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Priscila Fernandes

Priscila Fernandes

What do artists do when they want time off? Going to the museum is part of work. Reading a book most likely sparks some thoughts reflecting on one’s own practice. Going to the art fair does too. So as, Jerry Seinfeld said: “Doing nothing is not as easy as it looks. It easily could lead to something”.

Priscila Fernandes is interested in looking at notions of leisure and play as positive strategies that resist the expectations on cultural work and productivity. She considers this way of spending free time as a subversive act to all kinds of rules and regulations: from social obligations to demands from family and friends; working hours, bosses, measured productivity and contracts, liabilities and responsibilities that collectively shape our quotidian possibilities. At the same time she addresses the coalescence of work and leisure and the influence this has on the perception of art. She aims to create an awareness about how we are being asked to perform labour in the present day by questioning the frameworks and systems in place.

Text excerpt from Vincent Van Velsen



Priscila Fernandes (1981, Portugal) is a visual artist which practice is rooted in an ongoing research into education, play, and the dialectics of work and leisure. She works in a broad range of media, from video, installation, sound, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography and text.
Priscila Fernandes studied at the National College of Art & Design (BA Fine Art Painting) in Dublin and at the Piet Zwart Institute (MA Fine Art) in Rotterdam. She was a resident artist at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, IAPSIS Stockholm and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Her work has been exhibited widely, at 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Foundation Joan Miró, Barcelona, Reykjavik Art Museum, Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid; Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; Serralves Museum, Porto; and TENT, Rotterdam. Together with Edward Clydesdale Thomson, she is the Head of Department of the Bachelor of Fine Arts BEAR (Base for Experiment Art and Research) at ArtEZ, Arnhem.

De keuze van Priscila Fernandes

Edward Clydesdale Thomson

Edward never does the same thing twice.