Jaki Irvine

Jaki Irvine, Ack Ro', 2019, Neon installation detail

Jaki Irvine, Ack Ro', 2019, video, no specific duration

Jaki Irvine 
If the Ground Should Open... 2016
video and sound installation 8 separate monitors (edition 1/3)
(black & white 4:3 ratio) 11 separate audio sound tracks, 48 mins duration and set of six, etching on archival paper

Jaki Irvine
Shot in Mexico: On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared (Vertical)
2014
vinyl wallpaper and a set of 20 framed archival pigment prints on Hahnemuhle paper
dimensions variable

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Shot in Mexico - On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared #3
2013
archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
51 x 79.3 cm / 20.1 x 31.2 in framed

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Before the Page is Turned - Printworks i
2011
HD DVD
6 mins 24 seconds

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Guanajuato 14
2010
HD DVD
4 mins 6 seconds

56 InchFantasy
2009
DVD
5 minutes 26 seconds

Room Acoustics Revisited
2008
HD DVD
11 minutes 5 sec

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Desert Vultures

2008

lightjet print on fuji crystal paper

58 x 104.3 cm / 22.8 x 41.1 in   

Instances of Deferred Sadness
2007
ink on 220 gsm paper
150 x 1047 cm / 59.1 x 412.2 in  

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In a world like this
2007
9 Screen video installation, 4:3 PAL DVD
Continuous Loop

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Nightingale
2004
DVD
6 mins

Old conditions for new love
2008
lightjet print on fuji crystal paper framed
80.5 x 98.5 cm / 31.7 x 38.8 in   

Swimmers and Seagulls
2003
DVD
5 minutes 

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The Actress
2003
DVD PAL
3 minutes 40 seconds

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The Silver Bridge
2003
8 Screen Projected Installation, 4:3 PAL DVD
Continuous Loop

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Holding it All Together
2002
DVD PAL
2 minutes 30 seconds

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10 seconds on a Bare Mountain

2002

inkjet print on photographic paper

21 x 967 cm / 8.3 x 380.7 in 

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Ivana's Answers
2001
DVD PAL
10 mins

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Nachtstücke of the suppressed, the night and the color black
E-WERK Freiburg
16 February -25 March 2018
Curated by Heidi Brunnschweiler
Photo: Marc Doradzillo
If the Ground Should Open…
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
23 September 2016 – 15 January 2017
A Room of one's own
Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City
21 May 2015 - 6 September 2015
Curated by Jose Luis Barrios
Shot in Mexico : On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared (Vertical) 
Deutsche Bank, Dublin
Permanent Commission 2014
Room Acoustics Revisited
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
4 July - 2 August 2008
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In a World Like This
Chisenhale Gallery, London
31 October – 9 December 2007
The Silver Bridge
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
13 December 2005–17 April 2006
Plans for Forgotten Works
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2 July – 2 October 2005
Blue Funk (Evelyn Byrne, Valerie Connor, Brian Cross, Tom Green, Brian Hand, Jaki Irvine, and Kevin Kelly)
A State of Great Terror, 
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
22-23 December 1992
  • Jaki Irvine, Ack Ro', Kerlin Gallery, 24 January - 29 February 2020
    / Cinematographer: Esme Pum McNamee

b. 1966, Dublin, Ireland.
 
Over two decades, Jaki Irvine has built a substantial and highly acclaimed body of film and video art that is profoundly concerned with the limits of human knowledge and experience. Irvine’s engrossing, elliptical narratives are at times composed of fragments of everyday life—mundane incidents that, viewed via Irvine’s singular, assiduously selective gaze, become occasions of heightened strangeness. Equally, Irvine’s films might concentrate on situations of extreme human feeling; of love and hate, or possession and loss. In each case, however, she points to ways that stable meanings seem to slip away just as they appear possible. In Irvine’s art, the world can appear one moment to be full of connections and coincidences, full of possibilities of reliable knowledge, and yet, a moment later, the same world can seem utterly devoid of meaning.
 
