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.

Romily Alice Walden is a transdisciplinary visual artist, based between London and Berlin, whose practice spans installation, sculpture, performance, text, video and coded arduino control systems. Her work questions modern western society’s relationship with looking, being looked at, gendered hierarchies, disability and the body.

As a queer, disabled artist, Romily is interested in the production of the ‘other’; her work seeks to explore the power of 'othered' bodies to instigate changes in perception and normative cultural discourse.

Romily’s work has been shown throughout the UK, Europe and North America in solo and group shows at institutions such as The Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, Helmut Gallery, Leipzig, SOHO20 Gallery, New York, and A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn. She has also been shortlisted for Shape’s Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, named a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow, and awarded an Axisweb artist award. She is currently a member of Sickness Affinity Group Berlin, a group of artists and arts-adjacent cultural workers who work around topics of sickness, disability and care.


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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