Rob Crosse, born 1985 in Hertfordshire, UK, studied Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth and completed his MFA in Fine Arts at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Crosse received a Grants for the Arts award from the Arts Council England in 2016. In 2019 he participated in the Berlin Programme for Artists (BPA) and a residency at Videoetage / Eaton in Hong Kong. He will present a performance at Gropius Bau, Berlin within the framework of BPA in 2020. He will be an artist-in-residence at Rupert, Vilnius in 2021 and will present a video installation at Gropius Bau, Berlin within the framework of BPA in 2020.
Intergenerational relationships and mutual care form central themes in Rob Crosse’s videos, photographs, and performances. With great sensitivity, his works often depict older gay men and support structures that surround them. Crosse engages with these men, who sometimes meet as part of clubs or other institutions, over an extended period of time. In doing so, his work focuses on questions of aging and lends visibility to a group that is still largely absent from public view.