Alannah Robins

A graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Robins has won several commissions and awards for her artwork, including a public commission for the Waterford Institute of Technology, Tyresö Kulturstipendium, Helge Axeson stipend and bursaries from the Irish Arts Council and Galway County Council. She has exhibited, among other places, in the RHA, Dublin; London’s Dialogue Cultural Space; Pasaj Independent Arts Space, Istanbul; Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki and in Sweden’s Tegen2, Detroit Stockholm, Galleri CC and Kiruna Stadshus.

Robins uses familiar, domestic objects and simple materials like cut paper in her artistic investigations and ‘problem-finding’. Themes of displacement and migration are constantly recurring in her work, as is man’s relationship to nature. Her interdisciplinary work has drawn her into collaborations with both classical and experimental musicians, notably HOT, A Swedish Circus on Merciful Inferno by Opera factory Sessions in Stockholm’s Supermarket Art Fair and New York Electroacoustic Music Festival and En Timme Natt, with Göran Fröst and Jakob Kellermann.

She is the founder and director of Interface, a studio and residency programme on the West coast of Ireland. She is a member of Detroit Stockholm's Collective Studio, Tyresö Konstnärer, Visual Artists Ireland and Fylkingen.