Posted on Feb 6, 2019
The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica | 13 - 17 February 2019Read More
Celebrating its 10th edition, Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) is introducing new programme offerings this year, and Roman Road will be participating in The Academy, the new Salon section curated by Claudia Rech. We will be exhibiting Alix Marie’s Les Gatiantes (2016), a piece consisting of ten close-up images of nude women printed onto poly-satin material using the dye sublimation technique. This is a unique artwork that stems from the artist’s research on Gaëtan Gatian de Clérambault’s study of women’s erotic passion for fabric.
ALAC 2019 will take place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica from 13 – 17 February.
Posted on Jan 15, 2019
Frontón México, Mexico City | 07 - 10 February 2019Read More
We are delighted to announce that Roman Road is among the exhibitors at this year’s Material Art Fair, hosted at the Frontón México in the heart of Mexico City from 07 – 10 February 2019. We will be bringing to the fair varied pieces by Victor Payares, Antony Cairns and Alix Marie; three contemporary artists who have created unique bodies of work that explore the idea of fragmentation in innovative and different ways.
Roman Road will be located at Stand B25.
Posted on Oct 24, 2018
Hamburger Kunsthalle, GermanyRead More
We are delighted to announce that Natalia LL has been awarded the Rosa Schapire Art Prize 2018! This annual award is given by the Freunde Der Hamburger Kunsthalle to honour one artist whose work makes a vivid and valuable contribution to the museum’s collection. The recipient is awarded €20000 and the award-winning piece of art is acquired and donated to the museum. This year’s judge was art historian Agnieszka Morawinska, who selected Natalia LL as the winner of the prestigious prize.
Posted on Oct 5, 2018
Vanderborght Building, Brussels | 8 - 11 November 2018Read More
Roman Road is pleased to announce that we will be participating at Independent Brussels this year, hosted at the Vanderborght Building from 8 – 11 November 2018. We will be bringing to the fair a solo booth by Antony Cairns, exhibiting works from two of his latest series through which he repurposes recycled materials and creatively exposes the ephemerality of technologies.
Roman Road’s stand will be located on the third floor: Stand 3_2
Posted on Sep 24, 2018
Berthold Centre, St. Petersburg | 05 - 12 October 2018Read More
Alix Marie is participating in Presence, the international contemporary photography festival held by PhotoDepartment, St. Petersburg. Her work will be featured in the group exhibition Large-scale reconstruction: Body. Time. Context at the Berthold Centre from 05 -12 October 2018.
Participating artists in the exhibition include:
Boris Mikhailov (UA), Alexander Gronsky (RU), Yana Romanova (RU), Oleg Savunov (RU), Ivan Petrokovich (RU), Weronika Gesicka (PL), Alix Marie (FR), Simon Menner (DE), Clément Lambelet (CH), David de Beyter (FR), Ezra Nahmad (FR)
Posted on Sep 21, 2018
Ambika P3, London | 04 - 07 October 2018Read More
Roman Road will be participating at Sunday Art Fair this year, hosted at Ambika P3, London, from 04 – 07 October 2018. We will be bringing to the fair a solo booth by Daisuke Yokota, an artist who is at the vanguard of young Japanese experimental photographers.
We will be located at Booth 28.
Posted on Sep 11, 2018
14 September 2018, from 6.30 PMRead More
The Night Exposed: In Conversation
Antony Cairns is participating in a panel discussion with Chloe Dewe Mathews and David George at the Museum of London on Friday 14 September 2018. Chaired by photography curator Zelda Cheatle, the three photographers and filmmakers in conversation will explore the science and art of photographing the night. The event begins with a visit to the London Nights exhibition at the museum from 6.30 PM.
Posted on Aug 13, 2018
Bella Center, Copenhagen | 30 August - 02 September 2018Read More
Roman Road is pleased to be taking part in the third edition of Code Art Fair, hosted at the Bella Center in Copenhagen from 30 August – 02 September 2018. We will be bringing to the fair a solo booth by Alix Marie, featuring three new bodies of work by the artist that have stemmed from her interest in exploring the tactile and performative possibilities of photography.
