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Triennale Art & Industrie Dunkerque Hauts–de–France

Roger Ackling


After studying at Ealing Art College, Roger Ackling (Isleworth, 1947- Norfolk, United Kingdom, 2014) joined Central Saint Martin’s School of Art in London in the 1960s. Strongly influenced by Land Art, Process Art and Minimalism, Roger Ackling left his studio to explore the English countryside. From then on, Ackling used the same method to create all his works: combining sculpture with drawing, the British artist altered objects (paper, cardboard, wood) and maps by burning them with a magnifying glass that caught the sun’s rays.

His work has been the subject of over 200 solo exhibitions worldwide and is held in numerous collections, including the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum in London; the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam ; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Kunstmusem, Basel; Musée d’art contemporain, Geneva; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.