Siobhán Hapaska - 'Artist Talk'
Hosted by the School of Fine Art in collaboration with Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


20 Nov 2009
11:00 - 13:00



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Lecture presentation

Siobhán Hapaska - 'Artist Talk'

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Siobhán Hapaska
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Siobhán Hapaska's work explores themes of conflict and resolution, both domestic and political, juxtaposing natural and synthetic materials to create sculptural works united by a thoughtful and coherent analysis of human interaction. Hapaska's work addresses issues of communication, interiority, subjugation versus domination, loneliness and hurt, presenting each serious topic with an element of humour and an underlying hopefulness.

Siobhán Hapaska was born in 1963 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has lived and worked in London for over 27 years. Recent group exhibitions include Life? Biomorphic Forms in Sculpture, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2009) and Micro-narratives: tentation des petits realities, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Etienne (2008), along with a solo exhibition of newly commissioned work for Camden Arts Centre, London (2007). Hapaska exhibited in Documenta X (1997), represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale (2001), won the Paul Hamlyn Award (2003) and has exhibited widely throughout Europe and internationally. This is Hapaska's first residency and solo exhibition in Scotland.
Presented in collaboration with Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Hosted by The School of Fine Art, The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.