Irene Rogan


Exhibiting in - Pavillion Four: Docking Shop 1

Irene Rogan was born in Millom, Cumbria and on completing a BA Degree in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University in 1991 remained in the City in order to establish a successful studio practice. Early recognition resulted in awards from Arts Council England, Pollack Krasner Foundation (New York) and The British Council. These were followed by exhibition commissions and research bursaries to visit Portugal, Spain, Germany and China.

Irene's work has consistently sought to interrogate the experience of living, of 'being', expressed through formal architectural practice; specifically evoked in the duality of inclusion and exclusion, spiritual and temporal, permanence and impermanence and in which the building can become a metaphor for individual and/or collective experience through the production of interior and exterior, of subjective and objective spaces. Influential research subjects for the above practice have been found in the work and writing of many architects for example: Hadid, Ando, Khan, Eisenman, Calatrava, Murcutt.

Early 'material structures' realised through industrial engineering techniques have evolved toward process based working in which research is central. Recent outputs have embraced computer technology, narrative film-making, site-specific installations and landscaping.

Since 2001 Irene has been working on large scale projects in the public realm both in the capacity of commissioned artist and creative consultant for permanent and temporary schemes. These opportunities have enabled collaboration with architect and landscape designer to successfully introduce a creative dynamic within urban regeneration initiatives, often drawing on scientific expertise, in the fields of space, microbiology, ecology and acoustics. Concern for environment and sustainability has introduced new narratives in her work in which layers of meaning are now projected through material, form and location - and in relation to the surrounding built environment.

Work is exhibited or commissioned in the UK, Europe and USA and for both gallery


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