Born in Paris, artist Louise Bourgeois moved to New York in 1938. Over a career that spanned seven decades, Bourgeois built up a complex body of work, primarily in sculpture, but also including drawing, painting, printmaking and installation. Autobiography and identity have been important influences on her practice, as have her family connections with furniture and tapestry making. Bourgeois was the first woman artist to be given a retrospective at MoMA, New York in 1982. Her celebrated project ‘I Do, I Undo, I Redo’ was created for the Turbine Hall to mark the opening of Tate Modern in 2000. Bourgeois’s ‘Stitches in Time’ was held at IMMA from November 2003 to February 2004.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, IMMA’s galleries will be closed from the evening of Friday 18 September until Saturday 10 October 2020. The grounds of IMMA and the RHK will remain open. Thank you for your cooperation.