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Siobhán Hapaska
b. 1963
Siobhán HAPASKA Tick 2009 deerskin, fibergl...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Tick
2009
deerskin, fiberglass, slate powder in resin, LED lights, steel gas pipe
77 x 84 x 90 inches; 195.6 x 213.4 x 228.6 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA The dog that lost its nose...

Siobhán HAPASKA
The dog that lost its nose
2009
stainless steel, deerskin, leather, rotator motors
88 x 157 x 20 inches; 223.5 x 398.8 x 50.8 cm (height variable)

Siobhán HAPASKA Downfall 2009 slate powder...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Downfall
2009
slate powder in resin, olive tree, steel cable and rigging components, steel plates
104 x 47 3/4 x 161 1/2 inches; 264.2 x 121.3 x 410.2 cm
Editon of 2; 1 AP

Siobhán HAPASKA Speaker 2006 fiberglass, wo...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Speaker
2006
fiberglass, wood, steel, slate powder, acrylic paint, cotton
82 x 29 x 26 inches; 208.5 x 73.75 x 66 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA No one to knit sweaters for...

Siobhán HAPASKA
No one to knit sweaters for
2006
aluminum, cardboard, synthetic yarn, wool, fiberglass, Tyvek
75 x 138 x 81 inches; 190.5 x 350.5 x 205.75 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA No one won 2006 buffalo sku...

Siobhán HAPASKA
No one won
2006
buffalo skull, coyote pelt, horn, cotton
48 x 32 x 15 inches; 122 x 81.5 x 38 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA Looped linear thinking pac...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Looped linear thinking pac thing
2006
fiberglass, wood, leather, pony skin, acrylic paint, Bondo, graphite, plastic
installation dimensions variable

Siobhán HAPASKA Fifteen hundred ways not to...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Fifteen hundred ways not to see
2006
pine tree, pine cones, jigsaw puzzle pieces, wooden stand, ribbon
122 x 23 x 23 inches; 310 x 58.5 x 58.5 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA All that was left was polis...

Siobhán HAPASKA
All that was left was polished chrome
2006
cotton, fox pelts, wood, hemp, aluminum
51 x 59 x 25 inches; 129.5 x 150 x 63.5 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA The way it is 2005 resin co...

Siobhán HAPASKA
The way it is
2005
resin covered iron, pony skin, wood, feathers
15 x 15 x 10 ins; 38.1 x 38.1 x 25.4 cm
Edition of 20

Siobhan Hapaska Sunlight 2004 fiberglass, two pack...

Siobhan Hapaska
Sunlight
2004
fiberglass, two pack acrylic paint, spent cartridges, wheat
103 x 84 x 88 cm

Siobhan Hapaska Playa de los Instranquilos 2004 Va...

Siobhan Hapaska
Playa de los Instranquilos
2004
Various materials
Installation dimensions variable
Installation view: Peer Trust, London

Siobhán HAPASKA Land 1998 Fiberglass, acryl...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Land
1998
Fiberglass, acrylic paint, two-pack acrylic lacquer, magnets and air plants
52 x 94 x 37 inches
Edition of 3

Siobhán HAPASKA Mule 1997 Fiberglass body-s...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Mule
1997
Fiberglass body-shell, two-pack acrylic lacquer, upholstery, electronic and audio components
85 x 70 x 36 inches

Siobhán HAPASKA Mule 1997 Fiberglass body-s...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Mule
1997
Fiberglass body-shell, two-pack acrylic lacquer, upholstery, electronic and audio components
85 x 70 x 36 inches
DETAIL

Siobhán HAPASKA The Inquisitor 1997 Wax, sy...

Siobhán HAPASKA
The Inquisitor
1997
Wax, synthetic hair, silk, oil paint, chair and audio components
49 1/2 x 42 x 35 inches (125.73 x 106.68 x 88.90 cm.)

Siobhán HAPASKA Home 1996 Glass, reinforced...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Home
1996
Glass, reinforced plastic, opalescent paint, two pack acrylic lacquer
51 x 33 3/4 x 33 inches; 129 x 86 x 85.5 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA Want 1997 Fiberglass, polye...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Want
1997
Fiberglass, polyester gel coat, green LED
44 x 96 x 15 inches
Edition of 3

Siobhán HAPASKA Tick 2009 deerskin, fibergl...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Tick
2009
deerskin, fiberglass, slate powder in resin, LED lights, steel gas pipe
77 x 84 x 90 inches; 195.6 x 213.4 x 228.6 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA The dog that lost its nose...

Siobhán HAPASKA
The dog that lost its nose
2009
stainless steel, deerskin, leather, rotator motors
88 x 157 x 20 inches; 223.5 x 398.8 x 50.8 cm (height variable)

Siobhán HAPASKA Downfall 2009 slate powder...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Downfall
2009
slate powder in resin, olive tree, steel cable and rigging components, steel plates
104 x 47 3/4 x 161 1/2 inches; 264.2 x 121.3 x 410.2 cm
Editon of 2; 1 AP

Siobhán HAPASKA Speaker 2006 fiberglass, wo...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Speaker
2006
fiberglass, wood, steel, slate powder, acrylic paint, cotton
82 x 29 x 26 inches; 208.5 x 73.75 x 66 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA No one to knit sweaters for...

