Sam Keogh, Mop (detail), 2013, Installation view at Kerlin Gallery, 2013, Courtesy the artist and Kerlin Gallery
Sam Keogh (b. 1985, Ireland) is currently in residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin producing a new work for EVA International. Keogh works with installation, sculpture, performance, drawing and collage. In recent work, installations are built to facilitate performances. The work aims to produce an intimate encounter with a grotesque extrapolation of a recognizable image, figure or myth including Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch, to a 2000 year old Irish 'bog body', and the myth of Medusa. Solo exhibitions include: Eurocopter EC135, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany (2016); Four Fold, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, (2015); Mop, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2013); and Terrestris, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2012). Recent group exhibitions include: Dark Water: Dead of the Night and A---Z, Dilston Groove, London; Hmmm, London; and Something to Be Scared of II, Syndk, Cologne (2017).