Sam Keogh’s work melds performance, installation and sculpture into scrappy and mutable wholes. Sculpture and collage often serve as props and mnemonic devices for performances but are also in excess of these functions, spilling over with idiosyncratic detail and extraneous information.
Keogh is based between Ireland and London. He holds a BFA in Fine Art Painting from NCAD and an MFA in Studio Practice from Goldsmiths College. He recently completed the Rijksakademie residency in Amsterdam and selected solo exhibitions include Kapton Cadaverine, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 2018; Eurocopter EC135, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany 2016; Four Fold, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin 2015 and Mop, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 2013. Group exhibitions include Something II be Scared of, Syndicate Gallery, Cologne 2017; DARKWATER; The Dead of the Night curated by Tai Shani and Anne Duffau, CPG London 2017; ECTOPLASM curated by Pádraic E. Moore, 1646, The Hague 2016; Riddle of the Burial Grounds, curated by Tessa Giblin, Extra City, Antwerp 2016. Current and forthcoming exhibitions include SOMETHING 3 BE SCARED OF, No.w.Here, Bethnal Green, London 2018; Glasgow International, Scotland 2018; 1646 Gallery, Den Hague, The Netherlands 2018; Hotwheels Gallery, Athens 2018 and Illuminations, NUI Maynooth 2018.
Other 2018 exhibitions included ‘SOMETHING 3 BE SCARED OF’, No.w.Here, Bethnal Green, London, February 16th 2018; EVA International, Limerick, Ireland, April 2018; Glasgow International, Scotland, April 2018 and and solo show in 1646 Gallery, Den Hague, The Netherlands, June 2018; Hotwheels Gallery, Athens, October 2018; Illuminations, NUI Maynooth, November 2018
1 Jan – 31 Mar 2018
Sam Keogh’s Production Residency focused on a new commission by EVA International supported through the Arts Council Ireland’s Open Call programme. While on residency at IMMA Keogh developed a new installation and performance which will be opened on 14 April 2018 in Limerick as part of EVA International. The work takes the form of a vast defunct control panel which sets the stage for performance where an astronaut returns to addresses the audience directly in the mode of a TED talk or Silicon Valley Sales pitch. Sam Keogh’s work melds performance, installation and sculpture into scrappy and mutable wholes. Sculpture and collage often serve as props and mnemonic devices for performances but are also in excess of these functions, spilling over with idiosyncratic detail and extraneous information.
Sam Keogh’s performance Integrated Mystery House, a mixed media installation and performance for EVA will take place at 5pm on 13 April at the Cleeve’s Condensed Milk Factory, Limerick.
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