Through a combination of moving image, photography, sound, publication and text, Chloe Brenan’s practice explores the porosity of the body and its indivisibility from its environment. She is interested in how forces are registered and measured - both experientially and materially - in human and non-human bodies, exploring the possibilities of alternative and expanded modes of sense making and attunement. Informed by feminist and new materialist epistemologies, works often involve close and careful examinations of the poetic haptics of daily life and processes on the edge of perception that call into question boundaries between bodies, environments, intimate spaces and wider structures of power.
Selected exhibitions include Solstice Art Centre, Navan; VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow; The Douglas Hyde Gallery (online screening series), Dublin; The Library Project, Dublin; Periphery Space, Wexford; Galway Arts Centre; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; The Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Tallinn; as well as in print at Dublin Art Book Fair; Tokyo Art Book Fair, Japan; and I Never Read Art Book Fair, Basel.
Selected projects include an artist residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2023); Welcome to the Neighbourhood, Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Limerick (2022); and Landscape, Ecology and Environment Research Residency (LEER), Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2022).
The Arts Council of Ireland awards include Markievicz Award for film (2022); Bursary Award (2020, 2021); Project Award (2021, 2023); Agility Award (2022, 2021). She has been awarded Three Year Studio Award (2022 -), and Project Studio Award (2019-20) by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin; and ArtLinks Visual Arts Bursary (2019,2021). Her work is included in the collections of the Arts Council of Ireland; 100Archive, Ireland; Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan; New Zealand Audio Foundation, Zine and Art Book Collection, Auckland, New Zealand; and MoMA Library Artist Publication Collection, New York.