Closing event | Mountain Language | Galway Arts Centre | Nuns Island Theatre Artists talks by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain and Alice Rekab
Sat 16 April | 2pm
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain is an Irish artist whose practice incorporates film, computer generated imagery, collage, tapestry, print and installation. Ní Bhriain’s work is rooted in an exploration of imperial legacy, human displacement and the Anthropocene. These intertwined subjects are approached through an associative use of narrative and a painstakingly crafted visual language that verges on the surreal. The resulting worlds she creates are at once idiosyncratic, irresistible and deeply unsettling.
Born in Co. Clare, Ní Bhriain at the Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, the Royal College of Art, London and Kingston University, London, where she was awarded a PhD by practice in 2008. Her work has shown widely internationally, with exhibitions at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; Broad Museum, Michigan; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Hammer Museum, LA; Istanbul Modern, Turkey; and Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid among others. Current exhibitions of her work include: The Narrow Gate of the Here and Now: Social Fabric, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; A Nation Under the Influence: Ireland at 100, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; The Space We Occupy, Irish Arts Centre, New York; Expanded, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin and a solo exhibition Experiments in Time in CCA Glasgow.
Alice Rekab is an artist and educator based in Dublin. Their practice is concerned with expressions and iterations of complex cultural and personal narratives. Rekab takes their own mixed-race Irish identity as a starting point from which to explore experiences of race, place and belonging. Over the last ten years Rekab’s practice has centred around collaboration and interdisciplinary work from which they produce film, performance, image and sculpture, creating new intersectional narratives and objects for exhibition.
Recent Projects include Family Lines Project, Douglas Hyde Gallery (2022); Ricochet #14, Museum VILLA STUCK, Munich (2023); Concealed in the half-light, Catalyst Arts Centre, Belfast (2021), Truth, Flags, Identity, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios // Culture Night Dublin (2020); The Nomoli/Father talk, VERY Project Space, Berlin (2019) and The Open Object, Stanley Picker Gallery, London (2018).
This is a free event with no booking required.