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Rowan Van As

Aug 2017 to Sep 2017
1991 Lives and works in Rotterdam

Rowan Van As participates in The Living Room XL.

The art practice of Rowan Van As consists of installations, sculptures, performances and videos. He intervenes in public space through actions inspired by Dada and Cabaret. His performance series ‘Antwerp City you’re so pretty’ are small concerts, happening in nonplaces such as busy crossroads and street corners. Similar to a troubadour Rowan Van As sings about the uniqueness of this city. One of the instruments is a small organ, hidden in a giant clamshell.

Rowan Van As wrote several fanzines such as Super Zine and Freezine. He took part in a new artist run initiative in Rotterdam, earlier this year, named Sunny Side Up. Rowan Van As graduated at Sint Lucas School of Art Antwerp, 2016 and showed in the following exhibitions (a selection): The exhibition that never as, A performance walk, Amsterdam, 2016; Hotel Pink House, Antwerp, 2016; Mantra zingen met Maarten Bel, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2016; The Graduation Show, Antwerp, 2016; Please come to the show, Masters St Lucas, 2016; Art Rotterdam, 2016. We make work like this, Antwerp, 2016.