Maeve Brennan is an artist based in London.

2024 Material Power, The Whitworth, University of Manchester
2024 The Life of Objects, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Salzkammergut
2024 Woven Histories, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

2024 An Excavation, VISUAL Carlow, Ireland
2023 Horses and Angels, Gallery for Contemporary Art, E-WERK Freiburg, Germany
2022 An Excavation, Stanley Picker Gallery, London
2020 Jerusalem Pink, Copperfield Gallery, London (online)
2019 Listening in the Dark, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku, Finland
2018 KUB Billboards, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
2018 Listening in the Dark, Mother's Tankstation, Dublin
2018 Jerwood/FVU Award: Unintended Consequences, The Edge, Bath
2018 The Drift, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore
2018 Jerwood/FVU Award: Unintended Consequences, Jerwood Space, London
2017 The Drift, The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
2017 The Drift, Spike Island, Bristol
2017 The Drift, Chisenhale Gallery, London
2016 Jerusalem Pink, OUTPOST, Norwich
2013 Beit Iksa Boys, The Institute of Jamais Vu, London

2024 An Excavation, Wonder Cabinet, Bethlehem (screening)
2024 Jerusalem Pink, LUX, London (online)
2023 Stories of Stones, Villa Medici, Rome (screening)
2023 The Drift & A State in a State, Sinema Transtopia, Berlin
2023 Material Power, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
2023 Broken in Three Places (due show with Sophie Jung), AplusA Gallery, Venice
2023 Magic Lantern Film Festival, Palazzo delle Esposizione, Rome
2023 On the Meaning of Gossip, British School at Rome
2023 On Coloniality and Extractive Archaeology, Darat al Fanun, Jordan
2023 Double Feature, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
2023 An Excavation (One Work), LUX Scotland (online)
2023 New:Vision Award Competition (An Excavation), CPH:DOX, Copenhagen
2023 Notes for Tomorrow, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz
2022 British Art Show 9, Plymouth
2022 Notes for Tomorrow, Majorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas
2022 An Excavation, Open City Documentary Festival, London
2022 Notes for Tomorrow, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
2022 Critters, Crisis Cinema, Vienna
2022 Simple Truths, Exchange (Arts Council Collection)
2022 Adaptation, Kelder Projects, London
2022 (Im)material Worlds, Sands International Film Festival, St Andrews
2022 (Im)material Worlds, LUX Scotland
2022 Archives of Resistance and Repair, Neue Galerie, Innsbruck
2022 Notes for Tomorrow, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2022 Notes for Tomorrow, TheCube Project Space, Taipei
2021 Mediterranea 19 Biennial, San Marino
2021 British Art Show 9, Aberdeen
2021 Notes for Tomorrow, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China
2021 Inside the Outset, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Cyprus
2021 Notes for Tomorrow, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Philadelphia
2021 Notes for Tomorrow, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary
2021 I should be doing something else right now, Gallery 31, Somerset House, London
2021 Towner International Biennial, Towner Eastbourne
2021 Film Exposed, Art Exchange, Essex (online)
2020 The Drift, Chisenhale Gallery and Spike Island (online)
2020 Formworks, Thkio Ppalies, Cyprus
2020 Private Links, Budka, Tbilisi
2019 Field Recordings, WORM, Rotterdam
2019 The Life of Things, MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, Montreal
2019 Hyperworlds, DEMO: Deptford Moving Image Festival, London
2019 Spring Programme, Cample Line, Dumfries and Galloway
2019 CAST Film Club, CAST, Cornwall
2019 Listening in the Dark/Curupira, LOM Kino, Slovakia
2019 A Visibility Matrix by Sven Anderson & Gerard Byrne, Secession, Vienna
2019 Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam
2018 Jerusalem Pink, Cample Line, Dumfries and Galloway
2018 A Visibility Matrix (by Sven Anderson & Gerard Byrne), Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2018 Hmn14, organised by Anne Tallentire and Chris Fite-Wassilak, London
2018 Labour of Love, The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit
2018 New/Lebanon, Sheffield Doc Fest 2018, Sheffield
2018 Official Competition, FILMADRID, Madrid
2018 Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
2018 Ammodo Tiger Shorts Award, International Film Festival Rotterdam
2017 Rare Minerals, Abandon Normal Devices, Peak District
2016 November Film Festival, Goldsmiths, University of London
2016 ‘At the Seams’ Symposium, The Palestinian Museum (Qalandiya International), Birzeit
2016 Mashrou’ Prolekult, American University of Beirut Art Gallery, Beirut
2016 At the Seams: a Political History of Palestinian Embroidery, Dar El-Nimer, Beirut
2016 Rough House (Glasgow International), Glue Factory, Glasgow
2015 Kurz | Dust, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
2015 Video Works 2015 (funded by Ashkal Alwan), Metropolis Empire Sofil, Beirut
2015 Pipperoo, Pippera Pipperum…The Rest is Rot, ALFILM Arab Film Festival, Berlin
2015 2nd Annual Alwan 3rd i Awards, Alwan for the Arts, New York
2014 A Museum of Immortality, curated by Anton Vidokle and Boris Groys, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut
2014 Whistling In The Dark, Workshop Gallery, Beirut
2013 Interim, Zico House, Beirut
2013 Edinburgh Art Festival Film Club, Inspace, Edinburgh
2013 Artist Film Screening, Generator Projects, Dundee
2013 Tooth Travel Award Exhibition, Goldsmiths, University of London
2012 Members Show, Outpost, Norwich
2012 21st Century : Recent Graduate Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London
2012 Once More With Feeling (collaboration with Ruth Ewan), Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto
2012 Goldsmiths BA Art Practice Degree Show, Goldsmiths, University of London
2012 Group Show, HBFK, Hamburg


