Jacqueline Donachie is an award-winning Scottish artist. She is based in Glasgow and has forged an international reputation for a socially-engaged art practice that is rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity and the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) through which it is constructed and supported. Her work encompasses sculpture, installations, photographs, films, drawings and performance and is research-based, collaborative and participatory.
Recent gallery exhibitions include ‘Deep in The Heart of Your Brain’ at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow (2016), an exhibition that drew wide praise for the manner in which it addressed disability, inheritance and ageing, and Right Here Among Them (2017), a mid-career survey show at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh that was the recipient of the inaugural Freelands Award. She holds a PhD from Northumbria University (2017) that examined the capacity for artworks to influence research and care in the field of genetics, continuing a long collaborative engagement with biomedical researchers in both Newcastle and Glasgow.
Donachie also creates public, site-specific projects and publishes artists’ books, with recent public commissions from NPRO, Oslo, Norway; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne and Edinburgh Art Festival. In 2014 she completed New Weather Coming, a major new work as part of GENERATION, 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, and Glasgow Slow Down, a public event for the XXth Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.
She is represented by Patricia Fleming Projects.