eva rothschild

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born in Dublin, in 1971. She lives and works in London.

Predominantly sculptural, yet highly conceptual, eva Rothschild’s work is rendered in a varied range of materials including aluminium, jesmonite, leather, wood, tiles and paper. Her work references art movements of the 1960s and 1970s, and is also informed by the aesthetics of protest and spirituality.

eva Rothschild is concerned with the physical experience of sculpture and our relationship with objects and ways of looking. She has a materials based studio practice but also works on major public and outdoor commissions.


selected museum exhibitions

eva Rothschild’s work has been the subject of institutional solo exhibitions including Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2018), Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane (2014), Nasher Sculpture Center (2012), The Hepworth Wakefield (2011), South London Gallery (2007), and Kunsthalle Zürich (2004). In 2009 she was awarded the Tate Britain annual Duveens’ Commission, for which she produced Cold Corners, a vast rambling geometric sculpture that occupied the length of the neo-classical galleries. In 2019, she represented Ireland at the 58th Venice Biennale.


public collections

eva rothschild’s work is in many permanent collections, including those of Aïshti Foundation, Antelias; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Dallas Museum of Art; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; MOMA, New York; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; Tate, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.


shows at kaufmann repetto

Eva Rothschild, 2017, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
Middle Temple, 2015, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
Eva Rothschild, 2009, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan

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Born in 1972 in Dublin. Lives and works in London.


Selected solo exhibitions



Irish Pavillion, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice
Eva rothschild: kosmos, City Gallery Wellington, wellington



Kosmos, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne



kaufmann repetto, milano



Alternative to Power, The New Art Gallery, Walsall

The Gated Community, Sonneveld House, Rotterdam



Setup, produced by fig-2 and Block Universe at ICA Studio and ICA Theatre (with Joe Moran)

Middle Temple, kaufmann repetto, Milan



Eva Rothschild, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

What The Eye Wants, Modern Art, London



Narcissus, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

This and this and this, outdoor project, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich



Childrens Art Commission: Eva Rothschild: Boys and Sculpture, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Sightings, The Nasher Sculpture Centre, Dallas

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

The Paradise [38],The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin



Hot Touch,Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover

303 Gallery, New York

Public Art Fund Project, New York

Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, England



La Conservera, Murcia, Spain

Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Cold Corners, Tate Britain Duveens Commission, Tate Britain, London

francesca kaufmann, Milan



Tate Britain, Millbank, London

Modern Institute, Glasgow



South London Gallery, London

303 Gallery, New York



Living Spring, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich



Art Basel 36 with the Modern Institute, Glasgow

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin



Kunsthalle, Zurich



The Modern Institute, Glasgow

francesca kaufmann, Milan



Whitechapel Gallery, London

Project Art Centre, Dublin

Modern Art Inc., London



Arnolfini  trouble shooting, Bristol

Els Hanappe, Underground, Athens

Cornerhouse, Manchester / The Showroom, London

francesca kaufmann, Milan



The Modern Institute, Glasgow



Titanik Galerie, Turku, Finland



Great Wall/Black Hole, Iain Irving projects Aberdeenshire,  Aberdeenshire



Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow



Bercsenyi Gallery, Budapest



Selected group exhibitions


Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibitionkaufmann repetto, milan


Irish Pavillion, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice

objects of wonder, palaispopulaire, berlin, curated by elena crippa and daniel slater



Shadowed Forms, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark, curated by Kevin Francis Gray



The Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo

An Eyeful of Wry, Brynmor Jones Library gallery, University of Hull, Hull

31 Women, Breeselittle, London



Royal Academy of Arts – Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

IMMA Collection: A Decade, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, curated by Christina Kennedy



Lustwarande ‘15 – Rapture & Pain– Fundament Foundation, park De Oude Warande, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Art as a Verb, ArtSpace, Sydney

The Grass is Singing, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo

Works on paper, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Vibrant Matter, KIOSK, Ghent



QUIZ, Poirel Galleries, Nancy, curated by Robert Stadler

You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney

We are living on a star, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo



A Conspiracy of Detail, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Eva Rothschild and Clare Woods, New Art Centre, Roche Court, United Kingdom



Making is Thinking,Witte de With, Rotterdam

Kompass: Zeichnungen aus dem museum of modern art New York,Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

We Regret To Inform You There Is Currently No Space Or Place For Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New York

Making is Thinking,  Witte de With, Rotterdam



Highlights form the collection,The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas

