Helen Ana Flanagan

Helen Anna Flanagan

Graduation year



United Kingdom

Observed human incidents often form the starting point for my work. I combine these real events with fictitious narratives to produce video, installation and performance. By constructing and imagining scenarios – often making use of the category of the absurd – I look to investigate social structures and the political subtext of the everyday, focusing on affects and emotions, labor and the body.

Featured events

HISK Open Studios 2019, Sofia Caesar, Photo Laure Cottin Stefanelli

Open Studios 2019

24/05/2019 27/05/2019
  HISK - Open Studios

Emergency biennial 2020

24/04/2020 - 00:00 05/07/2020 - 00:00
470px Threshold Diego Lama

The Upper Hand

09/08/2020 - 10:00 30/08/2020 - 11:00
HISK Open Studios 2020, Oussama Tabti, photo Diego Lama

Open Studios 2020

18/09/2020 21/09/2020
  HISK - Open Studios
In a Long Blink of an Eye, exhibition shot. Photo Laure Cottin Stefanelli & Manuel Wetscher

In a Long Blink of an Eye

17/12/2020 31/01/2021
HISK Gosset site, Gabrielle Petitstraat 4, Brussel, BE HISK - Laureates Exhibition
New Songs for Old Cities

New Songs for Old Cities

23/01/2021 28/02/2021
Netwerk Aalst, Houtkaai 15, Aalst, BE HISK - Exhibition
160321 helen Metronom
METRONOM, Modena, IT Exhibition
210317 Tik Tok vs Abramovic

Tik Tok vs Abramovic

17/03/2021 29/03/2021
P145, Berlin, DE Exhibition
210319 Hypermarket Kunsthal Gent


19/03/2021 11/04/2021
Kunsthal Gent, Gent, BE Exhibition
010521 WIELS


01/05/2021 15/08/2021
WIELS, Brussel, BE Exhibition
Helen Anna Flanagan, Gestures of Collapse, 2019
IKOB, Eupen, BE Exhibition
Big Screen Southend, 2021
Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK Screening
We will never surrender, Lieven Segers, 2021

Zonder kunstenaars geen kunstboek

18/06/2021 - 18:00 19:00
BOTANICC, Antwerpen, BE Book launch
TENT Online Cinema
TENT, Rotterdam, NL Screening
Publiek Park, 2021. Graphic Design by Victor Verhelst.

Publiek Park

01/07/2021 04/07/2021
Citadelpark, Gent, BE Exhibition
Sonsbeek Quadrennial, 2021

Sonsbeek 20>24. Agora

02/07/2021 29/08/2021
Sonsbeek Park, Arnhem, NL HISK - Exhibition
Art Contest 2021

Art Contest 2021

02/09/2021 26/09/2021
Espace Vanderborght, Brussel, BE Exhibition
Xenia, 2021

EXPLO: Xenia

15/10/2021 31/10/2021
Gosset site, Gabrielle Petit straat 4-6, Brussel, BE Exhibition
COM PG Marijke De Roover c Helen Anna Flanagan and Marijke De Roover
M Leuven, Leuven, BE Performance
Gestures of Collapse
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Roma, IT Exhibition
Helen Anna Flanagan. Deeply, Madly

Helen Anna Flanagan. Deeply, Madly

28/04/2022 18/09/2022
CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussel, BE Exhibition
And then she said, "you have a future, but it looks a lot like your past"
OpenSpace, Nancy, FR Exhibition
Screen Shot 2022 10 27 at 12 23 00
Atelier Arthur Rogiers, Brussel, BE Exhibition