Dr. Sarah Pierce

Lecturer in Visual Culture

Research in the curatorial, exhibition history, radical pedagogies and student culture.

Lecturer in Visual Culture
BA Visual Culture year 3 coordinator
Course co-leader MA Art in the Contemporary World
MFA, PhD supervision in Visual Culture and Fine Art
Research in the curatorial, exhibition history, radical pedagogies and student culture


Sarah Pierce is an artist and educator who lives in Dublin. Pierce holds a PhD from Goldsmiths College at London University and an MFA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and is a past participant of the Whitney Museum ISP in New York. In 2013, Book Works published the first monograph on Pierce’s work, edited by Rike Frank and designed by Peter Maybury, entitled Sketches of Universal History Compiled from Several Authors by Sarah Pierce. Exhibitions in 2015 include a four-person show at the Irish Museum of Modern Art called El Lissitzky: the Artist and the State; Sarah Pierce: Pathos of Distance, a new commission for the National Gallery of Ireland; and a presentation of new work for Positions #2, curated by Annie Fletcher at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.   

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2007-2014
PhD in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, University of London UK

1994-1995
Post-graduate dip. Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York US

1992-1994
MA in Fine Art School of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University,
Ithaca US       

1986-1990
BA Hons. in Studio Art and Religious Studies, Occidental College, Los Angeles US

Recently published books and texts

‘Campus’ in To Seminar, ed. H. Slager ed. Metropolis M 2017. Chapter.

No Title, S. Pierce S. Greavu eds. CCA  Derry 2017.

‘As if’ School of Missing Studies, ed. Bik Van der Pol, Sternberg Press 2017 Chapter.

‘Remote choreography’ How Institutions Think, ed. Paul O’Neill, MIT Press 2017 Chapter.

‘Learning Pieces,’ an interview with Sarah Pierce by Claire Potter, Gorse No. 5 March 2016.

Sketches of Universal History Compiled from Many Authors by Sarah Pierce, Rike Frank, ed. (London: Bookworks 2013) Artist monograph.

‘The Simple Operator’ in The Curatorial: A philosophy of curating, Jean-Paul Martinon, ed.

(London: Bloomsbury 2013) Chapter.

‘We New Traditionalists’, co-authored with Padraic Moore, Feminist Legacies and Potentials, (Amsterdam: If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, 2011) Chapter.