Roman Vasseur

Location: Wapping, London
Website: www.romanvasseur.com
Bio:

Roman Vasseur's artworks, curatorial projects and writing redeploy appropriated filmic and political narratives and through their placement effect material fictions and 'publics'. The practice is both a means of occupying and re-fictionalising these events, spaces and communities. In 2000 the transportation of a crate of earth from Transylvania to Los Angeles via London and New York resulted in the merging of a gothic fiction with the banalities of transporting a material to its cinematic point of origin. Past projects have employed drawing, painting, video, writing and architecture as constituent parts of these interventions. The works often question the role of 'culture' as component of these grand narratives and has for example advocated the ritualized death of a public artist as an alternative to the use of 'art' in projects of state-building. Vasseur has exhibited at Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, the ICA, EAST International 06; the Bildmuseet at Umeå and Project, Dublin. As well as teaching at Kingston University he continues to lecture, teach and publish in the UK, Europe and the USA. He has contributed to conferences and panel discussions at Tate Britain, the ICA and Milton Keynes Gallery.

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R.Vasseur@kingston.ac.uk

Tel: 020 8417 9000 ext 64248

Location: Knights Park Campus

Mr Roman Vasseur

School: The School of Fine Art
Position: Senior Lecturer
Biography

Roman Vasseur's artworks, curatorial projects and writing redeploy appropriated filmic and political narratives and through their placement effect material fictions and 'publics'. The practice is both a means of occupying and re-fictionalising these events, spaces and communities. In 2000 the transportation of a crate of earth from Transylvania to Los Angeles via London and New York resulted in the merging of a gothic fiction with the banalities of transporting a material to its cinematic point of origin. Past projects have employed drawing, painting, video, writing and architecture as constituent parts of these interventions. The works often question the role of 'culture' as component of these grand narratives and has for example advocated the ritualized death of a public artist as an alternative to the use of 'art' in projects of state-building. Vasseur has exhibited at Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, the ICA, EAST International 06; the Bildmuseet at Umeå and Project, Dublin. As well as teaching at Kingston University he continues to lecture, teach and publish in the UK, Europe and the USA. He has contributed to conferences and panel discussions at Tate Britain, the ICA and Milton Keynes Gallery.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2012 Social Housing – Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice. SKOR Foundation for Art and Public Domain
2011 Let Us Pray for Those Now Residing in the Designated Area. Publication with Kynastonmcshine Gallery.
2009 No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City. Survey of art and regeneration in the UK. Published by Mute Magazine
2008 Material magazine – John Stuart Mill Executes his Father – Journal of artist's writings.
2006 Time Out – Review of FALK at MOT Gallery – Gabriel Coxhead
2006 Frieze Magazine – Review of East International '06 – Tom Morton
2006 Art Monthly – Review East International '06 –David Barrett
2006 Little Private Governments - University Gallery, University of Essex. Publication – ISBN 1-904059-414
2006 London in Six Easy Steps: Real Estate. Publisher ICA. ISBN 1900300478
2004 Time Out - London. Review - Sally O'Reilly
2003 Vinduet magazine, Denmark. Critical theory journal. Feature and interview by Lajla Rolstadt.
2003 Version, magazine- Feature 500 Pounds…. www.versionmagazine.com
2002 Los Angles Times – review, Leah Ollman.
2002 Strange Attractor at Resonance FM – interview with journalist Mark Pilkington.
2000 Taking Over. Catalogue. Text by Daniel Birnbaum.
2000 Mute Magazine. Review: JJ Charlesworth
2000 Art Monthly. Review: David Burrows.
2000 500 Pounds of Common... 250 Edition publication to accompany the exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum supported by the London Institute.
2000 UNTITLED Magazine, Artist's Project Page. Editor Polly Staple.
2000 Guardian Newspaper. Feature 'Earth to Earth': Tim Radford.
1999 INDENT. Review of recent artists publishing projects Published by The London Institute.