b. 1980, Bromley, UK. Lives and works in London, UK
Damien Roach is a London-based artist, researcher and lecturer. His projects span art, design & creative direction, publishing, sound/music and audiovisual, and he is currently Associate Lecturer for LCC’s Visual Media MA programme. 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.
Roach’s sculptures, projections and installations challenge perception and ask the viewer to look at the world in a different way: to rethink the everyday visual forms and structures that surround us. Roach prompts this re-examination through subtle and sometimes barely noticeable alterations to objects, images and environments.
He has exhibited internationally, including at the 51st Venice Biennale, ‘Learn to Read’ at Tate Modern, ‘Housewarming’ at Swiss Institute NYC, and solo presentations at institutions including DRAF (London), Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (Switzerland), Arnolfini (Bristol), and Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (Germany).
Damien Roach, Untitled (2008) is currently on loan to Tramshed Project London, 2020-2021.