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Megan Rooney

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.

With the support of Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris
With the help of Dutel SA

Megan Rooney, In the Hullaballoo of Midnight (détail), 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste et [of the artist and] DREI, Cologne © Blaise Adilon