Veronica Forsgren is a Swedish born artist and curator based in Dublin with a MA degree in Visual Arts Practices from the IADT, Dun Laoghaire (MAVIS).
She has exhibited nationally and internationally, notably art@work (residency organised by Roscommon County Council Arts Office), Preponderance of The Small (The Douglas Hyde Gallery) and Apocalypse When? (Dublin Fringe Festival). In 2011 she set up and organised a contemporary art gallery for children as well as curated the main gallery space at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge Co. Kildare.
Forsgren’s practice employs play as a method for exploring and learning, to better understand ideas of identity, location and social structures. Inspired by folk art, craft, religious iconography and popular culture the work is created using a variety of mediums such as performance, video, installation, sculpture, embroidery, costume making, painting and collaboration. Context and location is important in informing and shaping the work. Underlying the work is the wish to create socially engaging pieces that in a very subtle way can make an impact. For example the art works may encourage the audience to slow down and reflect, engage or smile momentarily, a tactic the artist refers to as “soft activism”.