Helen Horgan

Helen Horgan is an Irish artist and academic. She was born in 1975 in Cork. She studied at the Institute of Art Design and Technology where she received a first class honours degree in Visual Arts Practice and at University College Dublin where she attained a distinction in Master of Arts in Contemporary European Philosophy. Her work has been shown in Ireland and abroad including ‘Word Becomes Image’ at the Gerberei Museum in Enger, Germany; ‘Tulca 2016: The Headless City,’ Galway, Ireland;  ‘Language Like,’ The Dock, Leitrim; ‘Things in Translation: The Legs Foundation,’ Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda and ’Horizon Sprawl,’ Ormston House, Limerick. Horgan is currently enrolled on a studio based DFA at The University of Hertfordshire researching the role of Wittgensteinian philosophy in experimental documentary moving-image work. This work employs documentary footage of a 4,500km road trip across Europe with an abandoned theological Library (The LFTT Library). She is co-founder of The Legs Foundation for the Translation of Things (LFTT) with writer and artist Danyel M. Ferrari (NY).