George Bolster

Artist George Bolster's multidisciplinary practice uses oppositional narratives to address ideas and belief systems from multiple perspectives. In films such as Un/natural History: Drowning Captiva (addressing climate change and rising sea levels) and The Moon, McMoon's, and the Moon Museum (addressing cultural preservation and conservation in the face of environmental disintegration) and the legacy of the E.A.T. movement, he uses a combination of science, history, and science fiction to examine our most prescient societal and species-wide challenges. His work has been shown in numerous museums and galleries throughout Europe, America and Canada. Selected solo exhibitions include: Amazement Insulates Us All, Memento Vivere, The Lab, Dublin, IRE; Un/natural History: Drowning Captiva, Nuit Blanche (Commission), Toronto, CA; High on Christ, Chung King Projects, Los Angeles, USA; idealisms fail because humans have to live them, Monster Truck, Dublin, IRE; sociodesic: a space for the three great loves, Galway Art Centre, IRE and Eye of the Needle, Pallas Heights, Dublin, IRE. His group exhibitions include: Kenosis in the Supervoid, Station Independent, NYC, USA; Et si on s'était trompé?, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France; Tulca: seachange, Galway, Ire; /seconds, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; These Days: Elegies for Modern Times, Mass MoCA, Massachusetts; Irish Art does not Exist, Station Independent, New York; Flip, Chung King Projects, Los Angeles and EVA International, Limerick, IRE. Bolster is a recipient of awards from the Irish Arts Council, and the Arts Council of England. He completed the Firestation International Artist's Residency in 2012, and, in 2013 and 2017 he was given residency awards from the Rauschenberg Foundation. He is currently artist in residence at the SETI Institute researching at NASA Ames, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC.