Sarah Pierce lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Since 2003, she has used the term The Metropolitan Complex to describe her practice which involves different working methods including performance, self-publishing, workshops, and installation. Selected exhibitions in 2011 include: A Terrible Beauty is Born, 11th Biennale de Lyon; Push and Pull, Tate Modern, London and Mumok, Vienna; Appeal for Alternatives, Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen K21+K20, Düsseldorf; and Neighborhood, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. Her research includes collaborations with various archives, most recently, the Black Action Committee at the University of Pittsburgh, SKC Belgrade, the May 4 Collection at Kent State University, and the Irish Film Institute. In 2010 she was resident artist at Charlottenborg Kunsthal in Copenhagen and a DIVA fellow with the Museet for Samtidskunst and the University of Copenhagen. Pierce is currently working towards a PhD in Curatorial Knowledge at Goldsmiths College, University of London and is a regular Lecturer on the MA in Visual Arts Practices at IADT in Ireland.