Maeve Brennan’s practice involves long-term research into subjects that often revolve around human acts of preservation, care and maintenance. Fascinated by the historical and political resonance of materials and places, she has worked with archaeologists, architects, craftspeople and guardians of cultural heritage to unravel complex and compressed histories. Her investigations often culminate in moving image works but she also creates installations, photographs and sculpture. While filming in Lebanon, a country that has witnessed many years of conflict and is rich in archaeological remains, she interviewed a number of antiquities smugglers and dealers and this ignited her recent interest in the trafficking of looted cultural objects.
Maeve Brennan (born 1990, London) lives and works in London. Brennan studied at Goldsmiths, University of London and Home Workspace Program, Beirut, Lebanon.