Dr Niamh Ann Kelly lectures in Contemporary Visual Culture at the Dublin School of Creative Arts (DSCA) and is a Fellow of Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM). A graduate of National College of Art and Design Dublin (Joint Honours BA Degree in Painting and the History of Art, 1997, and MA Degree the History of Art, 1999), she is a board member of the Irish Humanities Alliance. She has contributed chapters on contemporary art and commemorative visual culture to a number of publications including: Art and Architecture of Ireland, Volume V, (The Twentieth Century), (2014) Royal Irish Academy/Yale University Press; Art and Architecture of Ireland, Volume III, (Sculpture and Sculptures)(2014) Royal Irish Academy/Yale University Press; Memory Ireland Volume III: Cruxes in Irish Cultural Memory – The Famine and the Troubles (2014) Syracuse University Press; Art and Visibility in Migratory Culture – Conflict, Resistance, and Agency(2011) Rodopi; Ireland’s Great Hunger, Volume 2.(2010) University Press of America; Representation Matters: (Re) Articulating Collective Identities in a Postcolonial World.(2010) Rodopi; Hugh Lane: Founder of a Gallery of Modern Art for Ireland (2008) Scala.Her monograph publications are Ultimate Witnesses: The Visual Culture of Death, Burial and Mourning Famine Ireland(2017), Quinnipiac University Press and: Imaging the Great Irish Famine: Representing Dispossession in Visual Culture(2018) I.B. Tauris.
Contemporary art, histories and theories of art, commemorative visual cultures of monuments, museums and heritage practices, postcolonial theory, museology.