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Willie Doherty
Hugh Lane Gallery

Essay by  Colin Graham.


112 pages
216 x 280 mm
ISBN 9781901702408

Published by Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane on the occasion of the exhibition, Willie Doherty: DISTURBANCE, 5 September 2011 to 15 January 2012, in collaboration with Dublin Contemporary 2011. DISTURBANCE was a retrospective exhibition of Doherty’s work since the early 1980s up until his video ‘Ancient Ground’, which focused on the subtle visibilities of human trauma on the rural landscape.

About the Artist

Willie Doherty was born in Derry in 1959. He lives in County Donegal and continues to work in Derry. Since the early 1990s, he has had numerous international solo exhibitions, including the Stadtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich and Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; The Renaissance Society, Chicago, Illinois. In 2007 he represented Northern Ireland at the 52nd Venice Biennale. His work has been presented in prestigious international group exhibitions, including DOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012; Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, 2010; 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2005; 8th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003; 25th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002; and Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA,1999. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize twice, in 1994 and 2003, and was awarded a DAAD residency, Berlin, 1999. He joined the University of Ulster in 1998, and has been Professor of Video Art since 2005. 2

About the Publisher

The Hugh Lane Gallery, originally the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, is an art museum operated by Dublin City Council and its subsidiary, the Hugh Lane Gallery Trust. Functioning primarily as a public art gallery, its publications contain mostly retrospective and catalogue publications.

External links & References

  1. “disturbance” Hugh Lane
  2. “willie doherty” nmni