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Grace Weir

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Born 1962, Dublin, Ireland. Grace Weir probes the nature of a fixed identity, the relationship between reality and representation, memory and record, history and the present, underpinned by the theories and entities under her scrutiny, whether scientific, philosophical or cultural. Aligning a lived experience of the world with conceptual knowledge and theory, Weir engages with processes of definition within both form and theory, to unfold trajectories of thought where frequently matters of meaning and temporality collide. Creating a dialogue between the nature of ideas and the ways in which thinking is materialised, the works frequently refer to the act of making and the mediums in which they are made, including where time itself forms the work. One particular area of Weir’s work is her unique approach to research, based on encounters with scientists, philosophers, practitioners from other disciplines or with specifics such as objects, archives and locations. The resulting work ranges from cinematic works and installations to paintings, photographic work, lecture-performances and web projects. Grace Weir represented Ireland at the 49th International Venice Biennale in 2001. Selected solo shows include The Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015-2016); Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane (2009); The Science Museum, London (2007); Furini Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo, Italy (2007); The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia (2004); Percy Miller Gallery, London(2003); Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (2003) and the John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia (2002). Group exhibitions include The Universe Cleft to the Core, De León, Bath, UK (2016); PLATO video06 - Modernism, Czech Republic (2016); Super 8, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro (2013); Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, USA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Künstlerhaus Berlin, Germany (2012); Circling the square, Gracelands, EVA International Limerick (2012); Time out of Mind, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2012); Apertures & Anxieties, RHA Gallery, Dublin (2011); Loop ’08, Fundacio Miro, Barcelona (2008); Through the Lens, BAMOIC, Beijing (2008); Singing the real, Iziko South African National Gallery, Capetown (2007); Blackboxing,Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2007); Biennale! Artist film and video, Temporarycontemporary, London; Dashanzi International Arts Festival, Beijing China (2005); Himmelsbilder, Dommuseum zu Salzburg, Austria (2005); Red, White, Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York (2005); Missing Time, Agnès b. cinema, Hong Kong (2004); Flights of Reality, Kettles Yard, Cambridge UK (2002); Something Else, Turku Art Museum, Finland (2002); Are we there yet? Glassbox, Paris, France (2001). From 2012-2015, Weir was Artist-in-Residence in the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin. Sourced from the artist on January 27th 2017
Supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service, the Arts Council of Ireland and Visual Artists Ireland.
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