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Sam Lipp, Lydia Ourahmane, Em Rooney

Bodega, New York (H32)

For Frieze London 2019, Bodega brings presentation with three emerging artists that explore intimacy in relationship to larger systems of control.

Sam Lipp’s (b. 1989, London) paintings investigate the prohibitive systems of civic life and the pathways we find through them, both collectively and as individuals.

Lydia Ourahmane’s (b. 1992, Saϊda) practice spans new media, video, public interventions, lecture-performance, sculptures and found objects, exploring the complex social and political structures that govern one’s existence—especially global migration, colonial histories, and the violence of national borders.

Em Rooney’s (b. 1983, USA) work encompasses photography, sculpture, video, and writing—often using sculptural forms and materials to encase or frame photographs. Her specific materials, choices, and methods combine to work against the ubiquity of the photograph through their dedicational and allegorical qualities.