Connor Grogan was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1983. He completed an International Baccalaureate at St. Andrews College, Dublin in 2000 and Foundation Studies at Wimbledon School of Art, London in 2001. He has lived and worked in Melbourne since 2008.
“My practice investigates the way history is constructed or manipulated, to suit the needs of authority in the shaping, or control, of our present and future. This includes narratives around the accelerated scientific and technological discoveries of the 20th century. Many of these discoveries arose out of paranoia and fear - of disease, invasion, war.
My work collides these elements - analysing fact, fiction and comparing discrepancies in their different perspectives. I also reimagine events, adding my own fiction to synthesise distorted or alternate possible futures.”