Big new Field,Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary sculpture,Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

The Dark Monarch,Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne



The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in Britsh Art,Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, England

Bhart Kher, Yayoi Kusama, Eva Rothschild and Mindy Shapiro,Marianne Boesky, New York

Valentin Carron, FOD, Manu Muniategiandikoetxea, Eva Rothschild and Gert & Uwe Tobias, La Conserva, Ceutì, Spain



Sphinxx, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, curated by Alexis Vaillant

A Life of Their Own, Lismore Castle, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland, curated by Richard Cork



Un-monumental: Falling to Pieces in the 21st Century, The New Museum, New York curated by Richard Flood and Laura Hoptman and Massimiliano Gioni



How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t, CCA Wattis Instituite for Contemporary Art, San Francisco

New British ArtTate Triennial, Tate Britain, London

Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts CouncilCollection, Yorkshire Sculpture Park – YSP, Wakefield



British Art Show6, BALTIC The Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead



54th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh



Primary Colours, The City Gallery, Leicester

3D, Frederich Petzel Gallery, New York

The walls Have Eyes, Modern Art Inc, London

Playschool, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen

This was Tomorrow, The New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery, Salisbury

Object in mirror are closer than they appear, with Jim Lambie and Remy Jugerman, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

Breathing the Water, Galerie Hauser+Wirth+Presenburger, Zurich

Someone to WatchOver Me, Smart Space, Amsterdam



Electric Dreams, The Barbican, London

Early one Morning, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Tailflading, British Council Touring Exhibition

My Head is on Fire but my Heart is full of Love,Charlottenberg, Copenhagen



Prodigal Prodigy, White Box, New York

Tattoo Show,Modern Art, London

Tailsliding, British Council Touring Show

All That Is Solid… , London Print Studio, London

Kalam to Computer‚ Crafts Museum, New Delhi

Troubleshooting, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Swenglish, IASPIS, London

Silhouettes and Cut-outs, Lenbachaus, Munich

The seat with the clearest view…, Grey Matter, Sydney

Brown,The Approach, London

Circles° 4 ZKM, Karlsruhe



Perfidy, Kettles Yard, Cambridge/ Convent of La Tourette, Eveux

Pavillion Mark Muller Gallery, Zurich

Hard Candy, Gallery Wieland, Berlin

Proper, Center for contemporary art, Vilnius, Lithuania

Comes the Spirit…, Jerwood Space, London

Tonight, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Dream Machines, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee



High Red Center, CCA, Glasgow

Palace, Glassbox, Paris

Utopias, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

Luftfarer, Riksutstillinger, Norway



Cluster Bomb Morrisson/ Judd, London

Habitat, Center for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

Seeing Hozoman, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

How to build a universe…, Fly Gallery, Glasgow

Crystal state, 3 Month Gallery, Liverpool

Excellent Dynamite Palace studios, Dublin

Bed and Workshop, Square Doyen Milou, Rennes



Superstore, Norwich gallery & The Tannery, London

Performance Festival, Gallery Tommy Lund, Odense

Dialogue, W139, Amsterdam

Tutor with an Idea, 3 Month Gallery, Liverpool

Let’s Rock, Alexandra Mansions, Norwich

European Couplet, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

If it wasn’t for the mist… , Grays School of Art, Aberdeen



World of Ponce, South Park, Glasgow

Singled Out, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

City Limits,Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Deep Signal, Gasworks, London

Sick Building, Globescope, Copenhagen

Art for People, Transmission Gallery, London

EV + A,Limerick , Ireland*

Into the Void, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham


Public and Museum collections

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Tate Gallery, London

Carnegie Museum Collection, Pittsburgh

Arts Council Collection, London

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Ebrahim Melamed/Honart Museum, Tehran

T-B A21 – Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Wien

MORA-ART Foundation, San Antonio, TX




MFA Goldsmiths, London



BA Hons Fine Art University of Ulster, Belfast



National College of Art and Design, Dublin



Awards/ Commissions



Delfina Trust, Studio residency 2000-2002

Camden Arts Center, Artists in residence Sep.-Oct.



PaDT/BAA Heathrow Arts Programme, Belfast Lounge commission

Independent Public Arts/ Stirling Council, “National Flags” project



Scottish Arts Council, Amsterdam Studio residency




Venice Biennale, 2019

Financial Times, 2019


The Brooklyn Rail, 2017

espoarte, 2015

tate etc, 2009

frieze, 2007

frieze, 2000