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Mark Curran is and artist and educator who lives and works in Berlin and Dublin. He completed a practice-led PhD through the Dublin Institute of Technology (2011), lectures on the BA (Hons) Photography programme, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin and is Visiting Professor on the MA in Visual and Media Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. Incorporating multi-media installation informed by ethnographic understandings, Curran’s has undertaken a cycle of long-term projects in Ireland and the former East Germany, addressing the predatory context resulting from the impact of migrations and flows of global capital. SOUTHERN CROSS (Gallery of Photography/Cornerhouse 2002), The Breathing Factory (Edition Braus/Belfast Exposed 2006), the outcome of his doctoral research, and Ausschnitte aus EDEN/Extracts from EDEN (2011) have been extensively published and presented, including, DePaul Art Museum (DPAM), Chicago (2010), Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai (2010), Encontros da Imagem, Braga (2011), PhotoIreland, Dublin (2012) and the biennale, FORMAT in Derby, England (2013). Curran has also presented widely on his research practice most recently, Photomedia-Images in Circulation, Aalto University, Helsinki (2012), Between Nature and Culture: Photography as Method and Mediation, The Photographers Gallery, London (2012) and Marxism and Critical Theory and Contemporary Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2013). He has also published articles addressing his research practice and is included in a forthcoming edition of the UK journal, Photographies, edited by Liz Wells and Deborah Bright. 1

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