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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See 6 Sep 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The fifth edition of Sydney Contemporary will take place once again at Carriageworks between 12 and 15 September 2019, with Spring 1883 bringing together a cohort of 27 galleries from across Australia and the region to inhabit rooms at the Establishment Hotel from 11 to 14 September 2019, uniquely presenting contemporary works propped up on...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Miriam De Búrca

b. 1972, Germany

Miriam de Búrca was born in Munich, Germany, in 1972. Her family moved to the west of Ireland when she was three years old. She studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and the University of Ulster, Belfast and in 2010 completed a practice-based PhD at the University of Ulster.

Earlier work engaged with her own experience of the persisting divisions in Northern Ireland. Her drawings document the wildlife and plants inhabiting the grounds of Crom Estate, a former Anglo-Irish estate in Northern Ireland where she lived, and accentuate the transformation of a place with a fractious history and the conscious effort it takes to recall and understand its past and present. Recent work focuses on the ancient burial sites in Ireland called cilliní which were used to bury unbaptised babies (until as recently as the 1980s) and many others considered 'unsuitable' for consecrated ground: unmarried mothers, the mentally ill, unknown strangers, disabled children (or 'changelings'), suicides, excommunicates were all laid to rest here, exiled to a state of eternal limbo. One way she responds to these strange spaces is to select samples of plant life that grow from these grounds, making detailed studies as a way of interrogating the land and the charge that it holds.

Her drawings and experimental film and video-works have been exhibited internationally in London, New York, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Warsaw and Berlin. She has works in the collection of the University of Limerick; Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast; and Queens University, Belfast.

New drawings by de Búrca were exhibited the group exhibition, Protest and Remembrance, 28 February–30 March 2019.

Miriam de Búrca lives and works in Galway, Ireland.

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Featured Artworks

Intent on Forgetting by Miriam De Búrca contemporary artwork
Miriam De BúrcaIntent on Forgetting, 2018 Acrylic ink on watercolour paper
23.9 x 31.9 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
There is Nothing to See Here by Miriam De Búrca contemporary artwork
Miriam De BúrcaThere is Nothing to See Here, 2018 Acrylic ink on watercolour paper
23.9 x 31.9 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Cluster III: 2018 by Miriam De Búrca contemporary artwork
Miriam De BúrcaCluster III: 2018, 2018 Ink drawing on man-made vellum
27.3 x 42.7 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Cluster II: 1961 by Miriam De Búrca contemporary artwork
Miriam De BúrcaCluster II: 1961, 2018 Ink drawing on man-made vellum
25.5 x 32 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Cluster I: 1950 by Miriam De Búrca contemporary artwork
Miriam De BúrcaCluster I: 1950, 2018 Ink drawing on man-made vellum
27.4 x 39.6 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Anatomy of Chaos II: The Legacy of Madness by Miriam De Búrca contemporary artwork
Miriam De BúrcaAnatomy of Chaos II: The Legacy of Madness, 2018 Ink drawing on man-made vellum
51 x 65.8 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Protest and Remembrance at Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
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28 February–30 March 2019 Group Exhibition Protest and Remembrance Cristea Roberts Gallery, London

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