Siobhán HAPASKA
No one to knit sweaters for
2006
aluminum, cardboard, synthetic yarn, wool, fiberglass, Tyvek
75 x 138 x 81 inches; 190.5 x 350.5 x 205.75 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA No one won 2006 buffalo sku...

Siobhán HAPASKA
No one won
2006
buffalo skull, coyote pelt, horn, cotton
48 x 32 x 15 inches; 122 x 81.5 x 38 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA Looped linear thinking pac...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Looped linear thinking pac thing
2006
fiberglass, wood, leather, pony skin, acrylic paint, Bondo, graphite, plastic
installation dimensions variable

Siobhán HAPASKA Fifteen hundred ways not to...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Fifteen hundred ways not to see
2006
pine tree, pine cones, jigsaw puzzle pieces, wooden stand, ribbon
122 x 23 x 23 inches; 310 x 58.5 x 58.5 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA All that was left was polis...

Siobhán HAPASKA
All that was left was polished chrome
2006
cotton, fox pelts, wood, hemp, aluminum
51 x 59 x 25 inches; 129.5 x 150 x 63.5 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA The way it is 2005 resin co...

Siobhán HAPASKA
The way it is
2005
resin covered iron, pony skin, wood, feathers
15 x 15 x 10 ins; 38.1 x 38.1 x 25.4 cm
Edition of 20

Siobhan Hapaska Sunlight 2004 fiberglass, two pack...

Siobhan Hapaska
Sunlight
2004
fiberglass, two pack acrylic paint, spent cartridges, wheat
103 x 84 x 88 cm

Siobhan Hapaska Playa de los Instranquilos 2004 Va...

Siobhan Hapaska
Playa de los Instranquilos
2004
Various materials
Installation dimensions variable
Installation view: Peer Trust, London

Siobhán HAPASKA Land 1998 Fiberglass, acryl...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Land
1998
Fiberglass, acrylic paint, two-pack acrylic lacquer, magnets and air plants
52 x 94 x 37 inches
Edition of 3

Siobhán HAPASKA Mule 1997 Fiberglass body-s...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Mule
1997
Fiberglass body-shell, two-pack acrylic lacquer, upholstery, electronic and audio components
85 x 70 x 36 inches

Siobhán HAPASKA Mule 1997 Fiberglass body-s...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Mule
1997
Fiberglass body-shell, two-pack acrylic lacquer, upholstery, electronic and audio components
85 x 70 x 36 inches
DETAIL

Siobhán HAPASKA The Inquisitor 1997 Wax, sy...

Siobhán HAPASKA
The Inquisitor
1997
Wax, synthetic hair, silk, oil paint, chair and audio components
49 1/2 x 42 x 35 inches (125.73 x 106.68 x 88.90 cm.)

Siobhán HAPASKA Home 1996 Glass, reinforced...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Home
1996
Glass, reinforced plastic, opalescent paint, two pack acrylic lacquer
51 x 33 3/4 x 33 inches; 129 x 86 x 85.5 cm

Siobhán HAPASKA Want 1997 Fiberglass, polye...

Siobhán HAPASKA
Want
1997
Fiberglass, polyester gel coat, green LED
44 x 96 x 15 inches
Edition of 3

Biography

Siobhán Hapaska’s work combines disparate images, forms and narrative styles to forge resonate connections. Since the mid-1990s, the artist has incorporated a diverse vocabulary of materials and unique objects – which have ranged from olive trees to acupuncture needles, coyote fur to magnets – to construct complex and imaginative assemblages often charged with socio-political issues. Both figurative and abstract, her work addresses themes of communication, interiority, subjugation versus domination, loneliness and hurt, presenting each with an element of humor and an underlying hopefulness.

 

Born in Belfast in 1963, Hapaska currently lives and works in London. She studied at Middlesex Polytechnic in London from 1985-88 and at the University of London’s Goldsmiths College from 1990-92. Winner of the 1998 Irish Museum of Modern Art / Glen Dimplex Artists Award, the artist represented Ireland at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001.

Throughout her career, Hapaska has presented important solo exhibitions at institutions including Magasin 3 Stockholm (2013), The Barbican Art Centre in London (2010), Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast (2010), Camden Arts Centre in London (2007), Sezon Museum of Art in Tokyo (1999), and the ICA in London (1995-1996), among others. Her work was exhibited in Documenta X, Kassel, in 1997, and was also featured as part of group shows at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, Kunsthaus Graz in Austria, Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma in Helsinki, the Serpentine Gallery in London, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.

 

Her work can be found in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.,  Museum Boiumans Von Beuningen in Rotterdam, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, and The Tate Modern in London, among other public institutions.

Exhibitions
Siobhán Hapaska
Sensory Spaces, MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN, ROTTERDAM
11 October 2014 - 25 January 2015
SIOBHÁN HAPASKA
Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm
28 September 2013 - 31 May 2014
Siobhán Hapaska
The Nose that Lost its Dog
NEW YORK 521 W 21 STREET
26 March - 1 May 2010
Siobhán Hapaska
NEW YORK 521 W 21 STREET
11 January - 12 February 2007
Publications