Rosie O'Grady

'May Day', video still, 2018. Commissioned by Glasgow International 2018 for the Glasgow Open Bursary.

Rosie O'Grady's practice manifests in video, performance, text, print, installation and temporary intervention. Acts of collapsing and flattening can be traced throughout – in its methods, material, and subject matter. Using these processes, the work often attempts to activate moments of disorientation, which unsettle our relationship to histories, bodies, information and objects.


Rosie O’Grady (b.1990, York, England) lives and works in Glasgow. She was awarded the Glasgow Open Bursary for Glasgow International 2018 and presented her first solo exhibition May Day at House for an Art Lover. Other group exhibitions and projects include What's Love Got To Do With It? at Art-Cade Gallery, Marseille, Printemps de l'Art Contemporain Festival 2018; The Driver's Seat at Cubitt Gallery, London 2018; and Over Over Over, Simone de Sousa Gallery, Detroit 2015. In 2019, she developed two curatorial projects under the title Strange Weather and has previously worked in programming roles as a committee member at Market Gallery (2014-2016) and Programme Coordinator at Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2015-2016). She undertook a Graduate Residency at Hospitalfield 2015.

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A text by Hannah James, written over a year in response to conversations with Rosie.