Luke van Gelderen’s is a visual artist working across video, installation, image making, new media and performance. His practice examines the authorship of the ‘self’ within networked technologies, and how these environments drive compulsive self-obsession and consumption. Utilising appropriated imagery, he examines the intersection between memory, loss, violence, pornography and technology. He merges these concerns to comment on contemporary culture, and the development of increasingly simulated ways of living.Selected solo exhibitions include unrecognisable spillway, Ormond Art Studios (2020); My Activity, Rua Red, Dublin (2019); and Chatroullete, K4 Galleri, Oslo, Norway (2019). Selected group exhibitions include you breathe differently down here, Draíocht Gallery, Dublin (2022); Return to Disintegration – Periodical Review 11, Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin (2021); Rendering New Realities – Access and Alterity, Douglas Hyde (2021); crux.project, offsite, Rathmichael Ringfort (2020); Nothing to Declare?, Dublin Airport (2019); MyndaMál, Safnahúsið, Reyjavík, (2019), Winter Open, Rua Red, Dublin (2018).
Recent Awards/ Residencies include a Temple Bar Gallery + Studios' Project Studio (2023), Art’s Council Bursary (2022), Temple Bar Gallery + Studios' Recent Graduate Award Residency 2022, SÍM, Reykjavík (2022), Studio Residency, BEK, Bergen (2022), DLRCOCO Emerging Artist Bursary (2022), Arts Council Agility Award (2021), Ormond Art Studios Graduate Award (2020), and the Winter Open Winner, Rua Red (2018).
Luke is the co-founder of crux.project, an experimental nomadic curatorial platform.