Christine Mackey divides her-self between Belfast (N.Ireland) and Leitrim (Ireland) and between theory and practice. She has participated in International and National residencies in Costa Rica, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Firestation Artists Studios (Dublin), India, Wales, Finland, Greece and Vienna, and RIAA in Argentina (2009). A recipient of numerous awards from The Arts Council of Ireland, Local Authorities, EV + A Limerick (main award - 2004), Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholarship (2001), Cultural Ireland and A.I.B Emerging Award (shortlisted-2004) including a research bursary from the University of Ulster. Her practice combines site-specific and public works, exhibitions, performance and art-books.
Recent projects and forthcoming exhibitions include; RIAA – Argentina (www.proyectoriaa.org),The State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki (Biennale), The Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland and Studio Golo Brdo, Croatia – Curator: Tomisalav Brajnovic. AFTER, commissioned by Leitrim and Roscommon Arts Office, RIVERwork(s) commissioned by Sligo Arts Office (2008), New Sites New Fields, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, and is currently participating on an International multi-media collaborative project organised by e-MobilArt. (www.AFTER.ie, www.media.uos.gr, www.sligoarts.ie)