Aisling O' Beirn
Since 2002
Works in Belfast Ireland

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BIO
Marjetica Potrc is a Ljubljana based artist and architect. Her work has been featured throughout Europe and the United States, including shows at the Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (1996); Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1996); Skulptur. Projekte in Muenster (1997); La casa, il Corpo, il Cuore: Konstruktion der Identitaeten, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (1999); Urban Visions, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts (1999); Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2000); Guggenheim Museum, NY (2001); Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2001); and Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (2002). In addition, Potrc has received numerous awards, including grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1993 and 1999) and the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana (1994), Parque de la Memoria Sculpture Prize, Buenos Aires (2000), a Philip Morris Kunstfoerderung Grant to participate in the International Studio Program of Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (2000) and The Hugo Boss Prize 2000, Guggenheim Museum.

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AISLING O' BEIRN

FLAXART STUDIOS, EDENDERRY INDST. EST.,298-330 CRUMLIN RD. BELFAST, BT14 7EE, PH / FAX ( 01232 ) 740463
email aislingobeirn@hotmail.com

EDUCATION; 1990, BA FINEART, SCULPTURE, UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER, AT BELFAST (Honors)

ONE PERSON SHOWS

2001
TEMPORARY PROVISIONS, installation, Gallery 3 Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, March

1998
BUREAU, commissioned instillation, Dun Laoghaire County. Hall, Concourse space
RENDER, ARECIPE FOR GESSO, Video, Heritage centre Seattle

1998
PLANETARIUM, Temple Bar Gallery's Atrium
CULTIVATE, OMAC, Belfast

1997
MODELLING STANDS, Uni. of Ulster, Belfast
CULTIVATE, Context Gallery Derry

1996
WANDERING SAILOR, Triskel Arts Centre
Cork

1995
GIOLLACHA HEICSEAGANACHA, Project Arts Centre, Dublin

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2002
Urban Projects, 2 person show, with M. Potrc, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Jan.

2001
EVA, Virtual Urban with M.Potrc Limerick city Library curator S. Hassan, March
INSTALL, Temporary Project for opening of Island Arts Center and Lisburn Civic Offices June 2001

2000
CARTOGRAPHY AND THE CITY, article in paper published by Catalyst Arts Nov '00
CELJE BLOW UP critical views, concrete
situations Group show Galerija Sodobne
Umetnosti, Celje, Slovenia
stART Site Specific Show Scotch Quay, Waterford City May 2000

1999
IRELAND / SLOVENIA EXCHANGE, Irish leg of exchange, Catalyst Arts, Belfast Nov '99 artist organised event, co- organiser
HORSEHEAD,public sculpture project Culturlann, Belfast
BOUNDRIES, group show Vasby Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
FREEZE, Art House, Temple Bar, Dublin
WOOD, Garoup show Newfoundland, Canada
1999 ONE FOR THE BODY, Group show, Monaghan Museum. Sept.
PANORAMA, two person show with L. Burrell, Tier Garten, with Unwahr Bureau, Berlin. July
RECONTRE DES ARTISTES DU QUATRIEMEPROGRAMME DU PEPINIERE, Pepiniere conference and group show, Instituto Cervantes, Paris Jan.
BRITISH ARCHITECTURE IN IRELAND, CULTURE AND CONFLICT, Puffin Room Gallery, New York,
INTERMEDIA, Triskel Arts Center,Cork
FIX, Catalyst Arts, June

1997
GRAFISCHE OBJEKTE, Druckwerkstadt
Gallery, Bremen, Germany, Feb.
ROLLING DEVOLUTION Touring show, Scotland and Ireland, curator B. McAvera
COLDFRAME, Collaborative public art project, Duthie Winter Gardens, Aberdeen
THE BEAUTIFUL JUNK SHOP, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Aug.
ART FROM THE RUCKSACK, Ireland / Slovenia Exchange, Likovni Salon and Museum, Celje, SKUC Gallery Ljubljana, day of performance
1996 IRELAND / ICELAND EXCHANGE, Ormeau
Baths Gallery, Belfast, March

