Brendan Fox is an artist, curator, writer & Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) facilitator. He holds a BA in Fine Art from NCAD & received the Global Undergraduate Award for his graduate project Biopredation in 2012. In 2020 he received an MFA in Art in the Contemporary World from the National College of Art & Design which focused on the intersection of contemporary arts practice & community. Fox has curated the work of hundreds of Irish & international artists in a broad spectrum of settings. He was project co-curator at Nag Gallery, Dublin, resident curator at Talbot Gallery, Dublin & is the founder, Director/Curator of Foundation Arts in association with Offaly County Council & the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He has devised numerous gallery & offsite exhibitions & has curated from the national collection at IMMA, Dublin. He has been the invited curator at Limerick School of Art & Design & the National College of Art & Design.
Fox is the instigator of Games for Artists & Non-Artists at the IMMA in 2020 and is the founder of the Museum of Everyone (MOE), a multidisciplinary platform for artists & community-led initiatives focused on inclusion, diversity & active collaborations. MOE received the Dublin City Council Arts Office Incubation Space Award 2021-2022. 2021 also saw him devising a major exhibition entitled Spectacular Vernacular in association with Offaly Arts Office which received the In the Open | Faoin Spéir: an Arts Council funded programme developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
In 2022 he was invited inaugural curator/facilitator with Creative Futures Academy, UCD. As artists in residence in Galway Arts Centre Fox & Han Tiernan brought the Irish Names Quilt (1989) to be exhibited alongside the Turner Prize winning Array Collective’s ‘Druthaibs’ Ball” exhibition where they also developed a series of talks, workshops and events that explored queer histories in Galway. In 2023 he was invited by Array Collective to devise a performance at The Ulster Museum, Belfast. The same year saw Fox curate a program of events and performances at multiple locations in Lazio, Italy entitled Paesaggi Affettivi in association with Compagnia Dei Lepini.
In 2021-2022 he held residences at IMMA, Void, Derry, Galway Arts Centre, The Dock, Leitrim, The Lab, Dublin which saw him elaborate on his ongoing research project Games for Artists & Non-Artists. Fox is currently devising projects in association with Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Luan Gallery, Athlone, Giulianello, Italy, Chicago, USA and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Fox has facilitated talks/workshops with the Royal Hibernian Academy, IMMA, Void-Derry, Galway Art Centre, Goethe Institute, National College of Art and Design, VTOS Adult Education, Limerick School of Art and Design, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, UCD and Trinity College Dublin at The Innovation Academy. He is a facilitator of Visual Arts Ireland's Lifelong Learning Program - Working with Curators. Fox is currently on the writing panel reviewing exhibitions for VAN Magazine and is one of the invited judges for the Global Undergraduate Awards 2012 -2023. 2019 has also seen him invited to the Irish national steering panel for - Erasmus+ Project - entitled GO UP - " Building resilience and Intercultural competencies in refugees and asylum seekers through theatre techniques"