Working primarily in the moving image, Grace Weir makes a critical appraisal of film through film-making, in a practice that fuses documentation with highly authored situations. She is concerned with aligning a lived experience of the world with knowledge and theory. Weir probes the nature of a fixed identity and these questions are underpinned by the theories under her scrutiny, whether it is relativity, intentionality, film theory, the duality of light or the philosophy of time and history. Grace Weir takes a transdisciplinary approach, crossing many disciplinary boundaries, researching facts not as self evident objects in the world but as processes, examining the complicated mediations by which facts acquire their immediacy. Weir is interested in the transfer of ideas through conversation and interaction and in issues that have an irreducibility to a totality, that are not unspecified because something is missing but because of their nature and content. She is interested in the slippages between the conceptual and experiential in different fields of enquiry and examines how the imperfect world of direct experience plays a role in our understanding of theoretical concepts. The resulting work is wide ranging, from structural cinematic works to 'footnote' videos, web projects and installations.

Grace Weir represented Ireland at the 49th International Venice Biennale and has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. She is currently Artist-in-Residence in the School Of Physics, Trinity College Dublin.
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Contact: grace[at]graceweir[dot]com
Selected Exhibitions:
Time out of Mind, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Art Stays, 10th Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptuj, Slovenia
Super 8, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
I.M.M.A.- ginary Space, Wexford Arts Centre
Circling the square, Gracelands, EVA International Limerick
Super 8, Künstlerhaus Berlin, Germany
Apertures & Anxieties at the RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
The dissolution of time and space, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg,Germany
Super 8, Christopher Grimes Gallery, LA, USA
Substance abuse, Gracelands, Dromahair, Leitrim, Ireland Gravity, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Déjà vu, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, Ireland (solo)
What happens next is a secret, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
I’m Spartacus, Gracelands, Dromahair, Leitrim, Ireland
Brittanica and other stories, Killruddery Film Festival,Bray,Wicklow,Ireland
Sacred, The Dock Offsite, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
The Golden Bough: In my own time, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane,Ireland (solo, catalogue)
Folly Gracelands, Dromahair, Leitrim, Ireland
Loop’08,Fundacio Miro,Barcelona Spain
Discussions in Contemporary Sculpture, The Dock Carrick-on-Shannon,Ireland
Singing the real, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland 
Through the Lens: New Media Art from Ireland, Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City - BAMOIC, Beijing China 
Gracelands, Dromahair, Leitrim, Ireland
In my own time, The Science Museum, London, UK (solo, catalogue)
Dust defying gravity, Furini Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo Italy (solo)
Singing the real, Iziko South African National Gallery, Capetown,South Africa
Blackboxing, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
The last blue sky, Mother's Tankstation, Dublin, Ireland 
The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery Dublin, Ireland
Up on the Greenfort, Cinemobile, Sligo, Ireland
Sight Unseen, Howth station, Dublin, Ireland
Feint magazine, The commitment issue, Dublin, Ireland
Himmelsbilder, Dommuseum zu Salzburg, Austria
Biennale! Artist film and video, Temporarycontemporary, London, UK
Dashanzi International Arts Festival, Beijing; BizArt, Shanghai; Tankloft Art Center,Chongqing; Redskyart Space,Haikou China
The coffee cup caustic, Feint and Gallery for One, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
The West, as metaphor, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Rooms for waiting in, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland
Street Archaelogy, PS squared, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sight Unseen, Dublin Airport; Axis Arts centre Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland
Red, White, Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA
A Fine Line, The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia (solo)
Missing Time, Agnès b. cinema, Hong Kong,
Tir na nOg, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Necessary Journeys, Temple Bar Gallery Dublin, Ireland
Retreat, Citylights, Melbourne Australia
A Fine Line, Cornerhouse, Manchester; Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance,UK (solo,catalogue)
Meanwhile Elsewhere, Percy Miller Gallery, London, UK (solo)
The Edge of Science, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Idaho USA
Necessary Journeys, Temple Bar Gallery Dublin, Ireland
As Heavy as the Heavens, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Denmark
Permaculture, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Affinities, Broadstone, Dublin, Ireland
Web3D Art 2003, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK and
Around Now, John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia (solo, catalogue)
Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland (solo, catalogue)
Something Else, Turku Art Museum, Finland; Amos Anderson Art Museum Helsinki Finland; Oulu City Art Museum Finland; Joensuu Art Museum Finland
Locws International 2, Swansea, Wales
Flights of Reality, Kettles Yard, Cambridge; Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, UK
Around Now, Irish pavilion, 49th International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy(solo)
Are we there yet?, Glassbox, Paris France
Video Jam, Palm Beach ICA, Florida, USA
The Last Lines of Waiting, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Above, Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Propositions, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Around Now, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland (solo, catalogue)
The Sea and the Sky, Beaver College Art Gallery, Philadelphia; RHA Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Tracking – in search of objects, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, USA
In-Consistency, Arthouse, Dublin, Ireland
Freeze, Arthouse, Dublin, Ireland
Utopias, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
MultiplesX2, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
The Grotesqueness of Desire, InsideArt Gallery, Chicago, USA
Contemporary Art Works from the Arts Council Collection,
Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; City Gallery of Art, Limerick; Arthouse,Dublin, Ireland
8 Cities – Temple Bar International Print Show, Arthouse, Dublin, Ireland
Graduate Show, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Banquet Show, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Man on Houston St., Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo);
Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland (solo); Model Arts Centre,Sligo,Ireland(solo, catalogue)
Babel: Multimedia – the connection conflict, Massana Fine Arts, Barcelona,Spain
EVA ’96, City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
Sligo Connections, Model Arts Centre, Sligo, Ireland
Crossover, Arthouse, Dublin, Ireland
Fields of Vision – Works by Contemporary Irish Artists, Trout Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA
New Work, Fitzwilton Square, Dublin, Ireland
Encounters with Diversity, PS1, New York, USA
2nd Annual Victor Treacy Award Show, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
Art Inc., Guinness Hop Store, Dublin, Ireland
Phase, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork; City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland (solo,catalogue)
C.O.E., Claremorris, Mayo, Ireland
EVA ’87, City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
S.A.D.E., Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Phase, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo, catalogue)
Timescales, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland (solo)

Selected Commissioned Projects:
2008 Transect, film commission by Lough Boora Parklands, Ireland
2007 From here to, new media installation commissioned by GMIT, Galway, Ireland
2006 Up on the Greenfort, film commission by Unravelling Developments, Sligo Borough Council, Ireland
2005 Sight unseen, collaboration with Graham Parker, film commission by Breaking Ground Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland
2003 Dust defying gravity, film commission by Cornerhouse, Manchester UK.
2003 Bending spacetime in the basement, film commission by Cornerhouse, Manchester UK.
2001 Little Bang, web-project commission by NIFCA, the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art , Helsinki, Finland

Selected Awards:
2012-13 Artist-in-Residence, Trinity College Dublin
2006 Artist-in-residence, St. John’s College, Oxford
2005 Represented Ireland , 49th Venice Biennale
1994 Artist-in-Residence, Virginia Center for the Arts, USA
1992 Fellowship, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY USA

1996-97 M.Sc. in
Interactive Digital Media, Trinity College, Dublin
1980-84 National College of Art and Design, Dublin