8 August, 2009 - 13 August, 2009


Rose Eken (1976) lives and works in London and in Copenhagen. She has a Master of Art from Royal College of Art, London, UK. She works in a variety of media focusing on drawing, embroidery, sculpture- and video-installation. The aura, fragility and physical detritus surrounding a (rock) performance is a source of inspiration. Her hand-made style and miniature models references the DIY of punk and the combination of audacity and fragility that comes with it; suspending her work somewhere between the very sketchy and overtly obsessive. Drawing on the melancholy and romance of music she unpicks the processes through which particular spaces and pop-cultural objects have become embedded within the collective consciousness thus activating the viewers private memory and dreams allowing for new and personal narratives to emerge.

Recent solo exhibitions include Electric Ladyland at “DUNK!” in Copenhagen DK and “Song with No Name” in conjunction with undertaking an artist residency at SAIR; Sølyst Artists in Residence Center, Jyderup, DK. Recent group shows include We Meet Under Tables, Esplanaden 3, Copenhagen, DK, Through The Looking Glass at SVG3 in Glasgow, UK and John, I’m Only Dancing at The John Jones Project Space in London, UK. She is currently also exhibiting in A Fine Selection at Beaver Projects in Copenhagen, DK.

The exhibition was realized by Suburb Cultural Center at Mekhitar Sebastatsi Art School

Organized by Eva Khachatryan, Vahram Aghasyan

More info on Rose Eken’s work:
http://www.kunstdk.dk/kunstner/rose_eken
http://www.re-title.com/artists/rose-eken.asp

The exhibition was supported by the Danish Arts Council

Photos by Karin Grigoryan