Anita Groener

Anita Groener was born in the Netherlands but has lived in Ireland since 1982. Her work, like her life, is grounded in a transcultural perspective. Notions of home and displacement within modern geopolitical realities drive the work directed through drawing. Groener makes paintings, site-specific drawings, films and animation that she exhibits nationally and internationally. In 2005, she was elected a member of Aosdána, the Irish affiliation that recognises outstanding contributions to Irish culture. She taught until 2014 at the Dublin Institute of Technology where she also served as the Head of Fine Art from 2004-2006. In 2015 the artist was selected by Facebook San Francisco to participate in the Facebook AIR (Artist In Residence) Programme undertaking and completing a commission on site within the company’s European Headquarters in Dublin.
Exhibitions include; Citizen,a solo presentation in Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland; Taboo, Poggiali & Forconi Gallery, Florence, Italy;  Point B, Williamsburg, NYC, US; The Second Drawing festival at Witteveen Visual Arts Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Amsterdam Drawing Art Fair with Witteveen Visual Arts Centre; I Am Always Touched By Your Presence Dear, Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin; Into Irish Drawing | Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France. Groener’s work is included in the collections of The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Arts Council Ireland, State Art Collection Ireland OPW, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, Irish Contemporary Arts Society, AIB Bank, ABN-AMRO Bank, The National Drawing Archive and many private international collections.