Eva Rothschild

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Eva Rothschild
Nationality (legal)Irish
Alma materNational College of Art and Design (Diploma and foundation studies) 1988-90
University of Ulster (MA) 1990-93
Goldsmiths College (BA) 1997-99

Eva Rothschild RA (born 1971) is an Irish artist based in London.

Eva Rothschild was born in Dublin, Ireland. She received a BA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast (1990–93), and an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London (1997–99). Her work is predominantly sculptural and she works across a range of materials including aluminium, jesmonite, leather, fabric and perspex. She has a materials based studio practice but also works on major public and outdoor commissions. Her work references the art movements of the 1960s and 1970s, such as Minimalism and is also informed by the contemporary aesthetics of protest and spirituality. In 2014 she was elected Royal Academician.[1]

Rothschild's work has been the subject of institutional solo exhibitions including Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2018), Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane (2014), Nasher Sculpture Center (2012), The Hepworth Wakefield (2011), South London Gallery (2007), and Kunsthalle Zürich (2004). In 2009 she was awarded the Tate Britain annual Duveens' Commission, for which she produced Cold Corners, a vast rambling geometric sculpture that occupied the length of the neo-classical galleries.[2]

Rothschild's works are held by major public collections including MoMA, New York, Arts Council of England, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Tate, and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

In 2019, she represented Ireland at the 58th Venice Biennale.[3]


Solo exhibitions[edit]


  • The Shrinking Universe, Ireland Pavilion, 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia Touring Show, VISUAL Carlow, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.


  • Furniture, Tapestry and Ceramics, Blue Mountain School, London
  • The Shrinking Universe, curated by Mary Cremin, Ireland Pavilion, 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
  • Kosmos, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand



  • Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy
  • A Material Enlightenment, 303 Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • City Room (with Gary Webb), Galeria Mário Sequeira, Parada de Tibães, Portugal


  • Alternative to Power, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
  • A Gated Community, Sonneveld House, Rotterdam, Netherlands


  • Middle Temple, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy



  • Narcissus, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland
  • "New Sculpture", New Art Centre, Wiltshire, 2014


  • The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2012
  • Sightings, Nasher Sculpture Centre, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Childrens Art Commission: Eva Rothschild: Boys and Sculpture, The Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland


  • Hot Touch, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, Germany
  • 303 Gallery, New York, NY, USA, 2011
  • Hot Touch, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield Empire Public Art Fund, New York, NY, USA


  • Cold Corners, Tate Britain Annual Duveens’ Commission, Tate Britain, London
  • Modern Art, London, 2009
  • Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy, 2009
  • Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland, 2009
  • La Conservera: Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Murcia, Spain, 2009


  • The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Tate Britain, London


  • South London Gallery, London, 2007
  • 303 Gallery, New York, NY, USA, 2007


  • Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland


  • Modern Art, London, 2005
  • Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland


  • Kunsthalle, Zürich, Switzerland Artspace, Sydney, Australia, 2004


  • Heavy Cloud, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, 2003
  • "Sit-In", Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy, 2003


  • Modern Art, London, 2002
  • Project Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland, 2002


  • Peacegarden, The Showroom, London
  • Peacegarden, Cornerhouse, Manchester
  • Francesca Kauffman Gallery, Milan, Italy
  • Els Hanappe Underground, Athens, Greece


  • Camden Arts Centre, London


  • The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland


  • Titanik Galerie, Turku, Finland


  • Great Wall / Black Hole, Iain Irving Projects, Aberdeenshire
  • Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow


  • Bercsenyi Galleria, Budapest, Hungary

Selected collections[edit]

  • Aïshti Foundation, Antelias, Lebanon
  • Arts Council Collection, London
  • Berezdivin Collection, Santurce, Puerto Rico British Council, London
  • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood
  • Cloud Art Space, Seoul, South Korea
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland
  • The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX, USA
  • The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Leeds City Council, Leeds
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
  • Museum Voorlinden, Waasenaar, Netherlands
  • New Art Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk
  • Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney
  • Pilane Heritage Museum, Klövedal, Sweden
  • Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
  • Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
  • Swiss Re Art Collection, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Tate, London
  • TBA21 – Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Würth Collection, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
  • Zabludowicz Collection, London


  1. ^ "Eva Rothschild | Artist | Royal Academy of Arts". www.royalacademy.org.uk. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  2. ^ Tate. "Tate Britain Duveens Commission: Eva Rothschild – Exhibition at Tate Britain". Tate. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. ^ Greenberger, Alex (24 April 2018). "Eva Rothschild Will Represent Ireland at the 2019 Venice Biennale". ARTnews. Retrieved 18 December 2018.

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