Born on the Isle of Wight, Rolfe has lived and worked in Dublin for much of his adult life. Considering all art-making as live, in the ‘70s he called his work “Sculptures In Motion”. He has consistently remained a Performance Artist, as well as making video, photographs and working with sound.
Performance documentation / Examples of works
Red Towers/ The Treatment of Individual Parts, 1978, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Red Wedge, 1978, Acme Gallery, London
Zebra, Time/Space Series, 1978, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Crawling/Markings, 1978, Symposium Neue Gallery, Aachen, West Germany
Mound Man, 1977, St Andrews University and Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Bird, Dog, Tree, 1974, Boston and Toronto.
ROLFE, Nigel (1999) Live, Ireland: Beyond Borders
Study Room Ref: P0959
ROLFE, Nigel (1981) Red Wedge, 1978: a documentary publication, ACME Gallery, London
ROLFE, Nigel (1994) Archive, Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art [cat.]
[includes reproductions of invitations to Nigel Rolfe’s performances at Chapter Arts Centre in June 1978].
Nigel Rolfe’s Website
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, 2011