Erika Roux (FR) is a visual artist and filmmaker based in the Netherlands. She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld academy in Amsterdam and the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. She was artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck academie in 2021/22.

Her work looks at situations and social spaces, which – by their own existence and action – challenge us in the way we perform, produce, and live together. Filmmaking and (script) writing become a process of encounter. With a rather intuitive and personal approach to these mediums, she creates a specific bond with individuals, a group of people or a community.

It is often in the everyday, the trivial, small and invisible gestures that she finds the expression of systemic and political questions. Domestic and private environments become a place of investigation as politically and socially charged contexts.

Inherent to Erika’s work is the continuous concern of ethic and language of representation. With such questions as “how to represent the specificities of the other within the questionable power structure of art making?” she develops experimental forms of observing, narrating and collaborating. Her work then often navigates between the critical potential of fiction and re-enactment and the complications present in documentary material, while her position is directly or indirectly exposed. 

Besides her individual artistic practice, she currently co-runs WET, a video art collective based in Rotterdam.