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Jaki Irvine - Artists - Kerlin Gallery

Jaki Irvine works with video installation, photography, music composition and writing. Her immersive video and sound installations tell stories through fragmented, elliptical and open-ended narratives informed by rigorous research. Irvine picks out evocative details from the landscape or cityscape, in particular honing in on Dublin and Mexico City, two cities that have shaped and informed her practice. Contested histories, sonic bricolage, the built environment, and the customs and communities of a city’s residents have all found their way into Irving’s deep-reaching and polyphonic work: songs that filter through a city’s streets, overheard conversations, the flap of a hummingbird’s wings are given equal gravitas. Her attention is often turned to the peripheral or the undervalued: recentring stories or figures written out of history, particularly female figures, or presenting an alternative approach to the present, making space for strangeness. Humans and nature become intertwined in her imaginative worldview, with plants, birds and creatures permeating her practice, and adding to the sense of the unknown and unknowable, and blurring the boundary between the real and the imagined. 

 

Jaki Irvine lives and works in Dublin and Mexico City, and is a regular artist advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.

Jaki Irvine - Artists - Kerlin Gallery

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Jaki Irvine 
Xilitla Window, 2019
video and sound installation, 4:34 minute loop duration, edition of 3

Jaki Irvine 
Xilitla Window, 2019
video and sound installation, 4:34 minute loop duration, edition of 3

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Cracklin Rosie 2019

Jaki Irvine 
Cracklin’ Rosie, 2019
neon, edition of 3
73 x 208 cm / 28.7 x 81.9 in total

 

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Jaki Irvine 
Ack Ro’ - 3 piece sync, 2019
video and sound installation, 3 synced monitors and audio, 20:39 minute loop duration, edition of 3

 

Jaki Irvine 
Ack Ro’ - 3 piece sync, 2019
video and sound installation, 3 synced monitors and audio, 20:39 minute loop duration, edition of 3

 

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Jaki Irvine 
Mill Lane, 2019
video and sound installation, 3:02 minute loop duration, edition of 3

 

Jaki Irvine 
Mill Lane, 2019
video and sound installation, 3:02 minute loop duration, edition of 3

 

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2014 Deutsche Bank
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2014 Deutsche Bank

Jaki Irvine 
Shot in Mexico: On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared (Vertical), 2014
vinyl wallpaper and a set of 20 framed archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle paper 
dimensions variable

 

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2016 If the Ground Should Open...
Jaki Irvine
Jaki Irvine
2016 If the Ground Should Open...

Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open..., 2016
video and sound installation, 8 separate monitors (black & white 4:3 ratio), 11 separate audio sound tracks, 48 mins duration and set of six etching on archival paper
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

 

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Jaki Irvine  Se Compra: Sin é 2014

Jaki Irvine 
Se Compra: Sin é, 2014
HD DVD duration: 17 minutes 37 seconds

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2011 Before the page is turned
Jaki Irvine
Jaki Irvine
Jaki Irvine
2011 Before the page is turned

Jaki Irvine 
Before the Page is Turned
Printworks ii
, 2011
HD DVD, duration: 5 minutes 11 seconds

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2010 Guanajuato

Jaki Irvine 
Guanajuato 14, 2010
HD DVD, duration: 4 minutes 6 seconds

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Jaki Irvine 
Old conditions for new love, 2008
lightjet print on fuji crystal paper framed
edition of 3 + 1 AP
80.5 x 98.5 cm / 31.7 x 38.8 in 
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Jaki Irvine 
Old conditions for new love, 2008
lightjet print on fuji crystal paper framed
edition of 3 + 1 AP
80.5 x 98.5 cm / 31.7 x 38.8 in 
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

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2008 Room Acoustics Revisited
Room Acoustics Revisited
2008
HD DVD
11 minutes 5 sec
Room Acoustics Revisited
2008
HD DVD
11 minutes 5 sec
Room Acoustics Revisited
2008
HD DVD
11 minutes 5 sec
Room Acoustics Revisited
2008
HD DVD
11 minutes 5 sec
Room Acoustics Revisited
2008
HD DVD
11 minutes 5 sec
Room Acoustics Revisited
2008
HD DVD
11 minutes 5 sec
2008 Room Acoustics Revisited

Jaki Irvine 
Room Acoustics Revisited, 2008
DVD projection, duration: 11 minutes 5 sec

 

