Sibyl Montague's (Dublin, Ireland) practice includes sculpture, video and installation. A graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, she is recent laureate of the Institut Français Residency Programme at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (2017). Additional awards include Emerging Visual Artist Award, Wexford Arts Centre (2012) and Oriel Davies Open, Wales (2011). Her moving image work was commissioned for the collection of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania. Montague is co-founder and co-curator of PLASTIK, a festival of artists’ moving image in Ireland, in partnership with LUX (London), the Irish Film Institute and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (2015, 2017).
Montague's current pratice explores the agency of images and objects that circulate through networked economies of wealth, leisure or paucity. Working with a wide range of found and time based media and using various strategies and techniques – appropriation, assemblage or ‘hacking’ objects, her work focuses on locating dissident, generative terms from which to approach material and democratize form.