What do you hold close? Where is your secret place of belonging? If you had to leave everything behind and begin again – who would you be? As the world around us is unravelling, have we stopped dreaming of another?
Kennedy Browne (est. 2005) is the collaborative practice of artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne, based in Ireland. Kennedy Browne seeks to address the supposedly eternal narrative of neoliberal capitalism as a fiction. They work mainly with moving image, working with collaborative processes of scripting, editing, and re-staging in locations they identify as significant within the plot of global capitalism — such as the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, at the Whiddy Island Strategic Oil Reserve in Bantry Bay, and in Silicon Valley, California.
In 2018 Kennedy Browne present The Special Relationship at Krannert Art Museum, a survey exhibition of work since 2009.
Their solo exhibitions include The Myth of the Many in the One, Wilfried Lentz Gallery, Rotterdam (2014); How Capital Moves, Limerick City Gallery of Art (2011) and 167 at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2010). Group exhibitions include Liquid Assets at the Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria (2013); the Bern Biennial, Switzerland; Zero1 Biennial, San Jose (both 2012) and L’Exposition Lunatique, Kadist Foundation, Paris (2010). Kennedy Browne co-represented Ireland at the 53rd Venice Biennale with Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne.