Merel van Erpers Roijaards' intuitive ways of working result in a body of work that uncovers questions about gender, identity, fashion, religion, handcraft, ritual, and folklore. Through masks and wearable objects in performances she exposes the connections between these various topics. The works are always centered around the human body, although lately there is a growing focus on the space surrounding the body and the relation of space to the body. They show how the body relates to culture in various ways and angles. In her works van Erpers Roijaards tries to capture the tension between attraction and disgust, between beauty and ugliness.

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Merel Luke van Erpers Roijaards, 1996
Based in The Hague

Education

2020-present
MA scenography, HKU, Utrecht (NL)

2018-2019
Erasmus study abroad, Belfast School of Art, Ulster University (UK)

2015-2020
BA Fine art, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (NL)

2009-2015
School for Young Talent, The Hague (NL)

Exhibitions

2020
Corona-collectie Den Haag, Haags Historisch Museum, The Hague (NL)
Wissel 998, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam (NL)
Graduation Show, Royal Academy of arts, The Hague (NL)

2019
Note to self, Billytown, The Hague(NL) (pre endexam groupshow)
Eye Test, Catalyst Arts, Belfast (UK)
Performance at the Belfast Internatonal Festival of Performance Art (BIFPA), February 21st 2019, Ulster University, Belfast (UK)

2018
Bouncing off, Billytown, The Hague(NL)
Deeplfloor, Royal Academy of arts, The Hague (NL)
Overprint, Centre de la gravure et de l'image imprimee, Lalouviere (BE)

2016
The sharks pretty white teeth, de Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (NL)

2015
Noorder geluk festival, Rotterdam, (NL)
Graduation Exhibition School for young Talent, KABK, The Hague (NL)