Sarah Browne is an artist based in Ireland. She is particularly concerned with how socially-engaged art projects can develop methodologies that are not solely discursive, in order to address non-verbal, bodily experiences of knowledge and justice. This primarily sculptural practice also includes writing, publishing, performance and public projects, encountered both within and outside gallery environments, as well as extensive collaboration.
Recent solo exhibitions include Report to an Academy, Marabouparken, Stockholm (2017), Hand to Mouth at CCA Derry~Londonderry & Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and The Invisible Limb, basis, Frankfurt (both 2014). Selected group exhibitions include On the Subject of the Ready-made Daimler Contemporary, Berlin (2017); All Men Become Sisters, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (2015); The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein and One Foot in the Real World, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (both 2013). In 2016 with Jesse Jones she made In the Shadow of the State, a major collaborative co-commission for Artangel and Create (Ireland). This work involved close collaboration with women in the fields of law, music, material culture and midwifery, and addressed the position of the female body as the focus of repressed histories and political desires under the regulation of the nation State. This transnational project unfolded as a series of four performances and legal drafting workshops in Derry, Liverpool, Dublin and London. In 2009 she co-represented Ireland at the 53rd Venice Biennale with Gareth Kennedy and Kennedy Browne, their shared collaborative practice.
Browne currently lectures in the Department of Sculpture and Expanded Practices at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Throughout 2017 she is artist in residence with University College Dublin College of Social Sciences and Law.