Born 1985 in Toronto (Canada),
lives and works in London (United Kingdom)
In her work, Megan Rooney features a series of ongoing characters who dilate and contract in the course of fleeting incarnations. Behind the colourful surfaces of her installations, a faint taste of dread floats on a feeling of insouciance, like a damaged memory that melds worry and affection. Everything is subtly displaced and altered in a mass of detritus and desires – the shed second skin of a world or a being, whose bodily remains are scattered and stretched through space, as if they could be revived at any time. Rooney takes us on a colourful journey comprising sundry strata of destructions, crossings-out, erasures, former lives, and faces that remain when night falls.