Born in Dublin, in 1962, Grace Weir works primarily in the moving image and installation. A graduate of the National College of Art and Design and Trinity College, Dublin (M.Sc in Interactive Media), her work focusses on the slippages between the conceptual and experiential in different fields of enquiry.
One particular area of her work is her unique approach to research, based on a series of conversations and experiments with scientists, philosophers and practitioners from other disciplines. The resulting work ranges from structural cinematic works and installations to experimental videos, lecture-performances and web projects.
She represented Ireland at the 49th International Venice Biennale in 2001. Selected solo shows include The Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015-2016); Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane (2009); The Science Museum, London (2007); Furini Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo, Italy (2007); The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia (2004); Percy Miller Gallery, London(2003) and Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (2003).
Group exhibitions include The Universe Cleft to the Core, De León, Bath, UK (2016); PLATO video06 – Modernism, Czech Republic (2016); Super 8, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro (2013); Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, USA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Künstlerhaus Berlin, Germany (2012); Circling the square, Gracelands, EVA International Limerick (2012); Apertures & Anxieties, RHA Gallery, Dublin (2011); Loop ’08, Fundacio Miro, Barcelona (2008); Through the Lens, BAMOIC, Beijing (2008); Singing the real, Iziko South African National Gallery, Capetown (2007); Blackboxing,Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2007); Biennale! Artist film and video, Temporarycontemporary, London; Dashanzi International Arts Festival, Beijing China (2005).
From 2012-2015, she was Artist-in-Residence in the School of Physics, in Trinity College Dublin.