We will be located at Stand 053.
Posted on Aug 8, 2018
13 October 2018 - 15 April 2019Read More
We are thrilled to announce that Daisuke Yokota will be featured in Peindre la nuit, a major group exhibition opening at Centre Pompidou-Metz, France, in October 2018. The exhibition will address the theme of ‘the night’, assembling together major works by both historical figures and contemporary artists who have explored or been inspired by night-time, nocturnal darkness and experiences. Alongside paintings, which play a central role in Peindre la nuit, the exhibition finds resonances with music and literature, video and photography. Yokota will be presenting Mortuary, a large-scale installation made up of manipulated and elongated photographs printed onto long, suspended rolls of paper.
Posted on Aug 3, 2018
01 August - 15 September 2018Read More
A new solo exhibition by Marie Orensanz has just opened at Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The exhibition, titled Invisible, presents recent and new sculptural and framed works by the artist, in which she has employed a range of materials, such as steel, aluminium and fragments of marble, to explore ideas of incompleteness, symbolism and the relationship between linguistic and visual modes of representation. Invisible will be on display at the gallery until 15 September 2018.
Posted on Jul 23, 2018
Vevey, Switzerland | 08 - 30 September 2018Read More
Every other year, during Switzerland’s visual arts biennale Festival Images Vevey, the picturesque town of Vevey becomes an outdoor museum of photography, presenting original installations and projects by international artists in unexpected places, such as on the facades of buildings, in parks and lakes, and also in unusual indoor venues. The next edition will be from 08 – 30 September 2018 and we are excited to announce that Antony Cairns will be taking part in this year’s festival, showing the project for which he was awarded the Images Vevey 2017/2018 Special Jury Prize. Cairns’ The Tale of Adam Earl Gordons (2018) is an art installation loosely based on the story of an inventor who disappeared while building a time machine in the early 1900s. His installation will be exhibited in the basement of the Théâtre de Verdure for the duration of the festival.
Posted on Jul 18, 2018
05 September 2018 - 03 February 2019Read More
Antony Cairns is participating in Artificial Impressions, a joint exhibition by Stedelijk Museum Breda and BredaPhoto. The exhibition includes works by six artists – Jeroen Bocken, Antony Cairns, Kenta Kobayashi, Sara Naim, Maija Tammi and Joris Verleg – who have created stimulating and experimental works that reflect or respond to the impact and possibilities of continuing progress in science and technology. Cairns is presenting new works from his IBM series, whereby he prints his dystopian images of cities on tinted IBM computer punch cards. He has specially made new large-scale photomontages composed of 330 cards (measuring around 182 x 280 cm), which will be on display in the exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Breda until 03 February 2019.
Posted on Jul 12, 2018
Uniqlo Tate Lates | 27 July 2018, 7-8 PMRead More
This month’s Uniqlo Tate Late takes inspiration from the exhibition Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art, on display at Tate Modern until 14 October 2018. As part of the event, there is an artist talk with Antony Cairns from 7-8 PM, whose work is currently featured in the exhibition. He will be discussing how his distinctive practice is inspired by his East London roots and cities, and will also be launching his latest artist book CTY (2018), published by Morel Books.
Uniqlo Tate Late July: Friday 27 July 2018, 6-10 PM
Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
Posted on Jul 9, 2018
18 August – 19 November 2018Read More
Works by Marie Orensanz are featured in the major group exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, which will soon be on display at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo from 18 August – 19 November 2018. Curated by British Venezuelan art historian and curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Argentine researcher Andrea Giunta, Radical Women is the first exhibition to bring to the public an extensive mapping of the experimental artistic practices by Latin American and Latina female artists and their pioneering contributions to contemporary art. Its presentation in São Paulo concludes the exhibition’s international tour, which commenced last year at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Radical Women will be on display on the first floor of the Pinacoteca and will bring together more than 280 works by the 120 participating artists.
