Born in 1950 Rose English has been writing, directing and performing her own work for over 35 years in venues including Tate Britain; Royal Court; Queen Elizabeth Hall; the Adelaide Festival and Lincoln Center, New York. Her productions feature a diversity of co-performers including musicians, dancers, circus performers, magicians and horses.
English’s shows range from her site-specific performances and collaborations of the 1970’s including Quadrille, Berlin and Mounting, her acclaimed solos of the 1980’s including Plato’s Chair and The Beloved to her large scale spectaculars of the 1990’s including Walks on Water, The Double Wedding and Tantamount Esperance.
Recent solo exhibitions include The Eros of Understanding at Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2015) and A Premonition of the Act, at Camden Art Centre (2016). English’s awards include the Time Out Performance Award and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists.