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Rosemary Jane Cronin



Rosemary Cronin is an artist, writer and lecturer with a research-based practice focusing on gender, psychoanalysis and subversion. The work is realised through film, performance, paint, print and sculpture. Cronin has exhibited at The Freud Museum, ICA London, National Portrait Gallery, Transition Gallery, South London Gallery and The Wallace Collection. Film piece ‘Reverie’ was selected by the Guggenheim Foundation as part of their Under the Same Sun season in 2016.

b.1988, London based.

MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts 2014 - 2016

BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts 2007 - 2010


a-n Artist Bursary 2019

Lifeboat Award 2016 (ACAVA, Artquest and UAL Postgraduate Community)

University of Arts London Communities of Practice Fund 2016

UAL Knowledge Exchange Funding, Performance & VR Research 2020

Camden Together, Camden Council Commission



Undoing, Redoing, Revolting: A Feminist Response to the Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts, 6 - 28 March 2024

Female Collective Power, Panel Discussion with Linsey Young (Curator of Modern British Art, Tate), Samantha Sun, ELSC and Sicgmone Kludje (Black Girl Knit Club), 6 March, Chelsea College of Arts

Hard Candy, Transition Projects at SPACE Studios, 23 May - 2 June

Christie's Auction, May


Biography, Garageland Magazine

Art Chat: Unseen Forces, Tate Modern, 28 April

Magical Women and the Arts, College of Psychic Studies, 19 May

Christie's Auction, May
Mother Memories, Zabludowicz Collection, 3 June

Diva Disrupted, V&A Museum, 28 July

Lost in Transit: Finding Gendered Journeys, Hartley Gallery, 7 - 13 August

In the Light of Her Mirror, Safe House 2, Peckham 14 - 16 September

(Jagger Johnson Takeover curated by Cathy Lomax for Peckham Festival)

The Art Car Boot Fair, 16 September

I don't know what I want, but I want it NOW!, APT Gallery, November


Poster Girls, Solo Show, Lewisham Arthouse (Frieze Week, October)
Alternative Miss World, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London, 28 October

The Art of the Football Scarf, Oof Gallery, 4 November - 23 February 2023

Playing Up, Freud Museum, 24 November

Launch of The Freudian Cocktail Book 


Selected for Make Residency at Freelands Foundation London

Make, Freelands Foundation London, 12 August - 19 September

Everybody's Got One, Broca, 31 July - 15 August

Camden Together Commission, A Trilogy of Performances, August - November


Selected as London Creative Network (LCN) Intensive Artist

The Offending Article with Stuart McKenzie, Transition Two, 18 January - 19 February

You Burn Me, An evening of performance and film at the Freud Museum, 6 March

Picture Palace, Transition Gallery, 7 March - 5 April

No Wave is Ever The Same, collaboration with Cafe kaput

PRADA Acronyms Publication

Nightsweats, curated by Guillaume Vandame


a-n Artist Bursary Fund 2019

Transitional States, Campbell Works (as part of Art Licks Weekend), 17 - 20 October

Artist Workshop for Frieze London and Zabludowicz Collection, Frieze Week October

I wanna be me, I wanna be EU - with collective Foreign Investments,

as part of Design + Politics Season, Fashion Space Gallery, Arcade East, 18 July

Sketching Salon for Pride London, National Gallery, 30 June

Wild Daughter Newsaper Publication to support ICA performance 'The Moon Sextiles the Sun', 28 June

Artist for the London Festival of Architecture at V&A Museum of Childhood, 1 - 2 June

Bonnet, Sketch Mayfair London, 18 - 23 April

i wanna be me, i wanna be EU - with collective Foreign Investments, as part of Waltham Forest Borough of Culture, 27 March - 5 April

"Revolt, She Said", Long table discussion and performance for International Women's Day, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 8 March


LUX Critical Forum Member 2017/18

Fig-2: 50 Projects in 50 Weeks (Black Dog Publishing)

Difficult Women, Garageland Magazine

Making It, Talk at Victoria & Albert Museum, London 24 November

Lunar Salon, Sketch Mayfair London, 31 October

Bad Home, Bad Love, Bangkok Underground Film Festival curated by LI_VID, Gallery Ver, Bangkok, 29-30 September

As Do Eye, Resource for Zabludowicz Collection, September - November

Artist Studio Workshops Series, National Gallery London, June - September

The Transformative Red Dress, Arty Magazine

Palais Ballet: Europa, Performance and curated evening at the Wallace Collection, 20 April

Artist Studio Workshops Series, Tate Modern January - May



LUX Critical Forum Member 2017/18

Artist for Early Years and Families workshops, Tate Britain

Bare Cheek, with Scrapes Collective at Arbeit Gallery 19 November

Nasty Women: Architecture, Anise Gallery, 26 October - 18 November

Anarchivism: To Convert a Place into a State of Mind, Garageland Magazine

Schools Exhibition: Jack Petchey Programme, South London Gallery, 12 - 15 July

"Revisiting the Gaze: Feminism, Fashion and the Female Body", Conference at Chelsea College of Arts, 28 - 29 June 2017

