Renèe Helèna Browne
Born in Donegal, Ireland, in 1992. Lives and works in Glasgow.
Renèe Helèna Browne uses strategies of deconstruction to ask, when considered in relation to trans history and memory, if ‘the document’, a stand-in for artefact, proof of origin and therefore traditional value, can be reconsidered. And what new forms of legacy, a system of status and authenticity, can be founded. They make work in order to expand this study through a feminist epistemological lens.
They do this by exploring how gender is perceived via the prisms of fiction and embodied feeling. They are specifically interested in the biopolitical power of deviant bodies as alternative strategies to being in the world. Their practice manifests through long term research periods in the form of learning, talking, filming and writing, and is followed by the production of essay films, vocal soundscapes and angsty drawings.
Browne received their MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2019. They are 2021-2023 Talbot Rice Resident Artist with ECA at the University of Edinburgh and commissioned by the Project Arts Centre (Dublin) in 2021.