Emily Roysdon

Emily Roysdon was born in 1977 in Easton (Maryland), USA. She lives and works in New York and Stockholm. Roysdon completed the Whitney Museum Independent Study Programme in 2001 and an MFA at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2006. She has received grants from Art Matters (2008), Franklin Furnace (2009) and the Rhema Hort Mann Foundation (2010). For six months in 2008 she was a resident at the International Artists Studio Programme in Stockholm, Sweden. Roysdon’s work has been exhibited internationally at New Museum, New York (2009), Konsthall C, Stockholm (2010), Tate Modern, London, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2012).

Emily Roysdon’s work is not limited to the visual arts but includes writing, curating and organizing, a position between the chairs which she has outlined in her 2009 essay/manifesto “Ecstatic Resistance”. Roydon is fascinated by the idea of “movements” in the physical, intellectual and philosophical sense, and her own work also involves political positioning. Her artistic oeuvre can be situated at the crossroads of photography, performance and choreography.

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For the PinchukArtCentre Royson has created a new installation, a combination of photography, sound and film. The work starts from a choreography that explores how a single movement can develop itself, and how the space in which movements unfold defines the interpretation of a work.