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2007 In A World Like This
In a world like this
2007
9 Screen video installation, 4:3 PAL DVD
Continuous Loop
In a world like this
2007
9 Screen video installation, 4:3 PAL DVD
Continuous Loop
In a world like this
2007
9 Screen video installation, 4:3 PAL DVD
Continuous Loop
2007 In A World Like This

Jaki Irvine 
In a world like this, 2007
lightjet print on fuji crystal paper, mounted on aluminium
100 x 187 cm / 39.4 x 73.6 in 
Collection Bank of Montreal, Canada

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2003 The Silver Bridge

Jaki Irvine
The Silver Bridge, 2003
eight-channel video
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

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2003 The Actress
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2003 The Actress

Jaki Irvine 
The Actress, 2003
DVD projection, duration: 3 minutes 40 seconds 
Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Huge Lane

 

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2001 Ivana's Answers
Jaki Irvine
Jaki Irvine
Jaki Irvine
Jaki Irvine
2001 Ivana's Answers

Jaki Irvine 
Ivana’s Answers, 2001
DVD projection, duration: 10 minutes
Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

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Jaki Irvine 
Xilitla Window, 2019
video and sound installation, 4:34 minute loop duration, edition of 3

Jaki Irvine 
Xilitla Window, 2019
video and sound installation, 4:34 minute loop duration, edition of 3

Cracklin Rosie 2019

Jaki Irvine 
Cracklin’ Rosie, 2019
neon, edition of 3
73 x 208 cm / 28.7 x 81.9 in total

 

Jaki Irvine 
Ack Ro’ - 3 piece sync, 2019
video and sound installation, 3 synced monitors and audio, 20:39 minute loop duration, edition of 3

 

Jaki Irvine 
Ack Ro’ - 3 piece sync, 2019
video and sound installation, 3 synced monitors and audio, 20:39 minute loop duration, edition of 3

 

Jaki Irvine 
Mill Lane, 2019
video and sound installation, 3:02 minute loop duration, edition of 3

 

Jaki Irvine 
Mill Lane, 2019
video and sound installation, 3:02 minute loop duration, edition of 3

 

2014 Deutsche Bank

Jaki Irvine 
Shot in Mexico: On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared (Vertical), 2014
vinyl wallpaper and a set of 20 framed archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle paper 
dimensions variable

 

2016 If the Ground Should Open...

Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open..., 2016
video and sound installation, 8 separate monitors (black & white 4:3 ratio), 11 separate audio sound tracks, 48 mins duration and set of six etching on archival paper
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

 

Jaki Irvine  Se Compra: Sin é 2014

Jaki Irvine 
Se Compra: Sin é, 2014
HD DVD duration: 17 minutes 37 seconds

2011 Before the page is turned

Jaki Irvine 
Before the Page is Turned
Printworks ii
, 2011
HD DVD, duration: 5 minutes 11 seconds

2010 Guanajuato

Jaki Irvine 
Guanajuato 14, 2010
HD DVD, duration: 4 minutes 6 seconds

Jaki Irvine 
Old conditions for new love, 2008
lightjet print on fuji crystal paper framed
edition of 3 + 1 AP
80.5 x 98.5 cm / 31.7 x 38.8 in 
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Jaki Irvine 
Old conditions for new love, 2008
lightjet print on fuji crystal paper framed
edition of 3 + 1 AP
80.5 x 98.5 cm / 31.7 x 38.8 in 
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2008 Room Acoustics Revisited

Jaki Irvine 
Room Acoustics Revisited, 2008
DVD projection, duration: 11 minutes 5 sec

 

2007 In A World Like This

Jaki Irvine 
In a world like this, 2007
lightjet print on fuji crystal paper, mounted on aluminium
100 x 187 cm / 39.4 x 73.6 in 
Collection Bank of Montreal, Canada

2003 The Silver Bridge

Jaki Irvine
The Silver Bridge, 2003
eight-channel video
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2003 The Actress

Jaki Irvine 
The Actress, 2003
DVD projection, duration: 3 minutes 40 seconds 
Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Huge Lane

 

2001 Ivana's Answers

Jaki Irvine 
Ivana’s Answers, 2001
DVD projection, duration: 10 minutes
Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

