Rogers (b. 1996) is a visual artist born in Charlottesville, VA. She holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MFA from the University of California Los Angeles. Rogers has exhibited and performed in institutions such as Super Dakota (Brussels),  Fields Projects (NY), M+B Gallery (LA), LACE (LA), the California Museum of Photography, Riverside (CA), The Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art (CA), The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (VA),  and Documenta 15 (Germany), among others. She received the Visual Arts fellowship at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2022) and The Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship (2023-2024). She held residencies at BEMIS Center of Contemporary Art (2022), and Black Spatial Relics (2022). Rogers was named 2024 Forbes 30 under 30 in Art and Style, and cofounded the alternative monument and community gathering space "Operations of Care" with Luis Vasquez La Roche, located in Charlottesville, VA. In 2024, Rogers will be installing "Going to Ground," a public sculpture with the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston. Rogers is currently represented by Super Dakota.

Artist Statement 

Rogers’ work looks at the intersections of culture, identity, and embedded forms of colonization expressed through perception and psyche. Combining aspects of memory, history, and personal experience, she forefronts the capaciousness of blackness by challenging the politics of hybridity, authenticity, and visibility as an Afro-Asian woman. Often asking the question, who and what survives? She simultaneously engages violence and care as co-constructive forces that structure Black and Brown life. By using materials that reference colonial histories Rogers re-contextualizes them to grapple with the entanglements of belonging and fugitivity, beauty and horror, life and death, opacity and transparency, care and resistance. 

Often using performance, sculpture, video, installation as methods of address, Rogers contends with the systems of commodification, representation, and female-identified subjectivity as shaped by the experience of diasporas. The body becomes an archive and vessel for collective memory and reimagining, while temporality provides pathways for de-colonial futures and alternative possibilities for Black and Asian people to exist. 


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