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'Most Minimal Potential Infinite Column' for Unfixed Concrete Ideal, with Andy Graydon, Anssi Taulu Ben Sloat, Brian Unwin, Candice Ivy, Gabo Camnitzer, Isaiah “Prophet” Raines, Jennifer Barrows & Brendan Mcguirl, Jerry Mischak, Jia-jen Lin, Jim Ricks, Katarina Burin, Maria Lalou & Skafte Aymo-boot, Ron Lambert, Tracey Snelling & Arthur Debert, and Trisomy 9. Curated by Allyson Vieira and Ben Sloat, this exhibition explores the generative contradictions of concrete’s material qualities and use: its formless fluidity and rigid fixity, as well as its use in building agendas ranging from idealistic, modernist, social spaces, to oppressive and divisive realities. The exhibition was first installed in Boston's Government Center and then in Fall River Government Center, another Brutalist building of the same era in Massachusetts, for the Fabric Arts Festival 2023.

Boston 3 June – 14 July 2023
Fall River 14 October – 18 November 2023

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Trofeo Para Tod_s, Rancho El Ameyal, Queretero, Mexico, April 2022

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View from El camino a París y Londres pasa por las aldeas de Afganistán, Museo Casa de León Trotsky, Mexico City, December 2021 – March 2022.

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Carpet Bombing, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2015. Commissioned by Rua Red, Tallaght, Ireland. Original graphic designed by Ruben Pater, used in accordance with Creative Commons license. Special thanks to Paul McAree and Amir Shah.

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Xenofobia, various locations in Mexico City, Mexico, 2022

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Views from Así Luce la Democracia | This is What Democracy Looks Like, Galería Daniela Elbahara, Mexico City, January – April 2020.



Máscara de Guy Fawkes, oil on canvas, 2019, with Tom Molloy.

http://gastv.mx/entrevista-jim-ricks/
https://www.art-agenda.com/features/319866/mexico-city-roundup
https://revistacodigo.com/arte/exposicion-galeria-daniela-elbahara/

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"Jim Ricks is as likely to make something as to break something" – Mark O'Kelly, artist

"Californian Jim Ricks is perhaps best known for his Bouncy Dolmen, a typically jokey and iconoclastic project" – Aidan Dunne, Irish Times critic

"With a similar intent to subvert ideological standpoints, Jim Ricks’ work highlighted issues relating to capitalism and world politics, in particular, those of his native America" – Niall Moore, Circa magazine

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The Play Show, Galería Daniela Elbahara, Mexico City, 2019. L to R: Conrad Carlson, Jim Ricks, Willie Reed.

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Third Wave Coffee Troll (oil on canvas, 2019), permanent installation at Camino a Comala, Mexico City. Artist receives free macchiatos for life.

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Museo Ambulante Sebastián, ongoing project, Mexico City, Mexico, May – June 2018

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Centro de Ontología Nacional, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, 2016 – 17.

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Um..., mural, part of the 'How do we know?' series, Santa Maria la Ribera, Mexico City, 2016.

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Alien Invader Super Baby (Synchromaterialism IV) Onomatopee, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, May – June 2015 (https://www.onomatopee.net/exhibition/alien-invader-super-baby-synchromaterialism-iv/)

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'Additional Seating' for Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are Dead, curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, November 2013 – January 2014 (https://www.templebargallery.com/exhibitions/temple-bar-gallery-studios-are-dead#:~:text=Under%20the%20proclamatory%20title%20Temple,real%2C%20across%20a%20range%20of)

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Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen, a touring public art project, first supported by Galway County Council, 2010 – (https://publicart.ie/main/directory/directory/view/the-poulnabrone-bouncy-dolmen/eaf04daaf5767eda45cc86e7e4278954/)

OTHER SHOWS & PROJECTS

Manifesto: Art x Agency, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, DC, June 2019 – January 2020 (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/globe-trotting-truth-seeking-art-project-looks-answers-dc-180972407/) featuring In Search of the Truth, a global public art project, 2011 –
Surveillé(e)(s), Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, September – December 2018; Solstice, Nevan, Ireland, January – March 2019 (https://www.centreculturelirlandais.com/en/agenda/surveillees)
• States of Emergency, including Ai Weiwei, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco, Jake & Dinos Chapman, etc. Imperial War Museum, London, October 2017 – May 2018 (http://www.designcurial.com/news/age-of-terror-art-since-911-is-a-timely-reflection-6062170/)
Daydreamers (http://www.daydreamers.biz), curated by Elisa Rusca and Stephen Kent, Germany, September 2017 –
The Future is Self-Organised – Artist-Run Spaces, Limerick City Gallery of Art, November 2015 – January 2016 (http://pallasprojects.org/project/the-future-is-self-organisedlimerick-city-gallery-of-art)
• For Freedoms 2, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, June – July 2016 (http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2016/FC0F)
Telling Lies, with Terry Atkinson, Alan Butler, Cliona Harmey, Eva & Franco Mattes, Theresa Nanigian, Jane Queally, Martha Rosler, Sean Synder, Suzanne Treister, curated by Paul McAree, Rua Red, Tallaght, April – May 2015 (https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/ez5wwk/handmade-afghan-rug-drone-survival-guide)
Everything must go now: One day of tastes, sights, and sounds, with James Barry, Jeremy Deller, Robin Hoshino and Kevin Powell of Gruel Guerilla, David Eager Maher, Padraic E. Moore, and Jim Ricks. Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane. Saturday, January 18th, 2014, 1 — 4pm
Bubble Wrap Game: Hugh Lane, part of the Sleepalkers project, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland, September 2013 – January 2014 (https://www.hughlane.ie/past/1016-sleepwalkers-jim-ricks)
• Futures 12, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, September – October 2012 (http://www.rhagallery.ie/exhibitions/1669/) which featured the Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Artist-run democracy: sustaining a model, 15 years of 126 gallery, Jim Ricks (editor and compiler), Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2022. ISBN 9789493148734. Supported by the Arts Council, Galway City Council, and GMIT.
• de Búrca, Ella, Michaële Cutaya, Jim Ricks. IRLDADA: 201916. Mexico City: Black Crown Press, 2019. ISBN 9780578546940
• Ricks, Jim. Alien Invader Super Baby (Synchromaterialism VI). Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2018. ISBN 9789491677755
• Packer, Matt, Declan Long, and Jim Ricks. "Here Comes The Summer", Derry: Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry, 2017
• Edited by Michael Dempsey and Logan Sisley. Sleepwalkers. Dublin: Hugh Lane Gallery and Ridinghouse, 2015. ISBN 9781905464982

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