Laura Skehan is an artist and researcher (b. 1993) based in Dublin, Ireland.  

Skehan’s practice focuses on the relationship between human and non-human entities in the built environmental and natural landscape, prompting phenomenological and philosophical questions about our place in the world. Working predominantly in moving image, sound and sculpture installation, she explores the interactions that human centric behaviours and technologies impose on this relationship. Her current research examines modes of observation, collection and display of objects and organic material in institutions and unpacks historical narratives to illustrate the volatility and fragility of this relationship.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Home as Land, Home as Island; Traversing Cultures’ at Annabelles Home, Reykjavik in June (2023), ‘A Future Distant Memory Calls’ at Roscommon Arts Centre in August (2023) and ‘Confliction’ Malahide Castle October (2023).

Upcoming shows include ‘Irish Energy’ at Die Möglichkeit Einer Insel, Berlin (2024), INTERZONE Culterim Gallery, Berlin (2024) and Sun Valley Museum of Art in Idaho, USA (2025).

Skehan has been supported through the Arts Council Project Award, Dublin City Arts Office Bursary Award, the Fingal Artists Support Scheme Award, the Arts Council Agility Award and Culture Ireland.

She was awarded the Dublin Fringe Festival’s ‘Make Space for Art Scheme’ in 2023 for the first performance of her curatorial research project “A Symbiotic Symphonic Movement,’ a series of collaborative discussions and sonic performances exploring the intersection of human and plant migration at Botanical Gardens around Europe.

Skehan graduated with First Class Honours Degree (BA) in Fine Art from the School of Creative Arts, Technological University Dublin (former Dublin Institute of Technology) in 2016.