Posted on May 10, 2018
Foam Talent | London | 16 May - 10 June 2018Read More
On 16 May, the touring exhibition Foam Talent will be returning to Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London, for the third time, presenting works by the 20 artists selected in last year’s Foam Talent Call. Alix Marie is among these artists and the show features some of her recent works that explore our relationship to bodies and their representation, and investigate photography’s potential for materiality and three-dimensionality. Foam Talent will be on display at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall from 16 May – 10 June 2018, and the exhibition will later be travelling to Frankfurt for the last stop on its international tour.
Image: Opening Foam Talent New York 2018. © Miria-Sabina Maciagiewicz
Posted on May 8, 2018
Somerset House, London | 17-20 May 2018Read More
Roman Road will be returning to Photo London again this year with a group booth focusing on abstract photography. We will be bringing to the fair significant works by Antony Cairns, Gita Lenz, Natalia LL, George Platt Lynes, Aaron Siskind and Daisuke Yokota.
We will be located in the Pavilion – Stand G23
Posted on Mar 30, 2018
11 May - 11 November 2018Read More
Antony Cairns will be participating in the upcoming exhibition London Nights at the Museum of London from 11 May – 11 November 2018. The show will present works by 50 international artists, with photographs ranging from the 19th century to the present day, and will take visitors on a nocturnal study of London. Cairns will be presenting 15 photographs from his LDN series, a collection of abstract pictures of the city at night printed on aluminium.
Posted on Mar 29, 2018
02 May - 14 October 2018Read More
We are delighted to announce that Antony Cairns will be participating in the major group exhibition Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art, at Tate Modern, London, from 02 May – 14 October 2018. Curated by Simon Baker (Senior Curator of Photography and International Art, Tate Modern), Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais (Curator for Photography, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris), Shoair Mavlian and Sarah Allen (Assistant Curators, Tate Modern), the exhibition will bring together works from the 1910s to the present day and will show how photographers responded and contributed to the development of abstraction.
Posted on Mar 26, 2018
13 April - 22 July 2018Read More
We are thrilled to announce that Marie Orensanz’ work is featured in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, an exhibition organised by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Featuring works by more than 120 artists, the exhibition explores the pioneering contributions to contemporary art of Latin American and Latina female artists. The show was launched at the Hammer Museum in September 2017 and is now on tour, showing at the Brooklyn Museum from 13 April – 22 July 2018 and later at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo from 18 August – 19 November 2018.
Posted on Mar 23, 2018
Foam Talent | New York | 22 March - 08 April 2018Read More
Alix Marie is currently participating in the touring Foam Talent exhibition, which has just opened at Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York. The group show brings together works from the 20 international artists who were selected for last year’s Foam Talent Call. New York is the first location outside of The Netherlands on the exhibition’s international tour. The show will travel to London and Frankfurt later this year. Foam Talent is on display at Red Hook Labs until 08 April 2018.
Image: Foam Talent 2017 © Christian van der Kooy
Posted on Mar 21, 2018
Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo | 11 - 15 April 2018Read More
Roman Road is very pleased to be participating at SP-Arte/2018 at the Bienal Pavilion in São Paulo from 11 – 15 April 2018 with a duo booth by Alix Marie and Marie Orensanz. Bringing together varied sculptures, photographs and drawings, our stand will examine the legacy of classical sculpture in the work of these two artists.
Will we be located at Stand L12.
Posted on Mar 19, 2018
Wednesday 04 April, 6-9pmRead More
Roman Road is pleased to announce the opening of La Femme Fontaine, the first solo exhibition by Alix Marie in London, on Wednesday 04 April from 6-9pm. The exhibition will feature an installation composed of concrete sculptures and fountain systems, which expands on the artist’s current investigation and critical inquiry of the body, its cultural representations and appropriations.
