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Vera Klute is a visual artist based in Co. Kilkenny. She was born in Germany but is based in Ireland since 2001. Her work utilises a range of different media such as sculpture, painting, drawing and video animation. 

Themes span from formal portraiture and public sculpture to kinetic installation. She is always interested in exploring new materials and processes and in this way her work has taken many different incarnations over the years.

 

She has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad since graduating from IADT in 2006, including solo exhibitions at the RHA, the Butler Gallery, Limerick City Gallery (2-person show), the Molesworth Gallery, QSS Gallery and the LAB.

Her work is represented in many collections, including the National gallery of Ireland, The Office of Public Works and the Arts Council and she has won numerous awards. These include the Anita Young Award (2022) and the Hanley Energy Sustainability Excellence Award (2021), the Solomon Fine Art Award for sculpture (2020), the Hennessy Portrait Prize at the National Gallery and the Hennessy Craig Scholarship at the RHA (both 2015), the K+M Evans Award (2013) and the EVA Award at Wexford Arts Centre (2009). She has received several Arts Council Bursary Awards and was elected Associate Member of the RHA in 2018. 

Education

2002-2006

BA (Honours) in Fine Art (1st class hons) at

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Awards

2022

2021

Anita Young Bursary, RHA

Arts Council Agility Award

Hanley Sustainability Energy Award for a Landscape of Distinction, RHA, Dublin

2020

Solomon Fine Art Award for Sculpture , RHA, Dublin

Covid-19 Crisis Response Award

2008/ 2009/ 2011/ 2013/ 2019

2015

Arts Council Bursary Award

Hennessy Portrait Prize, National Gallery of Ireland

Hennessy Craig Scholarship, RHA

Shortlisted - Suki Tea Art Prize

2013

2008

2007

K+M Evans Award for Painting, RHA

Emerging Visual Artist Award, Wexford Arts Centre

Emerging Artist Award, The Gallery, Newry

Collections
  • Arts Council of Ireland
     

  • Dublin City Council
     

  • Limerick City Gallery
     

  • Dublin City University
     

  • National Gallery of Ireland
     

  • Royal Irish Academy
     

  • Office of Public Works
     

  • National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland
     

  • University of Limerick
     

  • Royal College of Surgeons
     

  • University College Dublin

 

  • University College Cork

  • Trinity College
     

  • The Butler Gallery

  • The Bar of Ireland

  • The Kings Inn
     

  • Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire
     

  • Municipal Park, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
     

  • Irish Embassy, Paris
     

  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Art & History

  • Private Collections

Upcoming Exhibitions

2023

Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin

Solo Exhibitions

2022

2021

2020

2017

2016

2014

Flora, Molesworth Gallery, Dublin

The loneliness of being German, Two-person show, Thomas Brezing & Vera Klute, Limerick City Gallery of Art

Grounded,
Solo Exhibition, Molesworth Gallery Dublin

Plunge,
RHA, Gallagher Gallery, curated by Patrick Murphy

Breeding Ground,
The Molesworth Gallery, Dublin curated by Ronan Lyons & Teresa Crowley

The Grand Scheme,
The LAB, Dublin, curated by Sheena Barrett

Deadweight,
RHA, Ashford Gallery, Dublin, curated by Ruth Carroll

End of the Line,
QSS Gallery, Belfast

2013

2011

2009

2006

Body Conscious 3,
Waterford Healing Arts Trust, curated by Mary Grehan

Blindgänger,
The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, curated by Anna O’Sullivan

Finish your plate,
Wexford Arts Centre, curated by Catherine Bowe

Why Stop Now?,
The LAB, Dublin, curated by Sheena Barrett

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2023

It took a Century, Women Artists and the RHA,   
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

80th Anniversary Collection Exhibition,
The Butler Gallery, curated by Anna O’Sullivan

193rd RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

2022

Zurich Portrait Prize, National Gallery of Ireland

192nd RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

2021

2020

2019

191st RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

The Sky is Blue, The Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL Carlow Annual Open Submission and Art Award

190th RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

Seen, not Heard, Crawford Gallery, Cork, curated by Victoria Evans & Anne Boddaert

