Performance in The Lab, Dublin
2015 Group performance Ulster Museum of Modern Art. Bbeyond Belfast

2014 Sibéal. Gender & Metamorphosis Symposium. Performative Paper on Walking in the Way with Pauline Cummins Trinity College Dublin.
2014 Group Ego Trip 1, New York Foundation for the Arts NYFA, NY. Video installation and live performance with Sinead Cullen.
2014 Protean Pop Up Show, idir artists collective, Trinity Innovation, Dublin
2014 Proprioception, Workshop facilitated and performed with John Conway in Kilkenny various sites
2014 On The Spot Rua Red with Preform group performance Tallaght, Dublin Group performance, Golden Thread Gallery Belfast

2013 Walking in the Way with Pauline Cummins in AccionMad!13. Madrid
2013 Contenedores Arte de Accion 13 Edicion, Sevilla
2013 Desiderata Malaga
2013 Encounter EchoEcho, Derry. Durational Performance. Northern Ireland
2013 Generation, the Performance Collective live performance, The Dock Carrick-on-Shannon. Co. Roscommon. Ireland
2013 Track, It has no name, Durational Performance, Seminar and exhibition curated by Liz Burns, in D.I.T. Broadcast Gallery. Dublin.
2013 Unit 1 solo performance Dublin.
2012 Unit 1, The Performance Collective, Dublin
2013 Dublin Live Art Festival performance, Dublin
2013 Transversal, The chocolate Factory. Dublin. Durational Performance.
2013 Subject to Ongoing Change, The Performance Collective, Galway Arts Centre, Galway Arts Festival 14 days of live performance.
2013 Walking in the Way in Labour Show with Pauline Cummins; Series 5,-7 in London, Derry, Dublin and Istanbul.

2011 Links that Bind, Emergensee, Group Show Edinburgh. Interactive installation work.
2011 Carried on the breath of Sheelagh. Performance Festival, Candi Sukuh Java, with Usha Mahenthiralingham and Maya Cockburn.

2010 Right Here, Right Now. Durational performance in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
2010 The Potential of Vacancy Performance Collective Dublin
2010 Walking in the Way series 3 & 4. Performances, with Pauline Cummins in Edinburgh and Dublin

2009 The Performance Collective Temple Bar Gallery. Dublin.
2009 Walled Garden Live performance with Move Into Life group. Dorset, UK
2009 Walking in the Way series 1 & 2. Live performance with Pauline Cummins. Marlborough St., Dublin and Church Lane, Belfast
2009 In the Shadow of the Ram, the Performance Collective, Catalyst Art Centre, Belfast with Pauline Cummins, Michelle Browne, Alex Conway, Amanda Coogan and Dominic Thorpe
2009 Propensity with The Performance Collective & BBeyond Artists Catalyst Arts Centre Belfast

2008 Between & Beyond, Promenade: Out of site performance with Dublin City Council 2008 Open Spaces, curated by Michelle Browne,
2008 A womb of One’s Own. Paintings in Le Céile Old Castle Co Meath
2008 The Performance Collective TBG+Studios Pauline Cummins, Michelle Browne, Alex Conway, Amanda Coogan

2007 Pastimes: Terms and Conditions, Mermaid Arts, Centre Bray, Co Wicklow. Live performance and video installations.
2007 Out of Time, Out of Site, Rathmines Festival, collaborative performance.

2006 York St. Out of Site, Dublin Fringe Festival performance curated by Michelle Browne
2006 Living Temple Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens Performance and Installation with Theresa Burke and Linda Grant

2005 This is Ireland Solo Performance Green Road, The Burren Co. Clare
2005 Requiem for a Tree, Sculpture in Context National Botanic Gardens Performance and Installation with Theresa Burke and Linda Grant
2005 Chochlear Vibrations Offsite Hugh Lane Gallery, Pallas Studio & Fergus Byrne Collaborative Performance

2004 Still, Beyond the Pale Fringe Festival Kilkenny, performance with Alanna O’Kelly, Christian Giriat and Catherine Crochet of Theatre Mobile, and Roisin O’Faolain

2003 The Woman’s Daughter by Dermot Bolger, work with theatre Mobile, Valence, France
2003 Anam a Deorai, Performance and Installation work with Alanna O’Kelly in the Workhouse Callan and in the Priory, Graiguenamanagh. Supported by the Butler Gallery Kilkenny.
2003 Soundin; with Slavek Kwi . Performances in St. Brendan’s Hospital and in The National Concert Hall

2002 Polished Intermedia 2002 Video for Festival Triskel Art Centre, Cork

2001 Appearances Exhibition Part One, Video and Audio Installation with Pauline Cummins and Sandra Johnston, Arthouse, Dublin
2001 Launch of Appearances Web site and Conference Raw Footage- with Pauline Cummins, Sandra Johnston, Dr. Hilary Robinson and Text by Prof. Moira Roth- chaired by Sarah Pierce, Arthouse, Dublin.
2001 [Re]Appearances Round Table Discussion-with Frances Hegarty, Alanna O’Kelly, Carol Kavanagh, (Appearances Part two) Pauline Cummins, Rosemary Betterton and Jeanine Griffin, chaired by Sarah Pierce, Arthouse, Dublin
2001 Bbeyond, Performance in St. Georges Market, Belfast
2001 Performance with Anet van de Elzen, Alanna O’Kelly, Michiko Kanzawa in Vlessingen, Netherlands.

2000 Appearances Performances with Pauline Cummins and Sandra Johnston.
2000 Fathom, Broad Daylight and Holy Ground
2000 Temperate, Palm House, Botanical Gardens, Dublin. Performance in collaboration with Sandra Johnston and Pauline Cummins
2000 GuestHouse 20 Sheffield. Memory Capacity, Video installation

1999 ADF performances in Pallace Studio, Dublin  collaboration with Amanda Coogan and Declan Rooney
1999 ADF performances in Sound Box EVA+99 Reduced Limerick collaboration with Amanda Coogan and Declan Rooney

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