Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
T +44 (0)20 7494 1550 ~ F +44 (0)20 7287 3733

b. 1966, Dublin, Ireland

Overheard conversations and human incidents, casually observed, often form the starting point for Jaki Irvine’s work. She weaves these real events with fictitious narratives to produce haunting super 8, 16mm films and videos. Her work makes use of the potential discontinuity between moving image, musical score and narrator to undermine any sense of linear narrative. Irvine’s work suggests the fragmented mysterious and often absurd nature of the human condition.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017 If the Ground Should Open…, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2016 If the Ground Should Open…, a new commission at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
  • 2014 a solo exhibition at Matt’s Gallery, London
  • 2014 This Thing Echoes, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2013 Super 8, a group exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro
  • 2011 Dublin Contemporary, a group exhibition at various venues in Dublin
  • 2010 Seven Folds in Time, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2010 City of Women, a solo exhibition at The LAB, Dublin
  • 2007 In a World Like This, a solo exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, London
  • 2005 – 2006 The Silver Bridge, a group exhibition at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
  • 2005 Plans for Forgotten Works, a solo exhibition at Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
  • 2005 Towards a Polar Sea, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery

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Image of: If the Ground Should Open…
  • If the Ground Should Open… , 2016
  • 8 Channel HD video, Black & White. 48 minutes