189th RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

2018

2017

188th RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

Hennessy Portrait Prize, National Gallery of Ireland

187th RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

2016

135th RUA Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

Suki Tea Art Prize, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast curated by Peter Richards & Oonagh Young Gallery Dublin, curated by Oonagh Young

2015

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2015, National Gallery of Ireland

Futures Anthology, RHA, Dublin

185th RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

134th RUA Annual Exhibition, (invited Artist), Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

VUE Art Fair, RHA, Dublin

2014

184th RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

VUE Art Fair, RHA, Dublin

133rd RUA Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

2013

Currents 2013, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, curated by Mariannah Amster & Frank Ragano

183rd RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

Act of Portrayal, Limerick City Gallery of Art

2012

Additions 2012 National Self-portrait Collection of Ireland, Bourn Vincent Gallery, University Of Limerick

Film and Video Selections, The Lab, San Francisco, curated by Stephanie Rohlfs

2011

Futures 11, RHA, Dublin, curated by Patrick T. Murphy & Ruth Carroll

Body and Movement/ Keho ja liike - irlantilaista nykytaidetta, Tampere Art Museum, Finland, curated by Laura Koonikka

The Swimming Naked Prophecy, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray; Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare; Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, curated by Eilís Lavelle

2010

Les Recontres Internationales, Reina Sofia national museum, Madrid & Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, open submission curated by Nathalie Hénon & Jean-François Rettig

Act of Portrayal, Limerick City Gallery of Art

Spring Show, The Stone Gallery, Dublin

Davy Portrait Award Exhibition, Naughton Gallery, Belfast & Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, curated by Rosie Broadley & Brenda McParland

Futures 11, RHA, Dublin, curated by Patrick T. Murphy & Ruth Carroll

Paperplane, The Joinery, Dublin & Occupy Space, Limerick, curated by Mary Conlon

Snakes & Ladders, Symphony Space, Broadway, New York, curated by Daniel Figgis

2009

Force Majeure, The LAB, Dublin, curated by Sheena Barrett

Paper Work, Pallas Contemporary projects, Dublin, curated by Gavin Murphy & Mark Cullen

Les Recontres Internationales, Chatelet Theatre, Paris, open submission curated by Nathalie Hénon & Jean-François Rettig

Housewarming, RUA RED, Tallaght, curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey & Ruairí Ó Cuív

Dare to live without limits, Pallas Contemporary Projects at Sub-Urban Video Lounge, Rotterdam

_Unit, Portlaoise, curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey & Sarah Searson

2008

Pheonix Park, The Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, curated by Darragh Hogan & David Fitzgerald

Les Recontres Internationales, Chatelet Theatre, Paris, open submission curated by Nathalie Hénon & Jean-François Rettig

The Video Project, Pawn Shop Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey

Winter Salon, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, curated by Marian Lovett

Darklight Film Festival, Dublin

Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, curated by Fergus Ahern

Galway Arts Festival, Challenging Behaviour, MART - video, installation & performance, curated by Ciara Scanlan, Matthew Nevin

Animae Caribe, South Valley University, Luxor, Egypt & Trinidad, curated by Alan Lambert

2007

Batteries not included: Mind as Machine, Shrewsbury International Art Exhibition, Shrewsbury

Livin' in a box, The House Projects, Dublin, curated by Deirdre Morrissey

Vera Klute & Leona Clinton, Monstertruck Gallery, Dublin, curated by Deirdre Morrissey

Drawer, The Red Stables, Dublin, curated by kelly O'Connor

2006

TULCA, Galway, curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey & Sarah Searson

Catalyst Arts Annual Student Show, Catalyst Gallery, Belfast

IADT Graduate Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology

2005

RDS Students Award Exhibition, RDS Concert Hall, Dublin 4, Axis Arts Centre, Co. Dublin, Custom House Gallery, Westport, Co. Mayo

Lost Property, The Digital Hub, Dublin

Residencies

2022/23

2017

2007-2010

Anita Young Bursary, Tyrone Guthrie Centre

Heinrich Boell Residency, Achill Island

Firestation Artists' Studios, Dublin

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