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In a new strand of programming, the Museum presented some of today’s most prominent younger generation international artists, all exhibiting for the first time in Ireland. Working with the Museum’s curators, each artist addressed individual exhibition spaces. The resulting works encompassed painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video, and range from a radio-telescope for the courtyard by Honduras-born sculptor Paul Ramirez Jonas to a wall drawing by Yukinori Yanagi, one of the leading figures in contemporary Japanese art.


Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans b.1968

Wolfgang Tillmans (b. Remscheid, Germany,1968) lives and works in Berlin and London. He graduated from Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design in 1992. He has won numerous awards including the Turner Prize, UK (2000), the Cultural award of the German Society for Photography (2009), the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, Sweden (2015) and the Goslar Kaiserring Award, Germany (2018). — View Artist »

Gillian Wearing

Gillian Wearing b.1963

English artist Gillian Wearing (born 1963) studied at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Chelsea School of Art. Since the 1990s Wearing has challenged ideas of public and private, confession, self-exposure and voyeurism through the documentation of ordinary people in her photographic and film based practice. Wearing received the Turner Prize in 1997. She has exhibited extensively, including solo exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery, London; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Musée Rodin, Paris, and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. — View Artist »

Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher b.1965

American artist Ellen Gallagher attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, and the Skowhegan School of Art, Maine. Her work explores race and racial stereotyping, as evinced through the language and imagery employed in printed material such as 19th century minstrel playbooks. Gallagher received the American Academy Award in Art in 2000. She has exhibited extensively in the last decade, including the 2003 Venice Biennale. Her work is represented in public collections worldwide. Gallagher lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and New York City. — View Artist »