Kunstverein Aughrim is working with artist Áine McBride throughout 2023.
Áine McBride graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, in 2016 and, since then, her work has been included in several projects: Habitat HQ, a site responsive installation solo project organised by the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, in which the artist created an immersive sculptural environment within the brutalist concourse of Trinity College’s Arts Building. Other recent exhibitions include: UNCANNY, a Two-person exhibition with Nicolas Bourthoumieux at 10N, Brussels, …and the days run away like wild horses over the hills…, Scoil Lorcáin, Dublin (2019), Periodical Review 2017, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2017), NEU-GEN 2017: Towards Both the Parts, NCAD Gallery, Dublin (2017). McBride’s first solo exhibition, work suite, took place at mother’s tankstation, Dublin in February 2018. Her second solo exhibition with the gallery, ~ set opened at mother’s tankstation, London in May 2019. McBride is the recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Award 2017, Visual Arts Bursary Award (2019, 2020), and has been selected for residencies at FLACC, Genk in Belgium (2019) and Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin (2018 – 2020). McBride was also one of the artists selected for the Platform Commissions programme for the 39th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art held in Limerick, Ireland. Augmenting the 19th century architecture of Limerick’s Sailor’s Home, McBride presented and/or land in September 2020 as part of Phase 1 of the Biennial. McBride held her third solo exhibition with mother’s tankstation | Dublin in Autumn 2021.
Kunstverein Aughrim’s collaboration with Áine McBride is supported by the Regional Cultural Centre and the Arts Council of Ireland.