Emily Roysdon Solo Show at Higher Pictures

Excerpt from press release by Higher Pictures

Emily Roysdon
October 18 – November 19, 2016
Higher Pictures
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075, USA

‘Higher Pictures is pleased to present the work of Emily Roysdon. This is Roysdon’s first exhibition with Higher Pictures and marks the first time she is showing her work in a commercial gallery context after nearly a decade of exhibiting internationally.

Roysdon’s interdisciplinary practice spans photography, performance, video, printmaking, costume design, text, song writing, and curating. Her work has been anchored by a persistent and evolving inquiry into movement in all of its senses – social, experimental, political, and aesthetic; an exploration of the frames and margins that describe and inscribe space and image. (…)

Emily Roysdon (b. 1977) earned her MFA from UCLA in 2006. She is the cofounder and editor of the journal LTTR, is the author of the influential essay “Ecstatic Resistance,” and has collaborated with the bands Le Tigre, MEN, and The Knife. Recent projects have been commissioned by Secession, Vienna (2015); PARTICIPANT INC, New York (2015); Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2014) and Tate Modern (2012). Her work has been included in recent editions of the Gwangju Biennale, Sydney Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, New Museum Triennial, MoMA PS1’s Greater New York, and Manifesta. Her work is held in the public collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the New York Public Library; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Roysdon is Professor of Art at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm, Sweden.’

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