BASIC TALKS ~ Ann Maria Healy

The Hugh Lane Gallery


Ann Maria Healy will discuss recent vibrations in her art-making practice since beginning a residency at Fire Station Artists’ Studios in 2017. Healy is a visual artist based in Dublin. Her practice is concerned with reoccurrence, mimesis, the power of history and narratives deeply embedded within the human psyche. Taking established tropes, she reworks them into alternative narratives, seeking potential methods of togetherness outside of the contemporary hegemonic modes of social being. Healy is a resident artist at Fire Station Artists’ Studios 2017-2020.

Selected exhibitions include Futures: Series 3 Episode 1, Royal Hibernian Academy (2017). I like to eat with my hands, Wexford Arts Centre (2016). Your ass protrudes toward the malaise, Eight Gallery, Dublin (2015). Previous residencies include The Cow House Studios, Wexford (2015); The Banff Centre, Canada (2014). Healy is an MFA graduate of The Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2014) and a recipient of the Irish Arts Council, Visual Artist Bursary Award (2016).

BASIC TALKS is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

Admission is free but spaces are limited to 50 so please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.

Image - Your ass protrudes toward the malaise, installation shot, Tent Gallery Rotterdam, 2014.

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