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Elaine Cameron-Weir

Elaine Cameron-Weir, photo by Isabel Asha Penzlien 


Elaine Cameron-Weir (b. 1985, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada). Elaine Cameron-Weir’s contemplative objects made from carefully sourced materials allow us to consider the ways in which artifice and spectacle have been used to perpetuate systems of belief. Her major installation from the most recent Venice Biennale in 2022 invoked sites of provisional operations and religious reflection by transforming the gallery with modular steel subflooring, neon and electric flicker lights, and repurposed objects previously used for military and industrial purposes.
In addition to the Venice Biennale, Cameron-Weir recently opened a solo exhibition at Hannah Hoffman in Los Angeles, CA. Other solo shows from the past two years include the SCAD Museum of Art (2022) and the Henry Art Gallery University of Washington (2021). Recently her work was on view at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum as part of an important exhibition titled “New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century.” Other select solo exhibitions include “exhibit from a dripping personal collection,” Dortmunder Kunstverein (2018); “Outlooks: Elaine Cameron-Weir,” Storm King Art Center, New York (2018) where the artist installed a steel mesh sphere for motorcycle stunts known as “globe of death” on the top of a hill; and “viscera has questions about itself,” New Museum, New York (2017). She has shown both in the U.S. and abroad, in group exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Remai Modern, Saskatoon; GAMeC, Bergamo; FUTURA, Prague; among many others.

installation view, The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani, 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, IT, April 23 – November 27, 2022 Photography by Andrea Rosetti
Elaine Cameron-Weir Low Relief Icon (Figure 1), 2021 (detail) US military body transfer cases, aluminum, flicker bulbs, electrical wiring, conveyor belt, pewter, chain, pulleys, aircraft cable, hardware overall dimensions: 281 × 202 × 28 1/2 in (713.7 × 513.1 × 72.4 cm); case with candles: 26.5 × 89 × 28.5 in (67.3 × 226.1 × 72.4 cm)
Elaine Cameron-Weir Right Hand Left Hand, Grinds a Fantasizer’s Dust, 2021 (detail) concrete textile, funerary backdrop stand, neon tubing, transformers, spot lights, silk gauze 85.5 x 112 x 24 in 217.17 x 284.48 x 60.96 cm
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