Fiona Whelan is a Dublin based artist and joint coordinator/lecturer on the MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education at NCAD. Her collaborative art practice is committed to exploring, exposing and reconfiguring power relations through durational engagements with people and place. From 2004-16 she was a resident artist with Rialto Youth Project where together the artist and organisation collaborated on long term projects exploring equality issues related to class, gender and policing and co-produced public works including The Day in Question (IMMA, 2009), Policing Dialogues (The LAB, 2010) and Natural History of Hope (with Brokentalkers, Project Arts Centre, 2016). Recent published writing includes TEN: Territory, Encounter & Negotiation (2014) and Beating the Bounds of Socially Engaged Art (with Kevin Ryan, Field Journal, 2016). Fiona also co-developed the TransActions publication series TransActionsPublication.com with Chicago based Jim Duignan (Issue 1 – 2015, NCAD and Stockyard Institute; Issue 2- 2017, NCAD, Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios). Fiona is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice in DIT.