Damien Roach

Damien Roach is a London-based artist, researcher and lecturer. His projects span art, design & creative direction, publishing, sound/music and audiovisual. Recent projects include immersive AV performances at London’s ICA and Tate Modern, design for clients ranging from Wysing Arts Centre to Disney, and publishing a journal exploring non-dystopic future visions with a host of contributors including Susan Hiller, Dr Isabella Maidment, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Liam Gillick.

He has exhibited internationally, including at the 51st Venice Biennale, ‘Learn to Read’ at Tate Modern, Art Now at Tate Britain, ‘Housewarming’ at Swiss Institute NYC, and solo presentations at institutions including DRAF, London, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, Arnolfini, Bristol, Gasworks, Londonand Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Germany.

 

Biography

Damien Roach CV

 

Seventeen Exhibitions

Schema
Real Time

 

Press

Review in Frieze
Review in This Is Tomorrow

 

Damien Roach

Damien Roach, There Is Loving Fortune In The Many Great Attempts To Entertain, 2018-20
Unique archival pigment print on cotton rag mounted to aluminium. Hacked and rewired AI/machine learning algorithms, Ribera, ‘Saint Paul the Hermit‘ (1640)

Damien Roach

Damien Roach, Like Cathedrals Forming In Maps, 2018-20
Unique archival pigment print on cotton rag mounted to aluminium. Hacked and rewired AI/machine learning algorithms, Honthorst, ‘Granida and Daifilo‘ (1625)

Damien Roach, Laced, 2010
Kool-Aid, graphite, Potassium Cyanide, LSD

Damien Roach, CB-MMXVIII (I’ve been thinking of giving sleeping lessons), 2018
Single channel video

7 minutes 55 seconds

Damien Roach, Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain, 2008
American Apparel T-Shirts and an inverted used Muji perspex shop display case

Damien Roach, Fig 7 (Moiré), 2010
Single channel video
8 minutes 36 seconds

Damien Roach, Small sculptures, 2008
Found sculptures, car paint, base

Damien Roach, Pleated structure 1, 2008
Folded magazine page

Damien Roach, Truth, 2009
Inverted poster

 

Damien Roach, Untitled (screen/filter) red, 2012
Wire-suspended transparent red perspex

Damien Roach, Ricola, 2009
Pencil on crumpled paper

Damien Roach, Untitled (tent), 2009
Watercolour on paper

Damien Roach, Avantgarde, 2008
Wood, steel and base

Damien Roach, Avantgarde, 2008
Wood, steel and base

Damien Roach, Untitled (handstand), 2010
Digital print mounted on board

Damien Roach, Vectors IIA, 2010
Drinking straws

Damien Roach, Light proposal/infinite mental pavilion (#2), 2010
Architectural models, glue, mirrored plinth

Damien Roach Jupiter

Damien Roach, Jupiter, 2006
Tabletop
91 cm diameter

Damien Roach, Weave series (Film – version 2), random constellation <<Kite/Unreality>>, 2012
Single channel video with sound
1 minute 05 seconds

Damien Roach Slacker

Damien Roach, Top 7 ‘Slacker’ films, centre screen zoom, 2009
Centre pixel of The Big Lebowski (1998), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Up in Smoke (1978), Ferris Beuller’s Day Off (1986), Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), Mallrats (1995), Slacker (1991) played in real time
7 channel video, looped

Damien Roach, Top 7 ‘Slacker’ films, centre screen zoom, 2009
Centre pixel of The Big Lebowski (1998), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Up in Smoke (1978), Ferris Beuller’s Day Off (1986), Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), Mallrats (1995), Slacker (1991) played in real time
7 channel video, looped

Damien Roach, Untitled (glider), 2008

Collage

Damien Roach, Phase/waxing (eclipse), 2006

Vinyl record sleeves, shelf

Damien Roach, Cluster, 2007
Pencils, glue

Damien Roach, Reflections, 2008
Vinyl records and shelves

Damien Roach, Think of a card, 2009,
Found playing card mounted on wall

Damien Roach, Gymnopédies, 2012
Single channel video with sound
7 minutes 27 seconds

Damien Roach, Chapter 7: Self and the Common World, 2008
Book chapter reconfigured into alphabetical order, typewritten A4 paper, book


Damien Roach, Parallels, 2010
Silkscreen print


Damien Roach, Now Is Forever, 2005
Found radiator, scratched