Fiona Hallinan is an artist and co-founder of the Department of Ultimology. She is the creator of a number of collaborative works involving hospitality, food and education such as Heterodyne, a collaborative project where composers are invited to create unique scores for journeys, The Hare, an artist run temporary café at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin; Concrete Tiki, a series of site-specific food events at the Irish Museum of Modern Art; and HOMESTAY, a hospitality and exchange experiment for Science Gallery, where over 70 international artists were housed with compatible hosts in Dublin city centre as part of the festival Hack the City.
In an ongoing affiliation with the Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, Fink's is a project that enacts research through hospitality. It is a bar that sits in the threshold of the gallery and responds to exhibiting works, while producing powders, tinctures and meals for visiting artists and audiences using ingredients, knowledge and methods drawn from the surrounding environment.
She is currently a part of the Orthogonal Methods Group (OMG), a research group based at CONNECT, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. OMG is a research platform within CONNECT that works in critical and creative relation/tension with technology. Her work has been shown at Kerlin Gallery, IMMA, Mother's Tankstation, Parsons Paris and Brown University.
Scholarship to attend Everything Under The Sun education programme at Agora Collective, Berlin.
Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon: Participant in Home Workspace Program: Creating and Dispersing Universes that Work, November-December 2013.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA, October-December 2007 : Internship in Education: New Media.
Trinity College Dublin, October 2006- October 2007: MSc in Interactive Digital Media. Final Project: Playskip
Mobile Academy, Warsaw, August - September 2006: Participant in the course City as Stage.
Trinity College Dublin, 2002- 2006: BA (Two Subject Moderatorship) in History of Art & Architecture (Primary) and Classical Civilization.