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Dr Florian Roithmayr

  • Year 1 Coordinator
  • Module convenor for Art Studio and Art and its Materials
  • Studio Tutor
  • PhD Supervision
  • Department Director of Academic Tutoring.

Areas of interest

I work with sculpture to generate and trace exchanges between people, between people and materials, and between materials. The ambition 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 immersion in collections, excavations, workshops, or fabrication processes. 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. Lean more about my research and work on the Slade School of Fine Art website.  


I am currently preparing exhibitions with:

  • Site Gallery, Sheffield
  • Exhibition Laboratory Helsinki, Finland
  • a presentation of the outcome of a residency at the El Kurru excavation site, Sudan, as part of an exhibition at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, USA
  • and public art commission on the Chelsea Embankment with Tideway, London.



I initially trained in Germany as a theatre designer with Herbert Scherreiks and the Institute for Film and Theatre Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin, before studying and researching art at the Slade School of Fine Art at University College London, and Goldsmiths University of London.



Recent solo exhibitions include: 

  • Humility of Plaster at Museum of Classical Archaeology and Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, HS Projects London, Galleria Renata Fabbri, Milan
  • Something infinitely distant and strange, Tenderpixel, London
  • ir re par sur, Bloomberg Space
  • 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:

  • Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Lissone, Italy
  • German Embassy, Tenderpixel, Royal Academy, Carl Freedman Gallery, Vilma Gold, The Approach, and V22 in London
  • Galway International Arts Festival, CCA Derry-Londonderry
  • S1 Artspace, Sheffield
  • Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
  • Galeria d'Arte Moderna, Turin
  • Galerija Miroslav Kraljevich, Zagreb
  • New Contemporaries and Liverpool Biennial.

Awards and honours

  • 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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