Affiliation with Shape: Shortlisted for the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2019 and one of the three artists participating in Shape's Tate Exchange programme for 2019.  Also one of the artists in The Future Is Loading exhibition (Shape Open 2020)


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Romily Alice Walden is a transdisciplinary artist whose work centres a queer, disabled perspective on the fragility of the body. Their practice spans sculpture, installation, video, curation and printed matter, all of which is undertaken with a socially engaged and research-led working methodology. Recent work has shown at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Newcastle, Hebel Am Uffer: Berlin, SOHO20: New York and Tate Exchange: Tate Modern: London. In 2019 Walden was a Shandaken Storm King resident, and will be resident at Wysing Arts Centre in 2020. They work both individually and collectively as a member of Sickness Affinity Group; a group of sick, disabled and care-giving art workers and activists who work on the topic of sickness/disability, care and labour conditions. Since 2019, Walden has been a fellow of the UdK Graduate School and Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Art and Science.

About 'Notes from the Underlands' (2019) which Romily contributed to The Future is Loading...

Notes From The Underlands is a performative text from the depths of queer disability culture. It is both a future-orientated vision of a sick, disabled, and care-giving Utopia and an urgent call to action in the now. The text is performed through video, audio, large-scale print, and subtitles; challenging the notion that the body must be physically present (and abled) in order to perform.


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Banner Image: My Body Is The House That I Live In: work in progress. Romily Alice Walden

Body Text Image: Utopias (IRL//URL) Pictured at FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London, January 2018. Image Hannah Burton