Mary-Jo Gilligan (b. 1984, Dublin, Ireland) is based in Dublin. Her work is typically site specific and participatory, usually performative, often collaborative and is deeply influenced by an interest in public art, relational processes and somatic practice.
Since completing studies in the University of Ljubljana and NCAD Dublin, Gilligan has worked with the following commissioning bodies; Portlaoise County Council, Out Of Site, RGKSKSRG, Culturstruction and Dublin City Council. She has also been awarded residencies with Roscommon County Council, ID11 Netherlands, The Performance Corporation, VOID, Fís, Greenstar and IMMA. Gilligan was also the recipient of the 2013 Emerging Artist Award from Kildare County Council. Recent commissions include solo show Fathom and Span, Broadcast Gallery, DIT and This Listening Field for Foaming at the Mouth Phoenix Park, Dublin 2015.