Ghost Cinema, Transition Gallery, 13 May

Spectacular Evidence: Theatres of the Observed Mind, Convened by Zoe Mendelson, Arts Admin, Toynbee Studios, 24 March

Create:Insights, Talk at The Victoria & Albert Museum, 17 March

Transgender, Gender & Psychoanalysis Conference Fringe, The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 5 - 12 March

Artist for the Jack Petchey Schools Programme, South London Gallery


Articulating the Body, Panel discussion, Zabludowicz Collection, 8 December

Won't You Please, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, 13 October - 5 December

Screensavers, Limehouse Art Foundation, Art Licks 2016 29 September - 3 October

Under the Same Sun artist film screening, South London Gallery 17 August, selected by Guggenheim Museum,

South London Gallery & Recreative Editorial Board

Encounters, Gallerie Mejan, Royal Insitute of Art, Stockholm 10 - 14 August

Awarded Lifeboat Award 2016 (ACAVA, Artquest and UAL Postgraduate Community)

Jack Petchey Schools Exhibition, South London Gallery 13 - 16 July

Absolute Demolition: Gender & Anarchy, ICA, 5 July

Two Minute Studio Visits, Selected by Jeremy Deller, Lewisham Arthouse 27 May - 5 June

Artist for the Jack Petchey START Programme, South London Gallery, January - July 2016

A Creeping Through Suburbia, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, 4 March - 16 April

The Isadorables, Acts: Re-acts Performance residency at Wimbledon College of Arts, 19 - 25 February



Donuts, Fig-2, ICA, London, 2 - 9 November (with Anthea Hamilton)

Bizarre Sound Creatures, Het Glaspaviljoen, Eindhoven, Nederlands 17 - 25 Oct (as part of Dutch Design Week)

Redefining Art Speak, Performance & Publication Launch, South London Gallery, 21 Oct

‘Chelsea 10’, Alumni exhibition selected by the College, Chelsea College of Arts, 19 Sept - 7 Oct

‘A Vehicle for Revolution’, Solo show, The Old Police Station, New Cross, Deptford X Festival, 25 Sept - 4 Oct

'The Young Ladies Treasure Book', Chelsea College of Arts Project Space & Library, 8 June - 31 July

Online Artist in Residence, TATE, BP Art Exchange, January - March

'After Ladies Paradise' - Performance, Wallace Collection, London, 6 March

'Gaga Manifesto' - Performance to Jack Halberstam, Chelsea Subjectivity & Feminisms Research Group,

Chelsea College of Arts, February

'Invisible Hours', South London Gallery, 27 November 2014 - 18 January 2015

2009 -

'Behind The Scenes', National Portrait Gallery, London 9 July - 22 July, 2013

'Jeunesse', Jester Jacques Gallery, Blackall Studios, Shoreditch, London 1 - 6 November 2012

'Kadin - Feminism East Meets West', Arbeit Gallery, 4 Helmet Row, London, 22 - 31 March 2012

Louis Vuitton "" launch, Covent Garden Piazza, June 2011

(With Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fiona Banner,Michael Craig-Martin and Keith Tyson.)

"I am not a good enough Feminist", Concrete Utopia, New York, May 2011

"The Phallic Matron", Subjectivity & Feminisms Research Group, Chelsea College of Arts, July 2010

"The Cosey Complex", ICA, London; 27 March 2010,

Discussion and publication with the Chelsea Subjectivity & Feminisms Research Group.

"Vulva" Mumford Fine Arts, Soho, London, March 2009, Group Show.


A Glossary for Art Speak, South London Gallery

The Performance Dinners, Mo Throp

The Cosey Complex: A Reader, Edited by Maria Fusco, ICA

Domino Effect Toolkit: Engaging NEET Young People through photography, National Portrait Gallery


South London Gallery

Tate Modern

Tate Britain

Centre Pompidou

Art on the Underground

The Victoria & Albert Museum

The Photographers' Gallery

The Wallace Collection

National Portrait Gallery

British Museum

Watts Gallery


The Young Ladies Treasure Book, Chelsea College of Arts Project Spaces & Library, 8 June - 31 July 2015

Paint Club: We Need to Talk About Painting, a panel discussion with Pamela Golden and Rita Keegan, 26 May 2015

Paranormal: Susan Hiller, Tate Britain event for Louis Vuitton Recreative, May, 2011.

A Night in with the Chelsea Girls, featuring Viv Albertine of The Slits, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 17th Feb, 2010.

Tate Takeover: Exquisite Corpse, October 31st 2009, Tate Modern Turbine Hall Bridge, London

Tate Takeover: London Calling , 28th June 2008, Tate Modern, London



Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London - Visiting Artist for the BA Fine Art Course

MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London

Outreach Programme for Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon College of Arts, London

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