Scott Rogers work between sculpture, publishing, moving image, and performance, using collaborative techniques regularly. Much of his practice examines human encounters with natural environments, and the complex interdependencies that underpin these encounters. Life-long engagements with ecology, outdoor sport, and natural sciences influence this focus. In general, Scott’s work challenges the assumed naturalism of latent or invisible structures. By concentrating on the outdoors or animals, Ihe is not only investigating these subjects, but also furthering a materialist enquiry into the production of ideology. His practice is firmly directed toward disenchantment of dominant narratives, in favour of a plurality of speculative, unsettling questions.
Scott Rogers (b. Calgary, CA) lives in Glasgow, Scotland. He has an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art (UK), and also studied at the Staedelschule (Frankfurt, DE). Solo exhibitions include Franz Kaka (Toronto, CA), Collective (Edinburgh, UK), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge, CA), YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto, CA), Glasgow Sculpture Studios (UK), Artspace (with Sarah Rose, Auckland, NZ), One Night Only (Oslo, NO), and PM Galerie (Berlin, DE). Scott’s work has been part of group exhibitions, screenings, and performances at KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin, DE), CCA Glasgow (UK), Amsterdam Kunstverein (NL), Western Front (Vancouver, CA), The Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton, CA), Bergen Kunsthall (NO), Platform (Melbourne, AU), Nanaimo Art Gallery (CA), Glasgow International (UK), Alaska Projects (Sydney, AU), St Paul St Gallery (Auckland, NZ) and Portikus (Frankfurt, DE). He has made publications with Mark Von Schlegell, Mason Leaver-Yap, and most recently co-edited “Recognition”, the 14th edition of the journal F.R.DAVID with Will Holder. In February 2018, Scott completed the first leg of a British Council exchange between La Ira de Dios (Buenos Aires, AR) and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (UK). A second residency at ESW will culminate in an exhibition for the Edinburgh Art Festival 2018.