UK artist Hannah Rowan will take part in our first international exchange programme with Taipei Artist Village in January-March 2021. During her residency, Rowan will undertake research into Taiwan’s natural ecosystem, focusing on local butterfly species and aquatic life. This builds upon her ongoing research into organic materials, as well as relationships between nature, technology and human-made objects.
About the artist:
Hannah Rowan (b. 1990, Brighton, UK) is an interdisciplinary artist based in London, UK. She studied MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London and BA (Hons) Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London.
Rowan’s practice is rooted in the connections between watery bodies, phases of matter and fluidity of technology. She uses a range of media including sculpture, installation, performance and moving image to explore the uncertain form of materials. Her work is informed by research into remote environments such as the Atacama Desert and the High Arctic.
She has been awarded numerous international artist residencies and exhibited across North America and Europe, including Belo Campo (Lisbon); Assembly Point (London); White Crypt (London); Well Projects (Margate); Walter Phillips Gallery Satellite Space (Canada); Galerie Sebastien Bertrand (Geneva); Yours Mine and Ours Gallery (New York). She is the recipient of Arts Council England funding in 2017 and 2019. Her work has been published in Earth Issue III, Perpetual Inventory Vol 3 and UMBIGO.
Rowan was nominated by Arts Catalyst, and selected by Taipei Artist Village and Platform Asia for this residency.
The project has been supported by Arts Council England and the Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs.