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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Rosanna Dean

Show RCA work

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    untitled, 2019
    plaster, salt crystals

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    Untitled, 2019
    Stills from Video

Major project:

Rosanna’s practice explores a relationship with discarded materials around us, remnants of actions and things we have consumed, traces of the past that are never really left behind us. Rosanna uses materials such as broken glass, shells, hair, bones, twigs, sand, fragments, things which were once attached to a living entity, and brings them to our attention through new configurations.

Alongside these reconfigurations she places sculptures that are at an intersection with technology, magic and myth-making, objects she imagines as future relics, what icons of a future spiritual practice may be. Her practice is led by instilling importance into these objects by experiencing with them, in rhythm with natures cycles, through movement, breath and attention; her work explores rituals that engage with ancient practices as a way of re-forging intimate relationships with 'inanimate matter' and reframing how we consider liveliness.


  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fine Art Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Kupala Lunar Edition (Upcoming), Phytology UK, 2019; 'Critical Matter', The Dyson Gallery, London, 2019; East Wing Biennial 13, Surge, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2018; 'Unshowable/Unthrowable', Hockney Gallery, London, 2018; SPACE LCN Showcase 2nd Edition, SPACE, London 2017; 'Paper Cuts', Transition Gallery, London, 2016; 'Drive Thru', Cavendish Square Q Park, London, 2016; Summer Exhibition, Florence Trust, London, 2016; 'Winter Open', Florence Trust, London 2016; Yantra: Beyond Our Bodies, Lane Crawford, Hong Kong, 2015; 'Command of Nature', Les Nuits Anthologie, Paris, 2015; Winter Salon (Kids of Dada), Pembridge Place, London, 2014; 'Turn on, Tune in, Drop out', La Bellvilliose, Paris 2014; 'Society Beyond Borders', Oval Space, London, 2013
  • Awards

  • Florence Trust Residency 2016
Royal College of Art