Sibyl Montague’s practice foregrounds the primacy of material and its ability to perform. Working with a range of sources; vegetable and digital matter and engaging strategies of appropriation, or the (dis)assemblage and hacking of commodity goods. Her work focuses on locating generative, dissident terms from which to approach material and democratise form.
Sibyl Montague’s practice includes sculpture, video and installation. A graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, she was recent laureate of the Institut Francais Residency Programme at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (2017). Additional awards include Emerging Visual Artist Award, Wexford Arts Centre (2012) and Oriel Davies Open, Wales (2011). Recent presentations include Practice curated by Alice Butler, New Spaces, Derry; Saplings, Pallas Projects, Dublin; My Fears of Tomorrow are Melting Away, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Her moving image work was commissioned for the collection of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania. Montague is co-founder/co-curator of PLASTIK, festival of artists’ moving image.
IMMA 1000 Residency
May – October 2019
Upon receipt of the IMMA 1000 award Montague commented: ‘An award of this nature creates a significant, exciting platform for my practice. Access to studio, institutional support, incubated within the period of the residency, creates huge potential in terms of the level of experimentation and development I will be able to achieve in my practice.’
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