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Tracy Hanna , Artist in Residence 2011/12

Residency Exhibition: 'The Weight of the World'

Portfolio of previous work:


Artist Statement: Hanna mostly works with video projection to create sculptural objects and environments. Within her work the artist is concerned with phenomenological engagement. The work she creates is a response to her interactions with specific environments and objects. Hanna works intuitively using knowledge gathered from experience so that the work she produces is a reaction to the places she encounters. Her concerns are sculptural; within her installations she pays close attention to: texture, scale, sound, light, darkness and all tactile and sensory elements.

Experience is both spatial and temporal - there is a tension and elasticity between space and time. It is as if there is a constant grappling back and forth for one to shape the other. This tentative relationship is revealed in the artist’s work. She leans toward creating form but these forms are rarely static, they have movement and time and this allows for the possibility of narrative.

Biography: Hanna graduated from fine art at the Dublin Institute of Technology with first class honours in 2007. She has also studied at Hogeshool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht. She was born in Dublin and currently lives and works there. Hanna has exhibited in many group exhibitions and to date has had three solo exhibitions: A Day is a Room at the Dock Arts Centre, Leitrim (2011); Things Fall Apart at SOMA Contemporary, Waterford (2011) and Lightness of Being with Four Gallery, Dublin (2009). In 2012 she has been invited to participate in the pilot residency of Cavan County Council’s Bullock Lane space. Also in 2012 she will undertake a residency at Art Space Portsmouth that will culminate in a solo exhibition at their Gasp gallery space.