Acme Studios — Marianne Keating

Supporting Artists since 1972

Marianne Keating

Fire Station Residency

Marianne Keating's research examines the resulting legacy of the undocumented migration of the Irish diaspora to Jamaica during the nineteenth century, addressing their impact on contemporary Jamaica while responding to the cultural legacies of colonialism and the human consequences of imperialism.

Situating her practice within the historiographic turn in contemporary art discourse and through her multi-disciplinary approach, she examines unrecorded and disregarded histories. She aims to determine new historical readings that counter the dominant “master narratives” of Western nationhood, identity and culture, rewriting the histories of the dominated “Other” to amplify voices which were previously rendered mute.

Recent exhibitions include Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; South London Gallery; Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston upon Thames; Barbados Museum; Black Tower Projects, London; and as part of the Liverpool Biennial.

Fire Station Residency 2020-2025

The Fire Station Residency provides secure, practical, work/live studio space, and a programme of artist support and professional development for five years. Based in the heart of East London, the residency allows artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and careers, and less time working to survive. Artists were selected by Anthea Hamilton, artist and current Acme work/live studio resident; Judith Carlton, Director of Southwark Park Galleries; Paul Bayley, Head of Residencies & Awards, Acme; and Charlie Coffey, Programme Manager, Residencies & Awards, Acme.