Erika Roux (FR) is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Amsterdam. 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.

Erika Roux works mainly with video, she has a rather intuitive and intimate approach to the medium, often using a camera as a tool to create a specific bond with individuals, a group of people, or a community. Her work navigates between the critical potential of fiction and re-enactment and the complications present in documentary material. In both cases, the idea that the camera is a tool registering a performing subject is put forward while domestic and private environments become a place of investigations as a politically and socially charged context. She is interested in looking at situations and spaces in which people redefine the terms and conditions for production, collaboration, or political struggle looking at social spaces and modes of being which - by their own existence and actions - question current hegemonic forms of performing and power structures.

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


contact: erikarvb@gmail.com