Biography and Artists Statement
Barbara Knezevic’s work is primarily object based, finding form both as individual, discrete artworks and more recently as complex stagings, formations of objects and image-making. These artworks and formations describe the peculiar human relationship to the things around us that is often typified by the art-object - things as agents, commodities, tools, proxies, artifacts, aloof matter and as models for representation.
Knezevic carefully considers how materials are selected and then fabricated. The work considers the potentially volatile material and interpretive relationships, the language of display and exhibition, and the ways in which artworks are represented, archived, stored, traded and discussed. Her practice concerns itself with how things function materially, ontologically and economically in the world.
Barbara Knezevic was born in Sydney, Australia and lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. She attended the Sydney College of the Arts (Bachelor Visual Arts) and National College of Art and Design, Dublin (Master of Fine Art). In 2015 she undertook residencies at Artspace, Sydney, Australia and HIAP in Helsinki, Finland. Recent exhibitions include With Leftover Agencies, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki (2016); Duality of Form, Solstice Arts Centre (2016); Seachange, Tulca Festival of Visual Art, curated by Mary Cremin (2015); Frontiers in Retreat HIAP, Helsinki, Curated by Jenni Nurmenniemi (2015); ULTRA, The LAB, Dublin City Council, (2014); Temple Bar Gallery and Studios are Dead, curated by Chris Fite Wassilak, TBG+S, Dublin (2013); Golden Mountain, Tulca Festival of Visual Art, curated by Valerie Connor (2013); Where exists a remnant, The Dock, Carrick on Shannon (2013); Future Perfect - We are here, Rubicon Projects, Brussels (2013); Whitewashing the Moon, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2012); After the Future, eva International Biennial of Art (2012). Forthcoming exhibitions include City Agents, curated by Jussi Koitela, at EKKM, Estonia in July 2016, The Last Thing on Earth, a solo exhibition at the MAC, Belfast in September 2016 and Exquisite tempo sector a solo exhibition of new work at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios in November 2016.