Jaki Irvine - Artists - Kerlin Gallery

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2005

Selected solo exhibitions include: The Bower Gallery (2021); Ack Ro’, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, (2020); If the Ground Should Open..., Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, (2016–2017); City of Women, The LAB, Dublin, (2010); Seven Folds in Time, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2009); In a World Like This, The Model, Sligo, (2006), travelling to Chisenhale Gallery, London (2007); The Silver Bridge, SMART, Amsterdam (2006); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2005); Nightingale, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, (2005 &1999); Plans for forgotten works, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, (2005); Ivana’s Answers, Delfina Project Space, London, (2001); “Fledermaus she said....”,Staatliche Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden, Germany, (1998) and Eyelashes, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, (1996). In 1997, Irvine represented Ireland in the Venice Biennale.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions Thumbnails
Jaki Irvine
ro' ro', 2021
The Bower Gallery, London 
Jaki Irvine
ro' ro', 2021
The Bower Gallery, London 
Jaki Irvine
ro' ro', 2021
The Bower Gallery, London 
Jaki Irvine
ro' ro', 2021
The Bower Gallery, London 
Jaki Irvine
ro' ro', 2021
The Bower Gallery, London 
Jaki Irvine
ro' ro', 2021
The Bower Gallery, London 
Jaki Irvine
ro' ro', 2021
The Bower Gallery, London 
Jaki Irvine
ro' ro', 2021
The Bower Gallery, London 

Jaki Irvine
ro' ro', 2021
The Bower Gallery, London 

Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2018
as part of the group exhibition Nachtstücke at E-WERK, Freiburg, Germany
Photo: Marc Doradzillo  
Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2018
as part of the group exhibition Nachtstücke at E-WERK, Freiburg, Germany
Photo: Marc Doradzillo  
Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2018
as part of the group exhibition Nachtstücke at E-WERK, Freiburg, Germany
Photo: Marc Doradzillo  
Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2018
as part of the group exhibition Nachtstücke at E-WERK, Freiburg, Germany
Photo: Marc Doradzillo  
Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2018
as part of the group exhibition Nachtstücke at E-WERK, Freiburg, Germany
Photo: Marc Doradzillo  
Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2018
as part of the group exhibition Nachtstücke at E-WERK, Freiburg, Germany
Photo: Marc Doradzillo  
Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2018
as part of the group exhibition Nachtstücke at E-WERK, Freiburg, Germany
Photo: Marc Doradzillo  

Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2018
as part of the group exhibition Nachtstücke at E-WERK, Freiburg, Germany
Photo: Marc Doradzillo  

Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2016
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2016
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2016
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2016
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2016
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2016
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2016
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Jaki Irvine
A Room of one's own, 2015
Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City

Jaki Irvine
A Room of one's own, 2015
Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City

Jaki Irvine
In a World Like This, 2007
Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Jaki Irvine
In a World Like This, 2007
Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Jaki Irvine
In a World Like This, 2007
Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Jaki Irvine
In a World Like This, 2007
Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Jaki Irvine
In a World Like This, 2007
Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

Jaki Irvine
In a World Like This, 2007
Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

Jaki Irvine
The Silver Bridge, 2005-06
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Jaki Irvine
The Silver Bridge, 2005-06
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Jaki Irvine
The Silver Bridge, 2005-06
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Jaki Irvine
The Silver Bridge, 2005-06
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Jaki Irvine
The Silver Bridge, 2005-06
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Jaki Irvine
The Silver Bridge, 2005-06
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Jaki Irvine
ro' ro', 2021
The Bower Gallery, London 

Jaki Irvine
ro' ro', 2021
The Bower Gallery, London 

Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2018
as part of the group exhibition Nachtstücke at E-WERK, Freiburg, Germany
Photo: Marc Doradzillo  

Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2018
as part of the group exhibition Nachtstücke at E-WERK, Freiburg, Germany
Photo: Marc Doradzillo  

Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2016
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Jaki Irvine
If the Ground Should Open…, 2016
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Jaki Irvine
A Room of one's own, 2015
Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City

Jaki Irvine
A Room of one's own, 2015
Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City

Jaki Irvine
In a World Like This, 2007
Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

Jaki Irvine
In a World Like This, 2007
Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

Jaki Irvine
The Silver Bridge, 2005-06
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Jaki Irvine
The Silver Bridge, 2005-06
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Jaki Irvine
Ack Ro'
Kerlin Gallery
24 January - 29 February 2020
Cinematographer: Esme Pum McNamee

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Jaki Irvine
Ack Ro'
Kerlin Gallery
24 January - 29 February 2020
Cinematographer: Esme Pum McNamee