AWARDS AND BURSARIES

2002Arts Council N.I. Bursary
2001 Arts Council N.I. Bursary
Art Flight NY Arts Council, Aerlingus
2000 CRC, Dept Foreign Affairs Award to partake in exhibition 'Blow UP' Slovenia, June 200
Art Flight, Arts Council Aer Lingus
Arts Council N.I. Award
Arts Council Award for Virtual Urban website
1998Art Flight, Arts Council, Aer Lingus New York
Arts Council N.I. Award,
C.R.C. joint Award
1997 British Council Travel Award,
C.R.C. Award,
Arts Council N.I. Award,
Belfast City Council travel Award,
1996Pepiniere Programme, Irish participant, Sculpture, Bratislava, Slovakia 96 / 97
Arts Council N.I. Award
1995EVA Open Award winner, adjudicator, M. Coral, Madrid,

BIBLOGRAPHY

2001
TRACKING THE URBAN ANIMAL, interview with M.Potrc, CIRCA 97 www.recirca.com EVA Catalogue, essay M. Hassan
TEMPORARY PROVISIONS,Belfast Review SuzannaChan CIRCA 96
APERTO BELFAST, Flash Art D. Jewsbury Summer '01
2000 CATALOGUE Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown Borough Councils Commissions 1999 Catalogue essay Angeline Morrison.
BLOWUP catalogue

1999
ALMANAC, JURGEN SCHNEIDER, book on Irish art, Unrast 99 OUT OF BELKAST catalogue, J. Sperling, Denison University Art Gallery ART FROM A RUCKSACK, catalogue, Ireland Slovenia exchange 1999

1998
PLANETARIUM, CIRCA, R. O' Cuive Spring '98,
S.S.I. Newsletter, Summer '98
Sunday Times May 10, Irish Times, March, S.S.I Newsletter May / June,
Temple Bar Review, Apr.

CULTURE AND CONFLICT, CIRCA, Summer '98,
Fortnight, May,
PEPINIERE Catalogue Feb. '98

1997
IN CONTEXT, Issue 1. Jan.
ROLLING DEVOLUTION, Catalogue essay, B. McAvera
Coldframe Collaboration Grampion t.v.
THE BEAUTIFUL JUNK SHOP, Sunday Times, G.Weston Sept. 1996
IRELANED / ICELAND EXCHANGE Catalogue, ARCADIA Catalogue

OTHER ACTIVITIES

BOARD MEMBER of Flaxart Studios and Sculptors Society of Ireland,

MEMBER OF Artists Association of Ireland, Catalyst Arts, and Visual Artists Association of Northern Ireland. 2000

PART TIME VISITING LECTURER, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Limerick School of Art and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast National College of Art and Design and Dun Laoghaire Art College Ongoing. 2000

SUSTRANS Arts Co-ordinator. Currently employed by this organisation to co ordinate and organise commissioning new public artwork for the National Cycle Network. In the North of Ireland 1999-2000. Projects ongoing.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, LONG KESH / MAZE During May 1999 I produced a body of architectural plaster casts recording the nature of the jail 1999

IRELAND SLOVENIA EXCHANGE, participant in this artist organised event. '97 / '99

PEPINIERE RESIDENCY, Irish participant, Sculpture Bratislava, Slovakia. '96 / '97

CURRENT AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS

LEABHAR MOR NA GAILGE Collaborative project between Irish and Scottish artists and poets

Reconstructions, Cetinje Biennale, Montenegro June 2002

Site-Ations 2002, Site Specific temporary works, Stasten Island Nerw York June 2002

IMAGES OF WORK CAN BE SEEN ON
OWN WEB SITE http://:www.aislingobeirn.fsnet.co.uk
HORSEHEAD http://www.horsehead.org
ARTHOUSE ARTIFACT http://www.artifact.ie
VIRTUAL URBAN www.potrc.org/vu
PRISONARTSFOUNDATION http://www.prisonartsfoundation.com