Mateja Šmic

Mateja Šmic is a Dublin based artist, who graduated from NCAD in 2019 in fine print and critical cultures. Šmic works with gelatine and other, often non-traditional materials, chosen by a principle of association with her subject matter. Through printmaking, digital collage, video and animation Smic’s work combine philosophical and psychological questions of experience, the phenomenon of Othering and tensions between the real subject and its mediated representations. Šmic’s reflexive and multi-layered art practice consists of intensive cycles and processes of intuitive and experimental engagement with her materials which become a metaphor for intangible subjects. 


Solo exhibition:

Aesthetics of a split subject – Engage Art Studios, Galway – 2019


What Could / Should Curating Do? – International curatorial residency, Belgrade, Serbia (awarded funding by i-Portunus) – 2019

Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects:

Cabinet Award 2018, Black Church Printmaking Studio, Dublin, Ireland – 2018

‘Clo after Brian O’Doherty’, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland: Response to Brian O’Doherty’s show ‘Language and Space’ in Irish Museum of Modern Art – 2018

Heed, to the Mound, Fringe Festival – The Complex, Dublin – Performance led by Emma Brennan – 2018

‘ECHOES – Clo after Kate Mac Donagh and Maria Simonds Gooding’, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin – 2019

The Office for Common Sound – led by Sven Anderson – a nomadic space devoted to working with the public to explore the everyday soundscape. NCAD Gallery, Dublin – 2019

Cairde Visual, upcoming in 2021, Sligo, Ireland

Human Signature group exhibition with Paul Cabena, Anna Leask, Sarah Sexton curated by Barry Mc Hugh for Cairde Festival, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo – 2020