Susana Mendes Silva (Portugal)

Susana Mendes Silva

(Lisboa, 1972). Susana Mendes Silva has created a varied body of work since the mid 1990’s, making use of such diverse media as photography, video, installation, drawing, and performance. She has worked from a specifically female consciousness and sensibility, building a body of work that is fragmented and antilinear, one that exudes poetic irony and finesse, balancing itself on the fine line of indifference and invisibility, intimacy and aggression. She lives and works in London and Lisbon. She studied Sculpture in FBAUL (Lisbon, PT), and is a MPhil/PhD candidate in Fine Art (Studio Based Research) at Goldsmiths College, London; and was awarded a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Mendes Silva is a Research Assistant at the University of Évora, and teaches in the Landscape Architecture degree since 1999.