Launch 6pm 23 May
Running 24 May-28 July
Anita Groener and Owen Boss In Conversation 2pm 27 July

The Lab Gallery
Foley Street, Dublin 1

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm/Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

Asking what it is to be human today, Anita Groener explores the tissue of trauma and loss rooted in this question, through drawings, large scale installations, films, and animations. She makes work for what still needs language experimenting with both figurative and abstract geographies. Symbolic representation tackles her own history and experience of displacement connecting it with one of the most pressing issues of our time – the refugee crises– and our collective response to it. The artist focuses on specific current events, their archetypal and psychological resonances, tracing urgent connections between people driven from their homes through armed, economic or political conflict and her own life and family.

Born in The Netherlands and based in Dublin, Anita Groener is one of Ireland’s most distinguished artists, exhibiting her drawings, installations, films and animations internationally. In 2005, she was elected a member of Aosdána, the prestigious official association of Ireland’s preeminent cultural producers. Until 2014 she was a professor at the Technological University Dublin where she also served as the Head of Fine Art from 2004 to 2006.

The exhibition received an Arts Council Touring and Dissemination Award, and was initiated by the Limerick City Gallery of Art. The tour includes The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon and Uilinn, Skibbereen in as well as the LAB Gallery.