Exhibiting in Main Exhibition Venue: Earlsfort Terrace
Born 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland (GBR)
Lives and works in Scotland (GBR)
Jim Lambie takes the ephemera of modern life and transforms it into vibrant sculptural installations. Working with items immediately to hand, as well as those sourced in second-hand and hardware stores, he resurrects record decks, speakers, clothing, accessories, doors, chairs and mirrors to form sculptural elements in larger compositions. He selects materials that are familiar and have a strong personal resonance, so that they offer a way into the work as well as a springboard to a psychological space beyond. Lambie has had exhibitions at MOMA, New York, 2009; The Hara Museum,Tokyo 2008; Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, 2008 and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2008. In 2003 Lambie represented Scotland at the 50th Venice Biennial and in 2005 was nominated for the Turner Prize.