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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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Karla Black (b. 1972 Alexandria, Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow. She attended The Glasgow School of Art (1995–2000 and 2002–04), completing BA (Hons), MPhil (Art in Organisational Contexts), and MFA degrees. In 2011, Black represented Scotland at the 54th Venice Biennale (Karla Black. Scotland and Venice) and was nominated for the Turner Prize.

Black has had solo exhibitions at institutions including Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (2014); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA, and Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (both 2013); Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany and Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (all 2012); Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (2010); Modern Art Oxford, Oxford; Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany and Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (2009), among others.

Her works are held within many prestigious collections worldwide including the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; The Hammer Museum, LA; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; and Tate Gallery, London.

IMMA presented a solo exhibition of Black’s work in 2015.

Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.