Opening: Wednesday 04 April, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 05 April – Sunday 20 May 2018
Posted on Feb 16, 2018
Skylight Clarkson Sq | 8-11 March 2018Read More
We are pleased to announce that we will be participating at NADA New York this year with a solo booth by Antony Cairns. Bringing together works from two of his most recent series – E.I. and IBM – our booth will look at how Cairns has evolved unique and unexpected ways of making and presenting his images of cities at night, highlighting his ingenuity for repurposing recycled materials and how he creatively exposes the ephemerality of technologies.
We will be located at booth # 1.19.
Hope to see you there!
Posted on Feb 2, 2018
Wednesday 21 February, 6-8pmRead More
We are very pleased to announce the opening of our forthcoming exhibition Shutdown!, Marie Orensanz’ first solo exhibition with Roman Road. Opening on Wednesday 21 February from 6-8pm, Shutdown! will feature a collection of significant sculptural and framed works by the artist and will look at how and why words and phrases have continued to reappear in Orensanz’ conceptual practice.
Opening: Wednesday 21 February, 6-8pm
Exhibition: Thursday 22 February – Saturday 24 March 2018
Posted on Jan 17, 2018
Ratinger Tor | 16 February - 23 March 2018Read More
After winning the 2017 Portfolio Review Award, Alix Marie presents her solo exhibition ADYTA as part of the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2018. Displayed across two rooms at Ratinger Tor, ADYTA features two distinct new installations by the artist, The Pythia (2018) and Heracles (2018), both inspired by Greek mythology and created during her recent two-month residency at Void in Athens.
Posted on Jan 5, 2018Read More
We are delighted to announce the launch of Roman Road Journal, a new online platform dedicated to publishing articles and exploring topics on art, science, technology, anthropology and literature. With contributions from writers, artists, scientists, poets and curators, Roman Road Journal sets out to make connections within an international community of independent people who are interested in exploring the world around them.
Every Thursday afternoon, Roman Road Journal sends out its weekly digest – the editorial team’s picks of the week’s most relevant and interesting articles, essays and videos from the art world and beyond. The website is now live and you can register to receive Roman Road Journal newsletters, weekly digests, and also to create your own personal reading list.
Posted on Sep 12, 2017
Wednesday 20 September, 7-9pmRead More
Following the success of Antony Cairns’ TYO2-LDN4 exhibition at Roman Road, we are pleased to organise a special event presenting his latest artist books, which correspondingly focus on his recent photographs of Tokyo and London at night. The artist will be signing copies and a one-off discount will be applied to books purchased during the event!
The artist will present the following new books:
TYO2 is composed of twelve sheets of glass bound together by hand. Presenting images from Cairns’ series TYO2, taken in Tokyo in 2016, this artist book makes visual reference to glass negatives used by 19th century photographers, representing Cairns’ continued investigation into the history of photography as well as its mechanical and chemical processes. A paper version of Cairns’ TYO2 will also be available. This over-sized paper analogue reproduces the full extent of the series of work that was produced for the artist’s glass photobook.
Antony Cairns’ LDN4 comprises 20 tinted IBM punch cards printed on both sides. This limited edition and self-published book presents images from the artist’s fourth instalment of his ongoing LDN photographic series, which focuses on new urban spaces in his hometown, London.
The recycled vintage slide viewers used for Cairns’ TYO2-LDN4 Slide Viewers have a built-in light and offer a clear and natural viewing of the artist’s latest imagery. This self-published book comes in a special edition of 5, with each accompanied by a box of 30 slides containing 20 TYO2 and 10 LDN4 images.
