David Beattie is an artist and lecturer in Art and Research Collaboration at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. Beattie’s sculptural practice explores the material world through experiential, physical engagements with objects and non-objects. Recent projects have focused on the social and environmental impact of digital technologies, haptic robotics and machine learning. He was awarded the Harpo Foundation Award in 2010 and was a recipient of the Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection, 2016. In recent years, he has been commissioned to produce a number of temporary and permanent public artworks including VOID Commissions, Derry (2021), Reflectors, Bray, Co.Wicklow and Patterns of Illumination, Griffith Barracks Multi-denominational School, Dublin.
Solo exhibitions include Berlin Opticians (2019), NUI Maynooth (2017), CCA Derry-Londonderry (2017), Temple Bar Gallery and Studios (2011), The Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh (2010), Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Visual Art, Toronto (2010) and Oonagh Young Gallery (2009); Group exhibitions include Circadian Rhythms, The Glucksman (2019), Berlin Opticians (2018+2019) TULCA Art Festival, Galway (2017), As above, so below, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2017), In the Line of Beauty, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2013), O Brave New World, Rubicon Projects, Brussels (2013) All Humans Do, The Model Sligo and Whitebox, New York (2012); Feedback, Galway Arts Centre (2011); Holding Together Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2010); La Part des Choses, Mains d’Oeuvres, Paris, and Quiet Revolution, Hayward Touring, UK (2009).