One recurring interest in this regard has been in human/animal connections, or rather, our inevitable human disconnection. Irvine has been fascinated with the ways in which animals can seem like us, and we like them, yet at the same time they have a perception of the world that we can never inhabit (and barely imagine). In studying such subjects, Irvine weaves together non-linear narratives in which image, voice-over and musical score variously overlap, coalesce and diverge. These languid explorations of human interaction with the natural world, the built environment, and with other humans are suffused with a melancholic lyricism and leavened by a dark, dreamlike humour. Consistently, Irvine’s art attends to the boundaries between body and mind, self and other, human and animal and, in the seductive mysteries of her remarkable visuals, between the real and the imagined.Jaki Irvine currently lives and works in Dublin and Mexico and is a regular artist advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.
 
Recent solo exhibitions include: Firstsite, Colchester, UK, (March 2020); The Bower Gallery, London, UK, (May 2020); If the Ground Should Open..., Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, (2016–2017); City of Women, The LAB, Dublin, (2010); Seven Folds in Time, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2009); In a World Like This, The Model, Sligo, (2006), travelling to Chisenhale Gallery, London (2007); The Silver Bridge, SMART, Amsterdam (2006); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2005); Nightingale, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, (2005 &1999); Plans for forgotten works, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, (2005); Ivana's Answers, Delfina Project Space, London, (2001); "Fledermaus she said....", Staatliche Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden, Germany, (1998) and Eyelashes, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, (1996).
 
In 1997, Irvine represented Ireland at the 47th Venice Biennale.
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Jaki Irvine, Ack Ro' (Live Performance)

NCAD Gallery

9 January 2020 Performance times 6.30pm & 7.45pm

NCAD Gallery presents a live performance of Ack Ro’, performed by artist Jaki Irvine, and musicians Louise Phelan (vocals), Joe O'Farrell (flute), Izumi Kimura (piano), and Sarah Grimes (percussion, drums).

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Jaki Irvine in Dwelling Poetically

ACCA, Melbourne

21 April – 24 June 2018

Jaki Irvine will be included in Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study, a group exhibition at ACCA, Melbourne.

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Jaki Irvine in Nachtstücke

Galerie für Gegenwartskunst (E-Werk), Freiburg

16 February – 25 March 2018

Group exhibition curated by Heidi Brunnschweiler. Artists: Nadia Lichtig, Jaki Irvine, Theo Eshetu, Elisabeth Bereznicki.

 

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Jaki Irvine, If the Ground Should Open… Live Event

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

13 December 2016, 7–10pm

In conjunction with her exhibition If the Ground Should Open… at IMMA, Jaki Irvine presents a one-off live performance of the entire work, eleven tracks, performed by the project performers.

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Jaki Irvine, If the Ground Should Open

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

23 September 2016 – 15 January 2017

A new solo exhibition by Jaki Irvine will open at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on 23 September 2016. If the Ground Should Open… is a specially commissioned work presented on the centenary of the historic Easter uprisings of 1916.

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Jaki Irvine, Deutsche Bank Commission

Deutsche Bank, Dublin

Permanent commission launching 6 November 2014

Each year, vast colonies of monarch butterflies journey 4,000 km from Canada to winter in the mountains near Angangueo, in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Passing through the USA, they are decimated by toxic crop sprays and other dangers. Exhausted, numb, clinging to tree trunks in the cold forest, they gradually spread their wings and fly as the first rays of sunshine filter through the trees and begin to thaw them out. The forest comes alive with their colours.

 

'Shot in Mexico: On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared (Vertical)', 2014; 20 framed archival pigment prints on wallpaper.

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Isabel Nolan and Jaki Irvine, PULL BITE RALLY

NCAD Gallery, Dublin

20 November - 16 December 2014

Isabel Nolan and Jaki Irvine participate in PULL BITE RALLY, an exhibition and parallel events series to mark the Black Church Print Studio 'Process' project, with other artists including Brian Fay, Damien Flood, Jesse Jones and Sarah Pierce. 

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Jaki Irvine, 'On holding on and letting go'

Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Wednesday 9 July, 6pm

Jaki Irvine will present three of her recent film works and talk about the ideas and concepts that connect them at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios first in its series of supporters club talks.
 

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Jaki Irvine, Super 8

Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6 April - 2 June 2013

Jaki Irvine is one of the featured artists in this artist-curated video art exhibition organised by Christopher Grimes Gallery LA and presented by Museum of Modern Art Rio - the final institution for the Super 8 show.

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