List of past exhibitions sorted in descending order by date, most recent appears first
26 Nov 2016 26 Feb 2017
Emily Jacir Europa
IMMA presents the first survey exhibition of acclaimed artist Emily Jacir's work in Ireland. Europa (the Italian and Arabic word for “Europe”) presents sculpture, film, drawings, large-scale installations and photography that focus on her work in Europe, in particular Italy and the Mediterranean.
29 Oct 2016 29 Jan 2017
Morph and Transform
In the Project Spaces, IMMA presents a series of artworks by contemporary artists including John O'Connell and Aideen Barry, working with animated drawings and materials, as well as exploring ideas and images of change and transformation.
23 Sep 2016 15 Jan 2017
Jaki Irvine If the Ground Should Open…
This new commission for IMMA is presented here for the first time on the occasion of the centenary of the historic Easter uprisings of 1916. This new sound and video work takes as a point of departure Irvine’s 2013 novel ‘Days of Surrender’, which focuses on Elizabeth O’Farrell and Julia Grenan.
The Plough and other stars: Invited Curator Kate Strain
This exhibition proposes some alternatives to death – space travel, time travel, reincarnation. Works by Riccardo Arena, Richard John Jones, Lara Khaldi and Yazan Khalili are brought together in the immortal domain of the museum, to explore strategies towards life extension, by artistic if not other means.
11 Aug 2016 28 Aug 2016
A Fair Land
Echoing the role artists and the European Arts and Crafts movement played in creating and articulating a new vision for Ireland pre-1916, IMMA and Grizedale Arts (UK) have collaborated to create an extraordinary new project in 2016 that examines the function of art. Re-thinking the Royal Hospital of Kilmainham cobblestoned quadrant as a model village, the project takes shape as a visual and working installation in IMMA’s iconic courtyard this August.
20 May 2016 28 Aug 2016
Simon Fujiwara The Humanizer
The Humanizer, British/Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara’s new commission for IMMA, is presented for the first time on the occasion of the centenary of the historic Easter uprisings of 1916. The Humanizer is Fujiwara’s proposition for an imagined Hollywood biopic composed almost uniquely of sound and based on the life of historical Irish nationalist figure Roger Casement (1864-1916). Created with contemporary Hollywood movie professionals The Humanizer is one of three major new works commissioned by IMMA that reflect on the legacy of the commemoration of the Irish State.
24 Mar 2016 01 Aug 2016
The Passion According to Carol Rama
Ignored for decades by official art history, Italian artist Carol Rama is now recognised as essential for understanding developments within contemporary art. Rama was belatedly recognised in 2003, receiving the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious international art exhibitions.
24 Mar 2016 24 Jul 2016
Patrick Hennessy: De Profundis
‘A strange and exotic presence in Irish art’, ‘standing alone’, ‘very un-Irish’, Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-80), was one of Ireland’s most successful post –war realist painters, but one whose work puzzled the critics writing in Dublin in the 60s and 70s.
16 Mar 2016 03 Apr 2016
Interweaving the histories of two entities—IMMA’s Residency Programme and the Free International University model advocated by Joseph Beuys & Dorothy Walker—students from the IADT Masters in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) will turn the Project Spaces into an experimental public research-hub.