2023 Sainsbury Scholarship, British School at Rome
2023 New:Vision Competition (shortlist), CPH:DOX, Copenhagen
2021 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists
2020 Thinking Time, Artangel
2020 Develop Your Creative Practice, Arts Council England
2019 Stanley Picker Fine Art Fellowship 2019–22
2018 The Elephant Trust Grant
2018 Somerset House Studios X King’s College London, Research Grant
2018 Shortlisted for Ammodo Tiger Shorts Award, International Film Festival Rotterdam
2018 Shortlisted for The Arts Foundation Fellowship (25th Anniversary Awards)
2017 Jerwood/FVU Award 2018
2016 AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts and Culture)
2016 Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England
2016 Nigel Greenwood Research Award
2015 Selected by Phillip Lai for Art Review: Future Greats
2015 Beit Iksa Boys shortlisted in Short Films category, Alwan 3rd i Awards, New York
2014 Video Works, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut
2012 Nicolas and Andrei Tooth Travelling Scholarship, Goldsmiths, University of London
2011 Hamad Butt Memorial Prize, Goldsmiths, University of London

2018 Somerset House Studios Resident, London (2018-22)
2016 Mansion, Beirut, Lebanon
2015 RIWAQ residency, Birzeit, Palestine
2013 Guest Residency, A.M Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine


2020 New Cinema and the City: Migrations, Cours de Poetique, London
2019 Artist’s Moving Image in Britain Since 1989, Yale University Press
2018 The Drift: Care and Repair in Contemporary Lebanon, Third Text, Routledge, London
2015 How to work together: Sharna Pax, commissioned by How to work together (Chisenhale Gallery, The Showroom and Studio Voltaire)
2014 A Dialogue on Marginal Geology, in collaboration with Miguel Fernandez de Castro, supported by Ashkal Alwan, Beirut

2022(Im)material Worlds: Conversation with Nguyen Trinh Thi, LUX Scotland
2022 Urgency of the Arts: Conversation with Ariella Azoulay, RCA, London
2022 Artist Talk, Royal College of Art, London
2021 Rest, Care and Productivity, Artangel
2021 Listening in the Dark, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam
2021 The Goods, Haverford College, Philadelphia
2020 Online Salon with Larry Achiampong and Erika Tan, Stanley Picker Gallery, London
2020 The Goods (Histories, Islands Module), School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Met
2020 Illicit Antiquities in the Museum, Aarhus Institute for Advanced Research
2020 Upgrade Yourself: Peer Exchange, Somerset House, London
2019 On Restoring, with Ektoras Arkomanis, Cass Research Seminar
2019 Stanley Picker Fellowship Lecture, Kingston University
2019 Tactile Histories, Something or Other, London College of Communication
2019 Q&A with Polly Staple, CAST, Cornwall
2018 Artist Talk, Liverpool John Moores University
2018 Q&A with Thomas D. Trummer, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
2018 Artist Talk, University of Newcastle
2018 In Conversation with Peter Taylor, Jerwood Space, London
2018 Panel Discussion with Declan Long and Gerard Byrne, Lismore Castle Arts
2018 Realising Your Creative Vision, ICA, London
2018 The Inaugural Cass Histories Lecture, The Cass School of Art
2017 Contemporary Art Talk, Goldsmiths, University of London
2017 Wednesday Talk, The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
2017 How Do Artists and Art Institutions Really Work, Spike Island, Bristol
2017 The Artists' Feature Film, Spike Island, Bristol
2017 In conversation with Sheyma Buali, Spike Island, Bristol
2017 Survival of the Artist, Conference, The British Museum, London
2017 In conversation with Paul Newson and Laura Jones (Culture in Crisis), V&A, London
2017 Artist Talk, UCL, London
2017 Q&A with Erika Balsom, Chisenhale Gallery, London
2017 Jerusalem Pink (New Cinema and the City: Migrations), The Cass School of Art
2015 How to work together: Sharna Pax, screening and talk, Chisenhale Gallery, London
2015 Jerusalem Pink, lecture at RIWAQ, Birzeit, Palestine

2013 – 2014 Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut
2009 – 2012 BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London