Siobhán Hapaska

Siobhán Hapaska, Love, 2016, Concrete cloth, fibreglass, two pack acrylic paint and lacquer, oak, 141 x 233 x 102 cm / 55.5 x 91.7 x 40.2 in

Siobhán Hapaska  Untitled 2016 carbonized oak, white marble powder, aluminium & acrylic twinwall channel 95.5 x 95 cm / 37.6 x 37.4 in 

Siobhán Hapaska, Us, 2016, Concrete cloth, fibreglass, two pack acrylic paint and lacquer, stainless steel, oak 135 x110 x 100cm / 53.1 x 43.3 x 39.4 in

Siobhán Hapaska, Snake and Apple, 2015, aluminium, artificial snakeskin, fibreglass, two-pack acrylic paint, lacquer, 185 x 80 x 50 cm / 72.8 x 31.5 x 19.7 in 

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Siobhán Hapaska, Touch, 2016, concrete cloth, oak, synthetic fur, aluminium, steel, two-pack acrylic paint and lacquer, 230 x 95 x 140 cm / 90.6 x 37.4 x 55.1 in 

Siobhán Hapaska, Bird, 2016, concrete cloth, fibreglass, stainless steel, 100 x 110 x 100 cm / 39.4 x 43.3 x 39.4 in 

Siobhán Hapaska 
Repressed Apple 
2015
aluminium, artificial snakeskin, fiberglass, two-pack acrylic paint, lacquer
300 x 65 x 77 cm / 118.1 x 25.6 x 30.3 in 
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Siobhán Hapaska
Downfall
2009–2015
Olive trees, aluminium, electronic motors, electrical cable
dimensions variable
 
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Siobhán Hapaska 
Sensory Spaces 5 
2014
Olive trees, electronic motors, electrical cable
dimensions variable
 

 

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Intifada 
2014
Olive trees, aluminium, electronic motors, electrical cable
dimensions variable

a wolf, an olive tree and circumstances
2013
aluminium tubing, forged scaffold fittings, 2 military ratchet straps, artificial wolf fur, vibratory motor, electrical components, Olive tree
250 x 450 x 260 cm / 98.4 x 177.2 x 102.4 in

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Siobhan Hapaska
Wall Piece II
2013
powdered white marble, carbonized crushed olive stone, crushed olive stone, iron powder, silicone polycarbonate
150 x 150 cm / 59.1 x 59.1 in  

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the recent incarnation of two advanced souls

2012
aluminium, drop forged scaffold fittings, olive trees, olive tree root balls, motors and various engineering components
97 x 350 x 160 cm / 38.2 x 137.8 x 63 in

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four angels
2012
Selenite, aluminium, forged aluminium fittings, concrete cloth, LEDs and electrical components
150 x 100 x 100 cm / 59.1 x 39.4 x 39.4 in

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light lives in a box

2012
solid aluminum plate, stainless steel fittings, mirror polished stainless steel, leather, brass, micro mosaic limestone, olive oil, candle wicks
Dimensions variable

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a great miracle needs to happen there

2011
olive trees “Olea europaea”, lead free solder, brass, steel, cast iron, 9 elements
dimensions of each vary

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footings

2011
Jesmonite, iron powder, white granulated marble, slate powder, perlite,vermiculite, olive oil and lit taper.
25 elements arranged in a specified grid

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the world at daybreak
2011
steel, travertine spilt faced marble, split faced limestone, moss, aluminium
250 x 96 x 69 cm / 98.4 x 37.8 x 27.2 in 

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The nose that lost its dog
2010
coyote fur, steel components, leather, stainless steel and copper acupuncture needles, iron powder in resin
48.3 x 39.4 x 33 cm / 19 x 15 1/2 x 13 in

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Tick
2009
steel gas pipe, fibreglass deerskin, LED components, slate powder in resin
196 x 214 x 229 cm / 77.2 x 84.3 x 90.2 in 

The dog that lost its nose
2009
stainless steel, deerskin, leather, rotator motors, steel cable
56 x 400 cm / 22 x 157.5 in height variable 

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Playa De Los Intranquilos

2004
fiberglass, two pack acrylic paint, sand, palm tree trunks
synthetic foliage, coconuts,  nylon, plastic and glass
dimensions variable 

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Indestructible 

2007

fiberglass, two pack acrylic paint, lacquer, artificial flowers, 9mm bullet cartridges

38.1 x 38.1 x 61 cm / 15 x 15 x 24 in 

Here

1995
fiberglass, opalescent paint, acrylic lacquer, lambswool, harness, piped water, oxygen
100 x 400 x 186 cm / 39.4 x 157.5 x 73.2 in 

 

Old Sub

1996

fiberglass, two-pack lacquer paint

165 x 100 x 70 cm / 65 x 39.4 x 27.6 in 

Mayday

2001
DVD (12 min 6 sec loop)
Irish Pavilion, 49th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2001

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Saint Christopher

1995
wax, human hair, cotton, oil paint
90 x 50 x 70 cm / 35.4 x 19.7 x 27.6 in 

Siobhán Hapaska
Kerlin Gallery
17th December 2016 - 4th February 2017
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Siobhán Hapaska, The Mobility of Facts, Bloomberg SPACE 30 September – 17 December 2016

