Guest artist Susana Mendes Silva in conversation with curator João Silvério
16 de Dezembro às 18h.
Susana Mendes Silva
Susana Mendes Silva (b. Lisbon, 1972) is a visual artist and a performer.
Susana Mendes Silva's work includes an investigation component and archival practice, which translates into works whose historical and political references are materialized in exhibitions, actions and performances through the most diverse means of production. Her universe contemplates and reconfigures diverse social contexts without losing sight of the individual's uniqueness. Her psychological intimacy or her voice are countless vehicles for the dissemination and reception of poetic and political messages that summon and reactivate the memory of participants and spectators.
Susana studied Sculpture at FBAUL (Lisbon, PT), and in the MPhil/PhD Fine Art (Studio Based Research) at Goldsmiths College for which she was awarded a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She has a PhD based in her practice — "Performance as an Intimate Encounter" — by the College of the Arts of the University of Coimbra. Susana is a Professor at the Department of Landscape, Environment and Planning of the University of Évora lecturing in the Landscape Architecture MA and is a Research fellow at CEIS20 / Universidade de Coimbra.
She is an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture course at the Department of Landscape, Environment and Planning at the University of Évora and Researcher integrated in CEIS20 / University of Coimbra.