Artist Biography

Grace Weir

Born 1962, Dublin, Ireland.

Grace Weir works primarily in the moving image and installation. Her work focusses on the slippages between the conceptual and experiential in different fields of enquiry. Interested in the moment of definition or resolution, she explores the dynamic of practice and representation at the levels where issues of identity and the nature of time coincide. One particular area of Weir’s work is her unique approach to research, based on a series of conversations and experiments with scientists, philosophers and practitioners from other disciplines. Creating a dialogue between the conceptual nature of her ideas and the ways in which thinking is material, the works frequently refer to the mediums in which they are made, including where time itself forms the work. The resulting work ranges from structural cinematic works and installations to experimental videos, 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