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Siobhán Hapaska, Some Are Nights Others Stars, Towner Art Gallery 23 July - 25 September 2016

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Siobhán Hapaska
Love, Touch and Bird 2016
concrete cloth, fibreglass, two-pack acrylic paint and lacquer, oak
141 x 233 x 102 cm / 55.5 x 91.7 x 40.2 in
230 x 95 x 140 cm / 90.6 x 37.4 x 55.1 in
100 x 110 x 100 cm / 39.4 x 43.3 x 39.4 in 
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Siobhán Hapaska, 2116: Forecast of the next century, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 25 March – 3 July 2016

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Siobhán Hapaska
Magnetism
Hazelwood House
28 June – 27 September 2015
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La La La Human Steps
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam 
7 February 2015 - 25 May 2016
Siobhán Hapaska
Azerbaijan Pavilion 
56th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia
9 May - 22 November 2015 
 
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Sensory Spaces 5
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
11 October 2014 - 25 January 2015
Photo: Hans Wilschut, Rotterdam
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Magasin 3
Curated by Richard Julin
September 28, 2013 – June 8, 2014
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Siobhán Hapaska and Stephen McKenna
30 November 2012 – 19 January 2013
Kerlin Gallery 
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Siobhán Hapaska
Into the Light: The Arts Council 
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland; Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland
2012
Siobhán Hapaska
a great miracle needs to happen there
Kerlin Gallery
26th August - 1st October 2011
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The Nose That Lost Its Dog 
Glasgow Sculpture Studios
05 November – 30 January 2009
 
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Siobhán Hapaska
British Art Show 6, 
BALTIC The Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
2005
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Siobhán Hapaska
May Day
Irish Pavilion, 49th Venice Biennale, Venice
2001
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  • Siobhán Hapaska, "light lives in a box" at Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art from MAGASIN III Museum & Foundation on Vimeo.

    Richard Julin & Bronwyn Griffith in conversation with Siobhán Hapaska September 26, 2013.
    Siobhán Hapaska, solo exhibition at Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art 2013/2014


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  • Siobhán Hapaska from ARTtube on Vimeo.

    The work of artist Siobhán Hapaska's (Belfast 1963) extends over twenty years. She works both abstract and figurative, with attention to traditional precision and contemplation. She uses a multitude of images and materials including olive trees which appear in her recent work. In Greek mythology, the olive tree symbolizes the birth of Western civilization. The trees also possess symbolic value for both Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Hapaska's installation for Sensory Spaces 5 at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen consists of nine olive trees that hang horizontally in space and continuously shake. 

     

b. 1963, Belfast, Northern Ireland
 

Siobhán Hapaska continually reconsiders the role of the object in contemporary sculpture. At the core of Hapaska’s work is a consideration of human relations. Accepting all the difficulties of our current global condition and its often violent opposing forces and conflicting ideologies, her work strives to find a position of balance and a sense of equilibrium. Hapaska goes about this with a dazzling array of materials, each loaded with history and multiple readings. These materials are persuaded into complex relationships of both potential energy and harmony. Often enigmatic in form, each work or installation betrays a sober exploration of emotion that is undercut with a sense of humour and always devoid of cynicism or pessimism.

 

Hapaska’s recent work employs a new material, ‘concrete cloth’. This recent invention, a concrete-infused canvas, was developed for the speedy construction of emergency dwellings. Its use by Hapaska accentuates the biomorphic nature of her work but also speaks to the very contemporary concerns regarding housing for refugees and those suffering the effects of natural disasters. In each of these new sculptures, there is a relationship between two elements, each is a resolution of conflict or a system of support.

 

Current and forthcoming exhibitions include 2116, Eli & Edythe Broad Museum, Michigan (5 November 2016 – 2 April 2017) and Disobedient Bodies, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield. In Summer 2017, Hapaska will install a new outdoor sculpture at Château la Coste, Aix-en-Provence. Recent solo exhibitions include Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2015); Magasin 3, Stockholm (2013) and Camden Arts Centre, London (2007). In 1997, Hapaska took part in Documenta X and in 2001, she represented Ireland at the 49th Venice Biennale. Her work is in many major institutional collections including The Boijamns, The TATE, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

 

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Siobhán Hapaska in Disobedient Bodies

The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK

18 March – 18 June 2017

Curated by Jonathan Anderson.

 

Artists include: Jean Arp, Louise Bourgeois, Lynn Chadwick, Naum Gabo, Siobhán Hapaska, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, Henry Moore, Magali Reus and Dorothea Tanning. Fashion designers include: Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons, Helmut Lang and Issey Miyake.

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Siobhán Hapaska in Strike Site

Pi Artworks, London

12 January – 25 February

Artists: Ana Čvorović, Anna Fasshauer, Brian Griffiths, Siobhán Hapaska, Alice Hartley, and Jack Killick. Curated by Sacha Craddock. 