Posted on Sep 4, 2017
Wednesday 27 September, 6-9pmRead More
Roman Road is delighted to announce that we will soon be presenting the first solo exhibition by Daisuke Yokota in London. Opening on Wednesday 27 September from 6-9pm, the show titled Emergence will feature three distinct projects by the celebrated Japanese artist, which together explore his meticulous and subversive approaches to photography and video art. Emergence will present some of the artist’s recent experimental camera-less photographic works, offering a rare opportunity to see unique photographic works that have been produced by the artist’s hand. The exhibition will also include a video installation displayed across five monitors, which gives an insight into the three-dimensional complex processes that go into the production of all Yokota’s work.
Opening: Wednesday 27 September, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 28 September – Saturday 11 November 2017
Posted on Aug 11, 2017
Bella Center, Copenhagen | 31 August - 02 September 2017Read More
Roman Road is pleased to be participating in Code 2, hosted at the Bella Center in Copenhagen from 31 August to 02 September 2017. Exhibiting together varied pieces by Natalia LL, Alix Marie and Chelsea Culprit, our stand will address our relationship to bodies through works that explore sexuality, objectification and carnal desires. The display will also look at how the presented artists have introduced existential and erotic threads into analytical art through innovative uses of orthodox technologies and process and by often merging and reinterpreting artistic mediums.
We will be located at Stand 079.
Posted on Jul 3, 2017Read More
Roman Road is delighted to announce that Alix Marie has been selected for Foam Talent 2017.
This year’s 11th edition of Foam Talent Call had an impressive 1790 submissions from artists from 75 different countries. The work of the 20 selected international artists will feature in the upcoming Foam Magazine #48 and the Foam Talent exhibition in Amsterdam from 01 September – 12 November 2017.
The 20 selected artists include:
Sushant Chhabria (India), David De Beyter (France), Mark Dorf (USA), Alinka Echeverría (Mexico/UK), Weronika Gęsicka (Poland), Wang Juyan (China), Thomas Kuijpers (The Netherlands), Quentin Lacombe (France), Clément Lambelet (Switzerland), Namsa Leuba (Switzerland/Guinea), Erik Madigan Heck (USA), Alix Marie (France), Martin Errichiello & Filippo Menichetti (Italy), Wang Nan (China), Kai Oh (South Korea), Viacheslav Poliakov (Ukraine), Ben Schonberger (USA), Sadegh Souri (Iran), Harit Srikhao (Thailand) and Vasantha Yogananthan (France).
Posted on Jun 13, 2017
Saturday 01 July at Roman Road | Associate Programme of Art Night 2017Read More
Roman Road is pleased to be participating in the first associate programme of Art Night with a special screening of Sophie Cundale’s After Picasso, God on Saturday 1st July 2017.
After Picasso, God (2016) was a co-commission between Serpentine Galleries and South London Gallery. The film sees a woman (played by Cundale) visit a hypnotist to address an unwanted addiction. As part of her cure, objects, people and images are transformed through hypnosis; pain is bought to the surface and removed through analgesia. The title refers to the artist Dora Maar, Picasso’s lover and muse, who after the break-up of their affair, declared: “After Picasso, Only God.”
The screening has been organised as part of Meshes of the Afternoon, a group exhibition curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, on display at Roman Road until 20 August 2017.
Saturday 1st July 2017
6pm–12am (film screening at 10pm and 11pm, running time 40 minutes)
Posted on May 18, 2017
Tuesday 06 June 2017, 6-9pmRead More
Roman Road is pleased to present Meshes of the Afternoon, a group exhibition curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini. Taking inspiration from Maya Deren’s iconic work Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), the eponymous exhibition invites a group of international artists to reinterpret the symbology of the film and its associative power to reflect on femininity, dream state, trauma and desire. The opening night will include a performance by Emily Jones at 8pm.
Participating Artists: Nils Alix-Tabeling, Chelsea Culprit, Maria Gorodeckaya, Hanne Lippard, Gina Pane
Opening: Tuesday 06 June 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Wednesday 07 June – Sunday 20 August 2017
Posted on May 5, 2017
Somerset House, London | 18-21 May 2017Read More
Roman Road is pleased to be participating at the third edition of Photo London with a solo booth by Natalia LL, an artist of the Polish neo-avant-garde. Featuring a collection of her early works, the display presents varied photographs and an installation first realised in the 1970s during a decisive decade in Natalia LL’s career, when she unveiled her artistic stance at a time of profound feminist awareness.
