Carving out space in unexpected and utilising nontraditional venues/locations, Jim Ricks Projects (JRP) is the curatorial practice of artist Jim Ricks.
JRP is interested in pushing acceptable notions of a hybridized art/curatorial practice while simultaneously dissolving normally accepted hierarchies.
JRP works frequently with appropriation – through challenges to ownership and authorship – and uses curation as an extension of that approach. Further, this can be viewed as a cut-and-paste approach or a methodology akin to collage. The result is possibly not within the current ‘language’ of exhibition making.
The type of activity undertaken can be seen as both an expansion of the combined activities of curation, exhibition making, and commercial presentations – but also an erosion of them.
• Ciudadano Modelo, Ben Peterson, Módulo Ciudadana, Mexico City, September 2019• Act/ Interact/ Transform, Public art commission with Kamau Patton, Bowman School, Palo Alto, CA, 2017–19
• The Play Show, with Chris Lux, Willy Reed, Andrew Chapman, Sean Barton, etc. Galeria Daniela Elbahara, Mexico City, May 2019
• We Only Want the Earth!, Adobe Backroom, with Doireann Ní Ghrioghair, Tom Molloy, Michaële Cutaya, Catherine Delaney, Ella de Burca, Mark Curran, and Sean Lynch, San Francisco, CA, February – April 2018
• Bleed Gallery, with Helen Blake, Susan MacWilliam, Jeremy Deller, Mark O’Kelly, NAS 2/3 Mary’s Abbey, March – September 2016
• Sluice Art Fair, London, October 19 – 20, 2013
• FLOORONEGALLERY, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 2013
• Future Perfect, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, December 2012
• Apposite Extravaganza: Cheating Progress, Part of the Volvo Ocean Race Galway, Exchange House, Fairgreen Road, Galway, June – July 2012
• Death and Sensuality: A group exhibition of contemporary Irish artists, with Roisin Byrne, Benjamin DeBurca, Tom Molloy, and Alan Phelan, November – December 2011, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco
• Vis-a-vis, Galway Arts Festival, The Niland Gallery, Galway, July 2011
• Between Me and Galway Bay, Ken Fandell for Tulca, 126, Galway, November 2009
• It’s About Time, Hank Willis Thomas, 126, Galway, July 2009
• Unsolicited Fabrications, Stephanie Syjuco, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, May 2009
• DADALENIN, Rainer Ganahl, Galway Arts Festival, 126, Galway, July – August 2008