Maeve Brennan

Maeve Brennan (1990, UK) is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Working with moving image, installation, sculpture and printed matter, her practice explores the political and historical resonance of material and place. She develops long-term investigations led by personal encounters, drawing on forms of expertise that encompass a material practice – geologists, archaeologists, architects, conservationists – with a particular focus on repair.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Chisenhale Gallery, London; The Whitworth, University of Manchester; Spike Island, Bristol; Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin; Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku, Finland; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria and OUTPOST, Norwich. Her films have been screened internationally at festivals including International Film Festival Rotterdam (shortlisted Tiger Shorts Award 2018) and FILMADRID (Official Competition 2018). Brennan was a fellow of Home Workspace Programme, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2013 -14) and was the recipient of the Jerwood/FVU Award2018. She is currently the Stanley Picker Fine Art Fellow (2019-21) and is participating in British Art Show 9.

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Fig. 1. Maeve Brennan, installation view, The Goods, 2018,
KUB Billboards. photo by Markus Tretter,
Courtesy the artist

Fig. 2. Maeve Brennan, film still, The Drift, 2017, HD video, 50:29 min, colour, sound, 
Produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol, Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore,
Courtesy of the artist

Fig. 3. Maeve Brennan, film still, Listening in the Dark, 2018,
HD video, 43:30 min, colour, surround sound, Commissioned for Jerwood/FVU Awards, Courtesy of the artist