Aine O'Brien

Co-Director, Counterpoints Arts, Ireland

Áine O'Brien is co-founder and co-director of Counterpoints Arts, London. Áine has worked across the arts, education and activism for over 25 years in the USA, Ireland and the UK. In 2004, she set up the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice (CTMP) at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, housing one of the first doctoral programs aligning migration research with the creative arts. She was also a founder of the Forum on Migration and Communications (FOMACS) established in 2007, which develops creative arts and cross-sector public projects focusing on migration. Áine leads on Counterpoints Arts' Learning Lab program, developing national and international learning and creative production partnerships with artists, cultural and community organizations, policymakers and academic institutions. She currently works on the collective, multi-platform arts program 'Who are We' at the Tate Exchange. Áine received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, USA.

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