press release

IMMA presents an exhibition by one of Ireland’s most respected artists; Grace Weir. The exhibition will focus on a number of new works that will be supplemented by complementary existing works that span over 20 years of Weir’s creative output. She represented Ireland at the 49th International Venice Biennale and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and is currently Artist-in-Residence in the School Of Physics, Trinity College Dublin.

Working primarily in the moving image, Grace Weir makes a critical appraisal of film through film-making, in a practice that fuses documentation with highly authored situations. She is concerned with aligning a lived experience of the world with knowledge and theory. Weir probes the nature of a fixed identity and these questions are underpinned by the theories under her scrutiny, whether it is relativity, intentionality, film theory, the duality of light or the philosophy of time and history.