Megan Rooney (b. 1985, Canada) is a London-based Canadian artist who completed her MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College in London in 2011 after finishing her BA at the University of Toronto in Canada and growing up between South Africa, Brazil and Canada. Rooney works across a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, installation, performance and language. With a striking signature style, Rooney develops enigmatic and always intense narratives. She draws the subjects of her works directly from her own life and surroundings. These are fanciful and, in some cases, grotesque everyday experiences, as well as sometimes humorous observations, which she always first ‘jots down’ as drawings. A recurring element in Rooney’s work is the human body, which can be seen as the subjective starting point and final ‘place’ of sedimentation for all these experiences. Rooney has upcoming solo exhibitions in 2020 at Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg Austria; Drei, Cologne, Germany; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto. Recent solo exhibitions include those at SALTS, Basel (2019); Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf (2019); Drei, Cologne (2018); Tramway, Glasgow (2017); Cordova, Vienna (2017); Freymond Guth Fine Arts, Basel (2017); Division Gallery, Toronto (2017); Seventeen, London (2016); and Croy Nielsen, Berlin (2016). Recent group exhibitions include: 15thLyon Biennial, Lyon, France (2019); ‘Paint, also known as Blood’, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (2019); ‘Childhood. Another Banana Day for the Perfect Fish’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); and ‘(X) A Fantasy’, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2017). Recent performances by Rooney include: ‘Everywhere Been There, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (2019); ‘Sun Down Moon Up’, Park Nights 2018, Serpentine Gallery, London (2018); ‘Others got wings for flying’, Tramway, Glasgow (2017); ‘Poor Memory, Without Poetry Nothing is Possible’, Venice Biennale, Salon Suisse, Venice (2017); ‘f on your tongue’, Project 1049, LUMA Foundation, Glacier 3000 Tissot Peak Walk, Gstaad, Switzerland (2016); ‘Last Days. Last Days. Last Days’, Serpentine Galleries, London (2015); and ‘Poetry Sets’, Cell Project Space, London (2015).