Staff Profile:

Name::

Florian Roithmayr

Position / Job Title:

Teaching Fellow in Art

Responsibilities:

Widening Participation, ArtLab, Studio Tutor, Workshops

Areas of Interest:

Areas of Interest:

I work with sculpture to generate and trace material transformations in the processes of making. The ambition in my work is to register the consequences of one surface or material yielding another through capturing the unexpected gestures that occur in the gap between mould and cast. In this interstitial space, occurrences often remain unforeseeable and unaccountable.

My focus is on labour that renders itself invisible upon completion and I nurture this research through undertaking intensive internships, shadowing engineering specialists such as a car surface decorator and a concrete beautician, who manipulate materials to perform beyond their physical expectations. Learning from the meticulous attention to detail in these procedures, I embed my work in the micro-processes emerging in my studio practice as maker: here, sculptures act not as discrete objects but as representations of an accumulation of research, process and production.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/research/mphil-phd/florian-roithmayr

Research:

https://internationalelkurruproject.blogs.ku.dk/aask/

https://ucl100hours.wordpress.com/florian-roithmayr/

http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/bronze-lab/

Biography:

I initially trained in Germany as a set designer before enrolling at the Slade School of Fine Art. In 2005 I completed the MA Fine Art program at Goldsmiths College.

Exhibitions:

Currently preparing exhibitions with CCA Londonderry, Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge, HS Projects London, Wysing Arts Centre and Kettles Yard, Cambridge, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, and public art commissions with Modus Operandi, London.

Recent solo exhibitions include: with, and, or, without, Camden Arts Centre; SERVICE, MOT International, London; Matter of Engagement, Site Gallery, Sheffield; Florian Roithmayr, Treignac Projet, France; Burg, Laure Gennilard Gallery; The Y, Rowing Projects; Arrest, The Schtip, Sheffield;

Recent group exhibitions include: Tenderpixel, Royal Academy, Carl Freedman Gallery, Vilma Gold, The Approach, and V22 in London; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Galeria d'Arte Moderna, Turin; Galerija Miroslav Kraljevich, Zagreb; New Contemporaries and Liverpool Biennial.

Residencies and Awards:

Fellowship in Contemporary Art, British School in Rome (2014)

Site Gallery Platform Residency, Sheffield (2014)

Artist International Development Fund, Arts Council England and British Council (2013)

Research and Development Grant, Arts Council England (2009)

Sasakawa Travel Award, Sasakawa Foundation (2007)

Helsinki International Artists Programme (HIAP), Helsinki, Finland (2006)

British Council Grant for Artists (2005 and 2006)

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Contact Details

Email:
f.roithmayr@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:

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