James Rollo is a new media, installation, and performance artist that grafts new narratives onto everyday objects and spaces for the audience to encounter, attempting to break the objects/spaces out of their systemic and preconditioned possibilities. This results in humourous anti-objects, visual glitches, and experiential anomalies, where the impetus is on the viewer to come to their own conclusions or engage in a different way.
Their practice is constantly reacting to the visual and experiential landscape, creating a tension between the familiar and unfamiliar, which makes the rules of engagement more flexible. Ultimately, they are interested in showing possible avenues of flux with everyday objects and spaces.
James Rollo has exhibited nationally and internationally, including their first solo show at OUTPOST in Norwich, UK (2018). They have participated in the Images Festival at XPace in Toronto, Canada (2015), the International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo, Bulgaria (2017), and The Wrong Epicentre Biennale, at the Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain (2019). They received their MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art (2017) and their BFA from OCAD University (2015).
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