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

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IRLDADA: 201916 is a book and collaboration with Ella de Búrca, Michaële Cutaya, and Jim Ricks, with new work by Tom Molloy. It was launched in the Sculpture Hall at the Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery, Parnell Square, on September 28th. The launch included performances by Michaële Cutaya and Ella de Búrca:

  • THE MECHANICS OF CHANCE is a three-way multi-lingual reading – in Irish, French, and English – conceived and performed by Deborah Madden, Jim Ricks, Siuán Ní Dhochartaigh and Michaële Cutaya. Irish translation by Deirbhle Ivory. (Approx 15 minutes)
  • PIROUETTE 2019. You are not passive, you are the site of, and the producer of, your sensations. I just never chose to see it. A performative gesture with a ballerina orbiting discourse about cyclicality and the act of seeing.

IRLDADA: 201916 was originally born of the idea to re-frame the 2016 centenary Easter Rising events (which is also the centenary of Dada) and the project grew into an experimental exhibition, We Only Want the Earth! (featuring work by Mark Curran, Catherine Delaney, Doireann ni Ghrioghair, Sean Lynch, and Tom Molloy) with a series of events and performances unfolding every week for 3 months from February – April 2018 in San Francisco, California. This book is the final work.

The publication was supported by Culture Ireland, Southern Exposure (San Francisco, USA), Adobe Books (San Francisco, USA), and the Hugh Lane.

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Ciudadano Modelo, site specific curatorial project with Ben Peterson, Módulo Ciudadana, Mexico City, September 2019 during Gallery Weekend in partnership with The Lab Program.

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Act/ Interact/ Transform, Curating a public art commission with Kamau Patton, Bowman School, Palo Alto, CA, 2017–19, launched September 7th, 2019.

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The Play Show, curatorial and exhibition project with Chris Lux, Andrew Chapman, Willy Reed, Sean Barton, and more, Daniela Elbahara Galeria, Mexico City, May 2019

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We Only Want the Earth! Mark Curran, Michaële Cutaya, Ella de Burca, Catherine Delaney, Doireann ni Ghrioghair, Sean Lynch, and Tom Molloy Curated by Jim Ricks Adobe Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, Feb 8 – Apr 5, 2018

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Museo Ambulante Sebastián. Mexico City, May – June 2018

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Alien Invader Super Baby (Synchromaterialism VI) by Jim Ricks, published by Onomatopee

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From the 5th Ghetto Biennale, Port au Prince, Haiti, December 2017.

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Daydreamers (www.daydreamers.biz), curated by Elisa Rusca and Stephen Kent, Germany, September 2017 –

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From Public Sessions with LASA, San Augustín, La Lisa, La Habana, Cuba, August 2017.

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Ricks – Richter, 2017, Oil on canvas

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Image of Predator from States of Emergency, an exhibition including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman, Imperial War Museum, London, October 2017 – May 2018. Predator was also exhibited in Surveillé·e·s, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris and Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, 2018 – 19.

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MIchael Collin's Nose, 2016

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Detail of Carpet Bombing, handmade in Afghanistan, 2015.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jim Ricks is a US born, Irish conceptual artist living in Mexico City. He has had solo shows at Daniela Elbahara (Mexico City), Casa Maauad (Mexico City, Mexico), Pallas Projects (Dublin, IRL), the Hugh Lane Gallery (Dublin, IRL), Onomatopee (Eindhoven, NL), and shown in a number of group shows including at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington D.C.), Imperial War Museum (London, UK), Jack Shainman Gallery (NYC, USA), Ulster Museum (Belfast, NI), Temple Bar Gallery & Studios (Dublin, IRL), Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin, IRL), Galway Arts Festival (Galway, IRL), Art Basel Miami Art Public (Miami), The Limerick City Gallery of Art (Limerick, IRL), Shunt (London, UK),  Stattbad (Berlin, Germany), and the Cranbrook Art Museum (Detroit, USA). Residencies include LASA (Havana, Cuba), Casa Maauad (Mexico City, Mexico), Nerve Centre Fab Lab Residency (Derry, NI), A.M. Qattan Foundation (Ramallah, Palestine), Heinrich Böll Residency, Achill Island (IRL), Ard Bia (Berlin), and Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr (IRL). Ricks has also curated projects with Culture Ireland, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, the Hugh Lane Gallery, Sluice Art Fair, and Just Mad Art Fair.

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In Search of the Truth, with Hank Willis Thomas and other members of Cause Collective, collaborative public art project travelling the world, 2011 – present.

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Tortas, Don't get it Twisted, Oil on canvas, 2016. Part of Centro Ontologia Nacional, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, 2016 – 17

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Part of the 'We Don't Know' series, 2016. Shown at Centro Ontologia Nacional, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, 2016 – 17

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Poster publication 'Here Comes the Summer' with text by Matt Packer and Declan Long on the back, by CCA Derry ~ Londonderry

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Life's a Beach, gable end mural in Derry, Northern Ireland, April 2016 –

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Afghanistan Given a Voice, The Irish Times, 17 February 2014

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Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen, 2010 – , first supported by the Galway County Council

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Tinder Artist's Statement

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Many thanks to the following ogranisations for their support:

 

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Can you dig it? Irish language SRT file for 'Cyrus's Speech' in The Warriors, from Así Luce la Democracia | This is What Democracy Looks Like, 2018 – 20

The origin of the phrase "Can you dig it?" lies in the Irish language. In Irish, to ask: "Do you understand?" is "'An dtuigeann tú?'" (pronounced like: On diggin two?). Some hypothesise the phrase was cross-pollinated between the then recent Irish immigrants, still speaking in the Irish language, and freedmen and Descendants of Former African Slaves in cities like New York.