Breaking Borders

Breaking Borders aims to explore the intersection of multiple narratives and discourses in the arts.  The exhibition brings together the work of seven artists across a range of disciplines including painting, video, photography, sculpture, and performance, engaging in a mix of conversations with the exhibiting artists through artists’ talks and performance contributions. The group exhibition intends to be an organic project mixing and matching artists from all disciplines to contribute to a national and global conversation about overcoming all sorts of barriers.

Breaking Borders has the potential to become a global and inclusive physical virtual space with no barriers and with a proactive approach to delivering new forms of cultural experiences and tackling the challenges facing the changing landscape of the arts, as a result of socio-political pressures. This future-facing project will be accompanied by a series of onsite and online events, and discussions focused on the perception of a globalised and dislocated life.

Featured image: Bernadette Hopkins, Our Bodies, Their Borders, 2021. Still. Credit Jacqui Devenney Reed and courtesy the artist.

Breaking Borders featured artists: Nicola AnthonyTrudi van der ElsenBernadette HopkinsVukašin NedeljkovićBeata Piekarska-Daly, Benedict Hutchinson, Myra Jago.

8th January – 13th February 2022, GOMA – Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford IE

2nd July – 25th September 2022, Luan Gallery, Athlone Arts & Tourism IE

A small publication designed by the visual labourer Duje Medić and printed by Plus Print, Dublin will be available during the exhibitions.

Streamed online talks available on YouTube at the link below: 
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3DYQSYzys9ICY-PJSbkqseprre2JoxYC
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The exhibition and booklet were kindly supported by GOMA as part of the residencies programme Emerging Curator Award 2021, Theatre Royal, Waterford City & County Council, Luan Gallery, Westmeath County Council, Creative Ireland, and The Arts Council of Ireland as recipient of the Agility Award 2021.


Selected press review:

https://www.westmeathindependent.ie/2022/07/11/art-is-breaking-down-borders-in-luan-gallery/

https://www.westmeathindependent.ie/2022/06/30/new-group-exhibition-set-to-open-shortly-in-luan-gallery/

https://www.munster-express.ie/front-page-news/general-stories/art-exhibition-at-goma-breaking-borders/

https://waterfordarts.com/breaking-borders-curated-by-valerie-ceregini-gomas-emerging-curator-awardee-2021/?amp