Ballysillan 2015

I use personal experience as material through which to look at the cultural and political landscape. In terms of production, my work tends to be focused on the realization of ideas rather than any specific medium.

'Freely, effortlessly, thought and feeling move in these... works of art... between the essay’s three poles – from personal to universal, from the abstract back to the concrete, from the objective datum to the inner experience.’ 

Aldous Huxley. Preface to his Collected Essays (1960)


Jacqueline is a recipient of a Jerwood Bursary 2020. Her recent exhibition 'This Moment of Being' at PS2 Belfast was the culmination of her  ACES Award, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and in partnership with LUX. Having originally worked at LUX, she moved to Belfast in 2010 to re-position herself and focus on her art practice. She graduated from the Belfast School of Art MFA in 2012. In 2015 she co-founded the organisation AMINI, which supports artists working in moving image through screenings and discussions. She has exhibited in Belfast, London, Nice and Dublin.  Other projects include a commission for DORIS, a Soft Fiction publication on film and artists' moving image culture, and The Last Soirée of the Belgium Embassy Annex, N16, an exhibition curated by the artist Gerry Smith. Jacqueline has a studio at Flax in Belfast.


Contact: jacquelineholt1@gmail.com


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