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2116: Forecast of the Next Century

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University

5 November 2016 – 2 April 2017

Artists: Amanda Coogan, Maud Cotter, Gary Coyle, Eleanor Duffin, Damien Flood, Siobhán Hapaska, Ramon Kassam, Sam Keogh, Ruth Lyons, Eoin McHugh, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Mairead O’hEocha, Niamh O’Malley, Darn Thorn, Lee Welch, and the Centre for Genomic Gastronomy.

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Siobhán Hapaska in The Mobility of Facts

Bloomberg SPACE, London

30 September – 17 December 2016

Three-person exhibition with Giuseppe Gabellone and Charlotte Posenenske.

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Siobhán Hapaska in Some Are Nights Others Stars

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

23 July – 25 September 2016

Work by Siobhán Hapaska will be included in Some Are Nights Others Stars at Towner Art Gallery. The exhibition brings together international artists whose works embody the contrasting experiences of displacement, loss and separation with the dynamic possibilities of movement, transformation and remembrance.

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Siobhán Hapaska, Magnetism

Hazelwood House, Sligo, Ireland

28 June – 27 September 2015

Group exhibition

Hazelwood Estate presents Magnetism, a major contemporary art exhibition in the old Snia/Saehan factory that sits on the peninsula at the historic site of Hazelwood in County Sligo.

 

Curated by Vaari Claffey the show brings large-scale sculptural works by a group of Irish and international artists together with a video programme, compiled to reflect the history of the factory at the site where magnetic video tape was manufactured from 1987-2005. 

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Siobhán Hapaska, Vita Vitale

The Azerbaijan Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

9 May – 22 November 2015

Venice Biennale exhibition

Siobhán Hapaska participates in 'Vita Vitale', a group exhibition curated by Artwise. It is one of two exhibitions held in the Azerbaijan Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale.

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Siobhán Hapaska, Face Value

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, London, UK

27 March – 13 June 2015

An exhibition of portraiture from the Arts Council Collection

This exhibition presents portraiture in a variety of medium including painting, collage, bronze and new media. Sitting peacefully against a wall in the gallery will be the hyper-realistic sculpture by Siobhan Hapaska, entitled Saint Christopher. Although initially surprising and unsettling, this man rests in a calm, contemplative manner. Created predominantly from wax and incorporating human hair this work disrupts the safety of the contained 2D works showing that portraiture can occupy and invade a viewer’s space becoming almost too close for comfort.

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Siobhán Hapaska

La La La Human Steps

7 January – 17 May 2015

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

The major spring exhibition ‘La La La Human Steps’ in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen features a hundred works of art from the museum’s collection, including work by Siobhán Hapaska. These works all deal with la condition humaine: human failings. Four top choreographers have each created a duet especially for the exhibition.

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2014 New City Art Prize

04 December 2014

The inaugural MK Community Foundation New City Art Prize for the Visual Arts has been awarded to Siobhán Hapaska.

The 2014 New City Art Prize, funded by MK Community Foundation, recognises an outstanding and innovative UK artist, and aims to connect emerging visual artists in and around Milton Keynes to national developments in contemporary art.

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Sensory Spaces 5

11th October 2014 - 25th January 2015

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Sensory Spaces is the title of a series of solo exhibitions at the Willem van der Vorm Gallery, the freely accessible exhibition space in the entrance area of the museum. For each edition, one artist asked to turn. Properties of the space in a surprising way to his hand for the fifth edition Siobhán Hapaska create a site-specific work.

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New Art New Nature

Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Siobhan Hapaska, William McKeown, Paul Seawright

10 October 2014 - 28 June 2015

Ulster Museum

A new exhibition examining the role of nature in the work of Irish and International artists over the past seventy years opens to the public at the Ulster Museum. New Art, New Nature includes work by world-renowned figures including Henri Matisse, William Scott and Willie Doherty.  Paintings by one of Northern Ireland’s most important artists of the last century, William McKeown, will also be displayed at the museum for the first time, together with work by Dorothy Cross, Siobhan Hapaska and Paul Seawright amongst others.

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'Re Framing the Domestic in Irish Art'

Kathy Prendergast, William McKeown, Isabel Nolan, Siobhan Hapaska, Dorothy Cross

29 April - 29 August 2014

Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda

‘Home is no longer a dwelling but the untold story of a life being lived.’[1]

 

A large-scale group exhibition featuring works by Kathy Prendergast, William McKeown, Isabel Nolan, Siobhan Hapaska, and Dorothy Cross.

 

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'A Sligo group show dreams big and succeeds', The Irish Times

by Aidan Dunne

1 September 2015

The Irish Times

"Hapaska’s Downfall consists of 11 olive trees suspended horizontally in a network of packing straps under tension. A motor hums and the trees vibrate. In Greek mythology, we are told, the olive tree symbolises the birth of western civilisation, but Hapaska infuses it with unease and foreboding. Her installation would be entirely at home in the Turbine Hall ..."

- Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 1/9/15

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