Basic Talks – Venus Patel

  • Talks & Art Courses

7 July 2023 @1pm

Free Event Book

Join us for an illustrated talk as part of the Basic Talks programme.

Join us for a talk with Venus Patel – an experimental film and performance artist based in Dublin. Born in Los Angeles, she attended TU Dublin in 2018, graduating with a first honours in Fine Art. Her degree work, Eggshells, won the top prize at the RDS Visual Art Awards in 2022, and she has since had her first solo exhibition, Monsters of the Apocalypse, with Pallas Projects in 2023. Her work has been exhibited in The Complex, Butler Gallery, and The Glucksman.

Her work concerns her experience as a trans femme of colour, trying to navigate the world. Through the use of costuming, loose gender expression, and public performance, she encapsulates the campy blend of her queer identity. Venus questions the heteronormative society we live in, why the need to conform is so heavily enforced, and how that affects the perceptions of our self, others, and the world around us. Although her work deals with serious subject matter, she utilises a unique mix of humour, absurdity, and abjection to create multi-faceted performances and experiences.

Free, book or come on the day subject to availability. 

Basic Talks is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with Hugh Lane Gallery, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and the Hugh Lane Gallery, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

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