This installation explores the early cyber-feminist hopes of the internet as a genderless, bodiless utopia. The work asks questions about representation, gender and embodiment in Post-Internet culture. Set-up as a mock utopia, the work asks the viewer to question the effect of the digital/physical divide on how we understand and view sexualised and gendered bodies in online and offline spaces. The installation features coded Arduino modules that interact in real-time with the topography of the exhibition space.
This series explores the early cyber-feminist hopes of the internet as a genderless, bodiless utopia. The work asks questions about representation, gender and embodiment in Post-Internet culture. Set-up as a mock utopia, the work asks the viewer to question the effect of the digital/physical divide on how we understand and view sexualised and gendered bodies in online and offline spaces. The installation features coded Arduino modules that interact in real-time with the topography of the exhibition space.
May 2019: Talk Back: Flux Factory: New York: USA June 2019: (Solo) The Split Is Vividly Revealed: Nars Foundation: New York: USA June 2019: The Present Is Not Enough: Hebbel Am Uffer: HAU2: Berlin: Germany July 2019: Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist Exhibition: BALTIC 39: Gateshead: UK
SOLO EXHIBITIONS: June 2019: The Split Is Vividly Revealed: Nars Foundation: New York: USA February 2019: My Body Is The House That I Live In: SOHO20 Gallery: New York: USA May 2018: Bodies In Space: Helmut Gallery: Leipzig: Germany February 2017: Always Turned On: Southsquare Gallery: Thornton: UK
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: April 2019: DEEP TRASH: Eco-Futures: London: UK March 2019: Flux/Us with Shape Arts: Tate Exchange: Tate Modern: London: UK February 2019: Launch event for ‘Primer’ at A.I.R. Gallery: New York: USA January 2019: Let's Try Listening Again: 13th A.I.R. Gallery Biennale: Curated by Sarah Demeuse and Prem Kishnamurthy: New York: USA
October 2018: Light Night: East Street Arts: Leeds: UK September 2018: Art Yellow Book: CICA Museum: South Korea June 2018: It Takes A Village: Humber St Gallery: Hull: UK May 2018: Porno-Pop: The Concept Space: London: UK April 2018: She Bends: The Midway: San Francisco: USA April 2018: Come As You Are: St Georg: Berlin: Germany April 2018: I’m Not This Body: Mo Gallery: Berlin: Germany January 2018: Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards: London: UK January 2018: FBA Futures: Federation of British Artists: Mall Galleries: London: UK November 2017: Techne Space x The Wrong: New Digital Art Biennale: Online October 2017: Recent Graduates: Curated By Cassie Beadle: Affordable Art Fair: Battersea: London: UK September 2017: Power Mouth: Refinery 29 x NARS: Protein Studios: London: UK September 2017: February 2018: She Bends: Museum of Neon Art: Los Angeles: UK July 2017: Free Range: Truman Brewery: London: UK June 2017: Once More With Feeling: Leeds College of Art: Leeds: UK May 2017: 1st Birthday: The Square Gallery: London: UK
November 2016: Bryanston Today: Mall Galleries: London: UK October 2016: Affordable Art Fair with Jamm Gallery: Battersea: London: UK September 2016: Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness: Lights Of Soho: London: UK August 2016: Essence of Gender: Munro House: Leeds: UK July 2016: Space and Place: Left Bank: Leeds: UK June 2016: ?: Aire Place Studios: Leeds: UK May 2016: Eat Me: The Brunswick: Leeds: UK May 2016: Factory: PS Mirabel: Manchester: UK March 2016: Hand Maid: Hoxton arches: London: UK March: 2016: xoxo: Regents Building: Leeds: UK February 2016: Paint By Number Issue 1 launch: The Brunswick: Leeds: UK February 2016: She Art of Now: 35 Chapel Walk: Sheffield: UK January 2016: Generations X: A.I.R Gallery: Brooklyn: USA January 2016: Chroma: red issue: Safe House 1: Peckham: London: UK December 2015: The Art Takeaway: Espacio Gallery: London: UK October 2015: I’ll Show You Mine: LS6: Leeds: UK May 2015: 20:20 Print Exchange: The Arthouse: Wakefield: UK March 2015: Shift: Studio 24 - Leeds: UK
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & BURSARIES: 2019-: Studio Grant from the Kulturwerk BBK Berlin and Berlin Senate March 2019: A-N Artist Bursary January 2019: CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #2 January 2019: Oppenheim Downes Memorial Trust Award November 2018: Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist August 2018: AB&B Artist's Commission in Association with Unlimited July 2018: Axisweb Artist Award Winner April 2018: Chiara Williams Solo Award Longlist January 2018: Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards Finalist November 2017: Jamboree x Castlefield Gallery Associates Bursary June 2017: Celeste Prize Editors' Choice June 2017: Artslant Showcase Prize Winner Feb 2017: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship May 2016: Jameson Works Bursary
PANELS / TALKS / WORKSHOPS: February 2019: Launch event for ‘Primer’ at A.I.R. Gallery: New York: USA October 2018: Workshops with Sickness Affinity Group Berlin and Feminist Healthcare Research Group Berlin: M.1: Höhenlockstedt: Germany September 2018: Curating Sickness with Feminist Healthcare Research Group Berlin: Berlin: Germany October 2016: Artist's talk: Lights of Soho Gallery: London: UK
PRINT PUBLICATIONS: A Queer Anthology Of Rage: Pilot Press: September 2018 A Queer Anthology Of Joy: Pilot Press: April 2018 Create Magazine: April 2018 Hysteria Issue 8: December 2017 Oranges Zine #1: February 2017 Paint By Number Magazine Issue 1: December 2016
Elephant Magazine: Five Artists Who Have Changed the Way We See Neon Elephant Magazine: The Time Is Now: 8 Essential Artists to Discover This March CuratorSpace: Artist Bursary #2: Romily Alice Walden i-D USA: Romily Alice Walden’s art confronts the silence surrounding ableism Shape Arts: Shortlist Announced for the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Axisweb: Axisweb Artist's Award Winner: Romily Alice Walden Evening Standard: 5 up-and-coming artists you should be investing in Refinery 29: The Artist Making Neon Nudes For The Instagram Age Evening Standard: Affordable Art Fair: What to see, do and buy Evening Standard Homes and Property: Body Politics Unrated: Bending Glass into Glowing Female Figures Hunger Magazine: Romily Alice Walden Talks Post-Internet Culture and Neon Nudes Artslant: Romily Alice Walden Answers 5 Questions Elephant Magazine: Preview Free Range Art Week Art Slant: Under the Radar The Culture Trip: The Emerging Artists to See at Free Range Another Magazine: The Artist Creating Neon Nudes to Examine Female Sexuality Bullett Magazine: Romily Alice Uses Neon to Reinterpret the Male Gaze VICE: Creators: Neon Portraits Reclaim Nudes for the Female Gaze Creative Boom: Anonymous Nude Selfies Transformed into Neon Sculptures Bricks Magazine: The Fine Artist Exploring Gender and Sex Through Neon Making