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Maeve Brennan

b. 1990, London, U.K.; lives and works in London, U.K.

Working in moving image, installation, sculpture and printed matter, Maeve Brennan’s practice explores the political resonance of material and place. Through research and personal proximity, Brennan is able to disrupt dominant narratives that are usually ascribed to the materials and places she investigates. She will frequently draw on physical practices and expertise such as geology, archaeology, and architecture, which engenders a sense of excavation of her subjects, quietly revealing more layered and complex histories.

Maeve Brennan's recent solo exhibitions include Chisenhale Gallery, London; Spike Island, Bristol; The Whitworth, University of Manchester; Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin; Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku, Finland and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria. Her films have screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam; FILMADRID; Sheffield Doc Fest and Sonic Acts, Amsterdam. She received the Jerwood/FVU Award (2018) and was the Stanley Picker Art & Design Fellow (2019–22). Her work was included in the British Art Show 9 (2021-22) and she is Artist in Residence in the British School at Rome (2023).

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