J D Rooney b. 1995

b. 1995 London, UK. Lives and works in London, UK.
 
J D Rooney is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in London. His practice explores the complexities regarding feelings of dislocation and reconnection from both his Guyanese and Irish heritage, and the hope for physical and cultural border crossings. His recent work has investigated the historic and ongoing extraction of resources from Guyana, and how these processes overlap with the Afrofuturism theory of Drexciya. This Drexciyan theory has introduced musical influences within his work, which considers how Black Atlantic cultures can give way to the creation of Black radical space.
 
J D Rooney studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts. Recent exhibitions include Windrush Legacy, EX2 - Park Royal (2023); Formed in Water: Cob award end of residency exhibition, Cob Gallery, London, UK (2023); Unknown Journey, ACAVA, London , UK (2022); Regal Oriental Hotel: AVA, Hong Kong, China (2019); Departed, LOA Gallery, London, UK (2019); Letting objects speak, Set Bermondsey, London, UK (2018). Recent Residencies include Cob Award, Cob Gallery, London, UK (2023); Into the Wild, Chisnehale Studios, London, UK (2023); Wysing Residency, Into the Wild, London, UK (2023); Studio 13 Residency, ACAVA, London, UK (2022); AVA, HKBU, Hong Kong (2019).

 

EDUCATION

Chelsea College of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Fine Art, London, UK

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 Formed in Water: Cob Award end of residency exhibition, Cob Gallery, London, UK

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Unknown Journey, ACAVA, London , UK

2019 Regal Oriental Hotel: AVA, Hong Kong, China

2019 Departed, LOA Gallery, London, UK

2018 Letting objects speak, Set Bermondsey, London, UK

 

RESIDENCIES

2023 Cob Award, Cob Gallery, London, UK

2023 Into the Wild, Chisnehale Studios, London, UK

2023 Wysing Residency, Into the Wild, London, UK

2022 Studio 13 Residency, ACAVA, London, UK

2019 AVA, HKBU, Hong Kong