new exhibitions

Various venues -, see website for details, .

Dec 7, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Vanessa da Silva will be presenting new works and performances. Informed by dance and choreography da Silva’s work often manifests itself as performance and sculptural objects. Driven by her personal search for her Brazilian identity, she is drawn to the carnival as a concoction of European and African traditions built from the process of colonisation. Through the movement of the carnival she explores the spaces between the European and the African identity.
Following her time during a residency at Ox-Bow da Silva will present a new body of work that will be based in her exploration of space between nationalities that is neither African or European which are both part of her own heritage. Reworking the graphics of diverse maps, mixing them in new layouts and ‘new territories’.The installation will work in response to the space, creating a ‘stage’ with different heights, some ‘filled’ with work and some missing. This will dictate on how the audience will be able to navigate the gallery.
Vanessa da Silva has shown extensively, recent exhibitions & projects include: Tati, Pandangle House/ Favela Erotica, London, 2007; Fur, curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra, White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London, 2008; Fine Art WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; RCA Secret, Art Dubai, Mina A’ Salam, Dubai, 2016; With Institutions Like This…, curated by Victor Wang and Alex Meurice, Averard Hotel, London, 2016;, Dyson Gallery, London, 2016; Stuff We Did, Dyson Gallery, London, 2016; Carry On, Dyson Gallery, London, 2016; 'Seamless Territories', Blyth Gallery, London, 2017; 'Herland', Bosse and Baum Gallery, London, 2017, RCA Graduation Show, 2017, Ox-Bow Artists Residency, 2017.
The series of exhibitions for 2017/18 at StudioRCA Riverlight curated by A- - -Z will explore displacement & otherness – presenting studies of deconstruction of pre-conceived/imperialist knowledge, often through the scope of science fiction, with a selection of solo exhibitions.
Coming up>>>
December: Vanessa Da Silva
In 2018, Erica Scourti, Larry Achiampong, Pio Abad & many more…
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StudioRCA at Riverlight is run by the Royal College of Art as a test-bed and exhibition space for collaborating curators and curatorial agencies to engage with public audiences.
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