Linda Quinlan’s video and sculptural practice, weaves a kind of visual alchemy, choreographing a playful set of relations between image, objects and sound. Much of her work is a meditation on matter that burrows deep into the folds and forces that determine our understanding of the material world and our relation to it. In her new work she engages the dynamic principals of matter and energy, tracing the concrete movement of the sun and its interplay with cultural phenomena. The sun in this instance becomes a conduit to speak about societal bonds, power relations, emotional systems, energy resources and the heat of information. Dublin based Linda Quinlan is a graduate of the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2011).
Recent solo and group exhibitions include: CRAC Alsace, Altkirch; Bloomberg SPACE curated by Vanessa Desclaux, London; “SEOUL” at National Art Studio, Seoul; “Strangers” Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul; “Magic Love Trade Object” curated by Jan Verwoert at Art Geneve, Geneva; “Anthem for the Peoples Tomorrow” at Salon Populaire, Berlin; “Hypercolon” curated by Nathanial Mellors and Chris Bloor at Smart Project Space, Amsterdam. Selected residencies include the National Art Studio Changdong, Seoul; the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; Picture This, Bristol; the Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin and Fondazione Ratti, Como. She was awarded the AIB Prize and is in the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Arts Council of Ireland.