Eva Rothschild (b. 1971, Dublin, Ireland) lives and works in London, UK. Rothschild is renowned for creating an ever-updating cast of sculptural objects, often with interdependent sharp geometric forms which manifest as dynamic episodic compositions that emphasise the relationship between balance and support. Working with a myriad of materials her works draw influence from minimal art of the 60’s and 70’s, transcendent materiality, classical architecture as well as popular culture.
Rothschild represented Ireland in the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2019) and has undertaken large-scale commissions for Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries (2009) and Public Art Fund, New York (2011). Her work has been the subject of exhibitions worldwide, selected solo exhibitions include: ‘The Shrinking Universe’, Irish Pavilion, Biennale Arte, Venice, Italy (2019); ‘Kosmos’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia and touring to City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (2018-19); ‘Alternative to Power’, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK (2016); Hugh Lane Museum, Dublin, Ireland (2014); ‘What the Eye Wants’, Modern Art, London, UK (2014); ‘Narcissus’, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (2013); ‘Sightings’, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA (2012); ‘Childrens Art Commission: Eva Rothschild: Boys and Sculpture’, Whitechapel, London, UK (2012); The Modern Institute, Osborne Street Glasgow, UK (2012); ‘Hot Touch’, The Hepworth Wakefield, UK and touring to Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany (2011 - 2012); ‘Empire’, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York, USA (Public Art Fund commission, 2011); Duveen Commission 2009, Tate Britain, London, UK (2009); South London Gallery, London, UK (2007); and Kunsthalle Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland (2004).
Selected group exhibitions include: ‘Objects of Wonder. British Sculpture from the Tate Collection 1950s – Present’, PalaisPopulaire, Berlin, Germany (2019); ‘60 Years’, curated by Sofia Karamani, Tate Britain, London, UK (2019); ‘You Imagine What You Desire’, 19th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia (2014); ‘Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture’, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (2010); ‘Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century,’ New Museum, New York, USA (2007); ‘Half Square, Half Crazy’, Villa Arson, Nice, France (2007); ‘Tate Triennial: New British Art’, Tate Britain, London, UK (2006); ‘British Art Show 6’, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and touring to Cornerhouse, Manchester, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, UK (2005); and ‘54th Carnegie International’, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA (2004).