Roman Road


Artists Bio

Victor Payares
(b. in Havana Cuba, 1985) Lives and works in Berlin (Germany).

In 1995, he emigrated with his family from his hometown to the United States to escape the Cuban Special Period. Payares was awarded a full scholarship to the Miami International University of Art & Design in 2003, where he completed a BA in visual arts. In 2017, he graduated with an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Ring Bell’, Aqbar, London (2018); ‘Esol Parcheesi’, Roman Road, London (2017); and ‘Mi Toronja’, Lychee One, London (2016). Payares’ works have also been shown in international group exhibitions, including ‘Into the Woods’, HE.RO, Amsterdam (2018); ‘Storm Storm’, AMO Studios, New York (2014); ‘BLACK FOLIAGE’, Nudashank, Baltimore (2012); and at the Beijing International Art Biennale, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2010).

Antony Cairns
(b. in London, United Kingdom, 1980) Lives and works in London (United Kingdom).

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography from the London College of Printing in 2002. In 2015, Cairns received the Hariban Award and he was awarded the Images Vevey Special Jury Prize in 2017. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘The Tale of Adam Earl Gordons’, Théâtre de Verdure, Vevey (2018); ‘TYO2-LDN4’, Roman Road, London (2017); ‘OSC–Osaka Station City’, Roman Road, London (2016); and ‘LA-LV / LDN Process’, SferaExhibition, Kyoto, Japan (2016). His works have been shown in international group exhibitions, including ‘Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’, Tate Modern, London (2018); ‘London Nights’, Museum of London, London (2018); ‘A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age’, George Eastman Museum, New York (2016).

Alix Marie
(b. in Paris, France, 1989) Lives and works in London (United Kingdom).

Alix Marie works across the mediums of photography, sculpture and installation. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College, London, in 2011 with a first class honours degree in fine art and later completed an MA in photography at the Royal College of Art, London. In 2017 she won the Portfolio Review Award and was selected for the 11th edition of Foam Talent Call. Her work was featured in the internationally touring Foam Talent exhibition, which launched at Foam, Amsterdam, in 2017, and later travelled to New York, London and Frankfurt. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘La Femme Fontaine’, Roman Road, London; and ‘ADYTA’, Ratinger Tor, Düsseldorf, as part of Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2018.

Gallery Statement

Roman Road was founded by Marisa Bellani in 2013, initially as a project space. The peculiarity of the space has directly impacted the program of the gallery from the beginning. Tall and small, the space led the director to challenge the artists to incorporate the architectural elements to develop or restructure their work, managing to transform the gallery room into exceptional works of art. In 2014 the place was remodeled to incorporate a private showroom that collects a variety of works made by their artists. Since its renovation in 2015, Roman Road has established a qualitative program, including participation at art fairs and has seen its represented artists become internationally recognised by institutions and collectors.

Artists at Material

Victor Payares
Antony Cairns
Alix Marie

Represented or Affiliated Artists

Antony Cairns
Natalia LL
Alix Marie
Daisuke Yokota
Victor Payares


United Kingdom - London
69 Roman Road
E2 0QN