Kevin Rodgers is an artist whose varied practice examines the tensions between two seemingly diametrical opposites—withdrawal (physical, spiritual, political, aesthetic) and action. In 2014, he initiated an ongoing research and artistic project called The Free Dependent.
Rodgers has exhibited work widely, including (upcoming) Netwerk center for contemporary art (Aalst, Belgium), ACTORS, NETWORKS, THEORIES at Dazibao (Montreal), G Gallery (Toronto), goodwater gallery (Toronto), Galerie Tatjana Pieters (Ghent, Belgium), and McIntosh Gallery (London, Ontario). He has collaborated with diverse artists such as Marilou Lemmens and Richard Ibghy, Cynthia Girard and Derek Sullivan, as well as curated two exhibitions: THE FOX (2011) and IF DESTROYED... (2010). His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including FUSE, C Magazine, Border Crossings, Artpapers, Millions and Prism of Reality. In 2014 and 2015, Rodgers completed a three-month residency at FLACC (Genk, Belgium) and at Komplot (Brussels, Belgium). In 2016, Rodgers will participate in a two-month residency at the Nida Art Colony (Lithuania).
In 2012, Rodgers received his PhD in Art and Visual Culture from Western University--one of the few programs of its kind in Canada. He is also a 2008 graduate of the master of fine arts program at the University of Guelph.
The artist would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council for their generous support.