Artist nameRollins + K.O.S.
Date of birth1955
An artist and teacher assigned to a school in the Bronx (New York), Tim Rollins transformed his educational activity with young people into an innovative artistic process that succeeded in inserting itself energetically within the art system. Formerly a member of the art collective Group Material, in 1984 Rollins launched the “Art and Knowledge Workshop” initiative, a laboratory where the study of classic works of literature and music and research of new forms of visual representation catalyzed the attention of young students between the ages of eleven and eighteen, predominantly Hispanic and African-American, from public schools in the south Bronx, a neighborhood then marked by unemployment and social tensions. [...]