Sam Keogh

Born 1985 in Wicklow (Ireland),
lives and works in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Sam Keogh’s mixed-media installations always conjure immersive and performance environments suggestive of myths, science fiction, political and ecological matters, and references to the TV and fashion industries. For the Biennale, Keogh takes on the huge cutter head of a tunnelling machine, around which he will arrange sculptures, videos, interviews and collages pertaining to Japanese knotweed (an invasive plant), the shipworm mollusc and its wood-boring body, gentrification processes, and the ideas of political sabotage and post-Anthropocene ecology.

Oeuvre de Sam Keogh
Sam Keogh, Mop, 2013, Courtesy Kerlin Gallery, Dublin. © Sam Keogh