Katherine Sankey’s Desmosome is a sculpture that use living plant tissue and human supply lines to engage in the geo-feminist conversation about what we gouge and suck out of the planet. Sankey’s practice is engaged with how we as humans adapt, colonise and inhabit territories. Her practice examines mutation and the human extractive machine of supply and power in a multi-species context, her art practice can be defined within geo-feminism.
Katherine Sankey is an Australian-Irish artist, born in Paris and is based in Dublin. Solo exhibitions include Containment, RUA RED, Dublin (2021); Pallas Projects (forthcoming, November 2021) and The Lab (forthcoming, 2022). Group exhibitions include Platform 21, Draíocht and Five Lamps Arts Festival, CHQ, Dublin (both forthcoming); RHA Annual Exhibition (2020); TULCA (2019) and CAST, Luan Gallery, Athlone (2018). In 2020, she was a recipient of the Fire Station Artists’ Studios Sculpture Award and gave a ‘Plinth Politics’ talk at the Royal Hibernian Academy. In June 2021, she will take up a six-month residency at Draíocht.