Sarah Pierce

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.