We will be located at stand A6.
Hope to see you there!
Posted on May 3, 2017
Images Vevey 2017/2018, SwitzerlandRead More
We are very pleased to announce that Antony Cairns has been awarded the Images Vevey 2017/2018 Special Jury Prize. He was awarded the prize for his proposal of a new body of work based on and entitled ‘The Tale of Gordon Earl Adams,’ an inventor who disappeared while building a time machine in the 1920s. The jury were impressed by Cairns’ “innovative and imaginative combination of archival material and attention to the language of technological obsolescence.”
Posted on Apr 1, 2017
Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6-9pmRead More
Roman Road is pleased to present MDAM, a duo exhibition by Mia Dudek and Alix Marie. Through the display of the artists’ new works, the exhibition addresses themes of postgenderism and considers how humans are progressively losing contact with the physical body through the increasing automation of sexual pleasure. The opening commences at 6pm on Wednesday 26 April and will be in the company of the artists.
Opening: Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 27 April – Friday 26 May 2017
Posted on Feb 15, 2017
Wednesday 08 March, 6-9pmRead More
Roman Road is pleased to announce the opening of a new solo exhibition by Antony Cairns. The exhibition, entitled TYO2-LDN4, will feature a varied collection of Cairns’ recent works, showing how his has evolved his distinctive practice and augmenting his ingenuity for conceiving new ways of using alternative and transparent supports. The opening commences at 6pm on Wednesday 08 March and will be in the company of the artist.
Opening: Wednesday 08 March 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 09 March – Saturday 22 April 2017
Posted on Jan 1, 2017
Friday 20 January, 6-9pmRead More
Roman Road is pleased to present Esol Parcheesi, a solo exhibition by Cuban artist Victor Payares. Soon to complete his MFA in painting at the Royal College of Art in London, Payares explores ways of conveying and simulating memories through his artistic practice. Composed of three parts: a tiled roof, a 3.5 m antenna and a large-scale painting; Esol Parcheesi will feature a site-specific installation that narrates elements of a memory from the artist’s youth during the Cuban ‘Special Period’. The opening commences at 6pm on Friday 20 January and will be in the company of the artist.
Opening: Friday 20 January 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Saturday 21 January – Saturday 25 February 2017
Posted on Nov 11, 2016Read More
“Art is in the process of becoming in every instant of reality: to the individual, every fact, every second is fleeting and unique. That is why I record common and trivial events like eating, sleeping, copulation, resting, speaking… Moreover each activity of a person as a component of their reality evokes an equal mental reaction in the person who watches the notation.” – Natalia LL
A new article by Tish Weinstock for i-D looks at Natalia LL’s prolific career and includes an interview with the artist.
Posted on Oct 21, 2016
Curated by Lisa Hostetler | 22 October 2016 - 29 January 2017Read More
Antony Cairns will be featured in the group exhibition A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age at George Eastman Museum in New York from 22 October 2016 – 29 January 2017. The exhibition brings together works by over 30 contemporary photographers in a display that addresses photography’s ongoing transformation and questions the use of printing in our digital age.
Posted on Sep 10, 2016Read More
Roman Road’s transformation has been featured in a Wallpaper* article by Ellie Stathaki. Designed by Threefold Architects, the space harmoniously connects art and residential, being an extension of the gallery as well as the director of Roman Road, Marisa Bellani’s home.
The renovation was completed in late 2015 and the exhibition TEMPO AL TEMPO. ART FROM ANNO DOMINI TO RONI HORN was the first to utilise the gallery’s extended space. As well as the internal rooms, the building also opens onto a courtyard, providing a new area for sculpture displays.
Images: © Ollie Hammick