Nathalie Weadick is a curator of architecture and spatial practice based in Dublin. She is director of the Irish Architecture Foundation, an organisation committed to communicating the culture of architecture and urbanism to the public.
She was on the team of assistants to the Curators of Biennale Architettura di Venezia 2018. Through the IAF she has delivered many competitions, public works and initiatives exploring the impact of architecture on society, culture and history. She initiated the development of a BMX Skate and Play Park a community led design project with Dublin City Council, the Matheson Foundation and architects Relational Urbanism, and established the ongoing and successful National Architects in Schools Initiative across 32 schools coast to coast in Ireland. At the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) she produces Open House Dublin, Ireland’s largest architecture festival engaging thousands annually.
From 2013 to 2019 she curated with Arup New Now Nexta series of talks in Dublin with Jeanne Gang, Tatiana Bilbao, Rozana Montiel, Kunle Adeyemi, Workac, Minsuk Cho, Ole Scheeren, Bjarke Ingels, Winy Maas and Grafton Architects.
In 2015 she was the Built Environment Advisor for Irish Design 2015 and co curated with Raymund Ryan New Horizon_Architecture from Ireland and presented ten emerging and current Irish practices at the London Festival of Architecture, the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Hong Kong/Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale. In 2015/16 she curated We Built This City a series of panel discussions in London, Chicago and New York about the impact of Irish creativity on global cities. In 2013 she curated The Everyday Experience in the Irish Museum of Modern Art about the impact of architecture on people.
In 2008 she co curated with Prof Hugh Campbell The Lives of Spaces for the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale and in 2010 she was Commissioner of the Irish exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
2004-2007 she held the position of Deputy Director at The Architecture Foundation in London and with Director Rowan Moore created London Debates in the Turbine Hall TATE Modern. Formerly, she was Director of the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny for five years, where she curated shows by international artists. She has written for many publications on visual arts and architecture.
In 2017 she received an Honorary Fellowship from the RIBA.