© National Gallery of Ireland
Saoirse Wall, Irish, b.1992
Title: Gesture 2
Date: 2014
Medium: HD Video
Credit Line: Purchased, 2015
Object Number: NGI.2015.18
Exhibition HistoryShortlisted work in the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2014
Label TextSaoirse Wall lives and works between Dublin and Mayo. This video piece was among the twelve works shortlisted for the inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland in 2014, and was commended highly by the panel of judges for its originality, sophistication, and ambition. It is one of many arresting video pieces produced by the artist in recent years, in which she tests and subverts the principles of portraiture, and self-portraiture in particular.

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