Breaking Borders

Breaking Borders aims to explore the intersection of multiple narratives and discourses in the arts, engaging a mix of conversations with the exhibiting artists accompanied by talks and performance art contributions.

The group exhibition intends to be an organic project to mix and match artists from all disciplines to contribute to the development of the arts in Ireland and artists’ practice across any discipline. This exhibition project offers a creative and digital approach to the arts to expand the physical exhibition space as a response to these current times where we witnessed an increasing use of technology to implement our reality.

Breaking Borders has the ambition to become a global and inclusive space with no physical barriers 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 social pressures.

This future-facing project will make up of an interactive exhibition project and a series of online and offline events  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 (8th January – 13th February 2022, GOMA – Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford IE)

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

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, and The Arts Council of Ireland as one of the Agility Awardees 2021.

Weekly live events are streamed online on YouTube at the link below:
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Artists talk:  Wednesday 12th January, 3 – 4 pm GMT live streamed online on YouTube
Nicola AnthonyTrudi van der ElsenBernadette HopkinsVukašin NedeljkovićBeata Piekarska-Daly, and Valeria Ceregini (chair)

In conversation with: Every Thursday from 13th January to 10th February, 2 – 2.30pm GMT live streamed online on YouTube

  • Vukašin Nedeljcović – 13th January 
  • Trudi van der Elsen –  20th January
  • Beata Piekarska-Daly – 27th January
  • Bernadette Hopkins – 3rd February 
  • Nicola Anthony – 10th February 

Closing event: Sunday 13th February, 6pm GMT
S A B O T A G E 15 minutes of a live online streamed performance