Sarah Browne is an artist based in Ireland concerned with non-verbal, bodily experiences of knowledge and justice. This practice involves sculpture, film, performance and public projects, as well as forms of writing and publishing in diverse contexts.
Recent solo exhibitions include Report to an Academy, Marabouparken, Stockholm (2017), Hand to Mouth at CCA Derry~Londonderry & Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and The Invisible Limb, basis, Frankfurt (both 2014). Selected group exhibitions include TOUCH, nGbK, Berlin (2018), On the Subject of the Ready-made Daimler Contemporary, Berlin (2017); All Men Become Sisters, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (2015); The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein and One Foot in the Real World, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (both 2013). In 2016 with Jesse Jones she made In the Shadow of the State, a major collaborative co-commission for Artangel and Create (Ireland). This work involved close collaboration with women in the fields of law, music, material culture and midwifery, and addressed the position of the female body as the focus of repressed histories and political desires under the regulation of the nation State. This transnational project unfolded as a series of four performances and legal drafting workshops in Derry, Liverpool, Dublin and London. In 2009 she co-represented Ireland at the 53rd Venice Biennale with Gareth Kennedy and Kennedy Browne, their shared collaborative practice. Browne is associate artist in residence with University College Dublin College of Social Sciences and Law.
Current and forthcoming projects in 2019 include Sick and Desiring, an exhibition curated by Nora Heidorn for the Bergen Assembly. This winter she will present Public feeling, a public art commission for South Dublin County Council. This project explores the health impacts of austerity on the individual and collective body, the politics of 'resilience', and considers the gym or leisure centre as a space where the bodies of citizens are trained, transformed and cared for. Public feeling will be realised as a series of participatory performances in public leisure centres in the county, staged in the format of fitness classes.