Neil Quigley (IRE/US) - Sept
Neil Quigley is a sound based artist from Kilkenny, living in Chicago. Neil primarily works with notated and electronic music, videogames and field recordings. Neil's recent interests include Rhabdomancy, Sonic Skeuomorphism, Lap Steel Guitar and Virtual Modelling. While studying and living in Chicago over the past number of years Neil's music has been released on the Kilkenny based label Moot Tapes.
Helen Kirwan (Ire) - Sept/Oct
Helen Kirwan is a British-Irish conceptual artist, born and partly raised in Ireland and now based in the UK. She has an M.A. Fine Art (2002) from Middlesex University and an M.A. in Aesthetics and Art Theory from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, London (2004). Her work explores mourning and memory through the repetitive performance of absurd, futile activities such as measuring the sea with buckets. She is interested in the metaphorical construction of memory through the physical act of journeying: hence her direct, performative commitment to the long journeys she has undertaken, mainly in Central Asia and the Middle East.
Recent work includes a three-channel video installation, perpetuum mobile (2019) now showing at the European Cultural Centre during the 58 th Venice Biennale as part of the exhibition ‘Personal Structures’. This is the third in a trilogy of video work, with ‘Memory Theatre’ (2017) and ‘Fragment and Trace,’ (2015), also exhibited during the 57 th and 56 th Venice Biennales respectively. These and her other work are regularly shown worldwide including in the USA,
Cuba, France, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, India and the UK.
Martina O’Brien (IRE) – Oct/Nov
Martina O’Brien is a member of Temple Bar Gallery +Studios, Dublin. Her interdisciplinary practice stems from an underlying interest in perceptions of time, the earth sciences, futurology and divination. Over the last number of years her work has examined measurement technologies and data driven practices of quantification such as climate modelling and, as an extension of this, how ways of describing the world through computational structures impacts on our relationship with nature.
Upcoming exhibitions include Datami, European Commission Science Hub, Joint Research Centre, Italy, 2019;Quotidian, Illuminations Gallery, UNI Maynooth, 2019; Datami, Bozar, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, ‘19/’20 & Tactical Magic,TULCA, Galway, 2019. Selected recent exhibitions and residences include 2019 Artist in Residence, European Commission Science Hub, Joint Research Centre, Italy; 2019 Artist in Residence, The European Centre for Medium-Range Forecasting, UK & 2018 At Some Distance in the Direction Indicated, The ButlerGallery, Kilkenny. Recent awards include Arts Council of Ireland Travel & Training Award ’19, ’17; Creative Ireland Bursary Award ’18; Kildare County Council Arts Act Award ’19, ’17, ’16, Arts Council of Ireland Project Award ‘17.
Youngjoo Yoo (KOR) – Nov
Humanity is at the heart of Youngjoo Yoo’s research – much of her work investigates
a sense of ‘the other’; a consequence of meeting different people, and during a long-term project, Can you hear me? She has been documenting these meetings using sound - cassette tape, text and video and constantly seeking means of sharing these intriguing episodes, stories and encounters.
Youngjoo Yoo lives and works in Seoul, Korea. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art, obtaining MA in Fashion & Textile, having specialized in print, however he didn’t print, instead she painted.
Corban Walker (IRE) – Nov/Dec
Corban Walker (b. 1967, Dublin, Ireland) gained recognition for his installations,
sculptures, and drawings that relate to perceptions of scale and architectural constructs. His local, cultural, and specific philosophies of scale are fundamental to how he defines and develops his work, creating new means for viewers to interact and navigate their surroundings. Walker graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, in 1992. Since then, he has mounted several solo exhibitions internationally and has realized important public art commissions worldwide. Walker’s work is part of numerous public and private collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Irish Museum of Art, Dublin. Since 2008, he has attended many international residency programs including The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, Casa Wabi in Oaxaca, Mexico and Atelier Calder in Saché, France. Walker represented Ireland at the 54 th Venice International Art Biennale in 2011. He received the Pollock Krasner Award in 2015