Grace Weir
Grace Weir is concerned with aligning a lived experience of the world with conceptual knowledge and theory. Through the dynamic of practice and representation, her work focuses on the slippages between the conceptual and experiential.

One particular area of Weir’s work is her unique approach to research, based on encounters with scientists, philosophers, practitioners from other disciplines or with specifics such as objects, archives and locations. Weir probes the nature of a fixed identity, the relationship between reality and representation, memory and record, history and the present, underpinned by the theories and entities under her scrutiny, whether scientific, philosophical or cultural.

Engaging with processes of definition of both form and theory as a way to transform meaning, the works unfold trajectories of thought in particular where matters of resolution and temporality collide. Creating a dialogue between the nature of ideas and the ways in which thinking is materialised, the works frequently refer to the act of making and the mediums in which they are made, including where time itself forms the work.

The resulting work ranges from cinematic works and installations to paintings, photographic work, lecture-performances and web projects.
Grace Weir represented Ireland at the 49th International Venice Biennale and has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. She was an Artist-in-Residence in Trinity College Dublin (2012-2015) and had a major solo exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015-2016). In 2019 she was commissioned by The Institute of Physics (UK and Ireland) to create an installation 'Time Tries All Things' for the inaugural show in the Gallery at the Institute of Physics in London.
Reviews and Interviews:
Bentivegna, Marco & Meinzer, Nina, The wings of time, Nature Physics 15 , 305–305, April 2019
Carey-Kent, Paul, Recommended London Art Exhibitions, ArtLyst, February 2019
Tipton, Gemma, Time Tries All Things, The Irish Times, Feb 16 2019
Brooks, Michael,
Time Tries All Things, New Scientist, Jan 30 2019
Westall, Mark, Interview, Fad Magazine, Jan 21 2019
Hall, Tom,
Radio Interview, Monocle Weekly, Issue 498, Jan 20 2019
Gibbons, Gertrude,
Special Insert - Lost in Spoleto, Soanyway magazine, Volume 2 Issue Two, Jan 2019
Broome, Henry, Studio International, Nov 2017
Gilchrist, Kylie,
ArtForum Critics’ Picks, Oct 2017
Harbison, Isobel, Frieze magazine, April 2016
McKee, Francis,
Critical response, IMMA Talks, March 2016
Tipton, Gemma,
Weir science: a stellar artistic voyage that poses big questions, The Irish Times, January 21, 2016
Tipton, Gemma,
ArtForum Critic’s Picks 2016
Kelly-Murphy, Aidan,
LeCool Dublin, Dec 2015
Down by the Dougie,
Grace Weir at the IMMA, Dec 2 2015
Point 101,
Artist of the Month - Grace Weir, Nov 15 2015
In conversation with Sam Thorne and Rachael Thomas, 3 different nights, recurring, IMMA Talks, 2015
Neil, Ken,
Grace Weir in ‘Time Out of Mind: Works from the IMMA Collection’, 2012
Lack, Jessica, 
Artist of the week, 39, The Guardian, 2009
AAI, Mulhall, Stephen (Editor), Building Material, Art and Architecture, Issue 19, 2009
Garvey, Jane,
Radio 4 Woman’s hour interview, 2007
Woodger, Clint, Artlink, Vol 24 no. 4, 2004
Santacatterina, Stella, Flash Art, July-September, 2003
Huffman, Kathy Rae, Grace Weir: A Fine Line, Cornerhouse, Manchester, catalogue, 2003
Groom, Simon, Flights of Reality, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, catalogue, 2002
Clancy, Luke, ArtReview, July/August , 2002
Tan, Eugene, Contemporary, January, 2002
Dunne, Aidan, The Irish Times, July 9, 2002
Murphy, Patrick T. La Biennale de Venezia, 49th Esposizione Internazionale D’Arte, catalogue, 2001
Lillington, Karlin, Clouds, Wired magazine, Nov 2001
Tipton, Gemma, Circa No. 96, 2001
Griffin, Tim, The Grotesqueness of Desire, insideART Gallery, Chicago, catalogue, 2000
Dunne, Aidan, The Irish Times, September 28, 2000
Lauterbach, Ann, Tracking (in search of objects), Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, catalogue, 2000
Sheridan, Noel,  Around now. Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, catalogue, 2000
Ruane, Medb, The Sunday Times (UK), October 1, 2000
Hutchinson, John, Utopias, Douglas Hyde Gallery, catalogue, 1999