Upcoming projects/residencies

22 OCTOBER 2019
Mesa x Helen Cox:
Bodies in Space - dinner-performance,
Reading Dance festival

23 OCTOBER 2019
WASTELANDS - workshop at
the Design Museum
Selected exhibitions

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2019
Residency at Villa Lena
Tuscany, Italy

7 SEPTEMBER-16 OCTOBER 2019
A Sonic Youth
Galeria Municipal de Arte de Almada,
Portugal

JULY 2019   
Expedition Empathy,
Walk&Talk festival, Azores
Portugal

MAY 17 - JUNE 30 2019   
Tender Touches, London
Co-curated by Inês Neto dos Santos and
Huma Kabakci, organised by Open Space 

MARCH  2019   
Darlings of the Underground,
Subsidiary Projects, London

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Inês Neto dos Santos is a multi-disciplinary artist, born in Lisbon (1992) and based in London – where she completed an MA in Visual Communication at Royal College of Art (2016) and a BA in Graphic and Media Design and Illustration at London College of Communication (2013).

Her practice stands between performance and installation, using food, people and spaces as metaphors and prompts for discussion and conversation. Her work focuses on ideas around sustainability, narrative, collaboration and togetherness.  Her work has been exhibited in London, Lisbon, Madrid, Athens and Porto.

Alongside her art practice, Inês teaches, writes and cooks - to inform her work in a variety of ways. She has exhibited in London, Lisbon, Porto, Madrid and Athens and has taught in Portugal and the UK.

She has founded Mesa, a project that often runs on collaborations with other artists, and results in performances, supperclubs and events which explore food as a global language, to democratise access to art and the creative practice.Through the project, she expands on her interest in how using symbols, metaphors and re-tellings can help us overcome, discuss and/or understand contemporary issues or emotional states.

PUBLISHED:
- Bonfim (2018), artist book, limited edition of 30 copies, riso printed, hand-bound. Published by Illustration School. Porto, Portugal.
- Liquid Inbetweeness: Matrixiality and Water as a Metaphor (dissertation), 2017, MA Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London. Published by AVANCA Film Festival.


SELECTED PRESS
- Publico, P3 online, 2019
- Publico, online, 2019
- Frieze magazine, online, 2019
- Wallpaper*, online, 2019
- VICE, Munchies, 2019
- Observador online, 2019
- Viewpoint Magazine, Issue 42 (print) - Change Makers 
- Fuet Magazine, online 2018
- DATEAGLE ART, Cultivating Unseen Things, 2018
- FAD Magazine, 2018
- Border_less, 2018



Selected exhibitions and performances:
2019
September
A SONIC YOUTH, Almada, Portugal
Galeria Municipal de Almada
Curated by Filipa Oliveira

July
EXPEDITION EMPATHY, São Miguel, Azores
Part of  Island Circuit - Walk&Talk arts festival, project curated by The Decorators

May/June   
TENDER TOUCHES, London
AMP Gallery, Peckham
Co-curator and participating artist, running an art-café for 6 weeks. Co-curated with Huma Kabakci, organised by Open Space

May
THESE TWO EXCHANGE LIMBS, London
South London Botanical Institute
Curated by Laura Plant

March
DARLINGS OF THE UNDERGROUND, London    
Subsidiary Projects
Curated by Martin Mayorga and Vanessa Murrell (DATEAGLE ART) with Anna Souter

2018
October
MITOS E VIAGENS, Porto
Oliva & Co
Performance as part of an event commissioned by Oliva & Co.

MATÉRIAS PRIMAS, Barreiro
PADA Studios
Group show curated by Diana Cerezino and Tim Ralsto

FRIEZE LUNCH, THE CULTIVIST, London
Park Village Studios
Temporary installation, commissioned by The Cultivist.

September
SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO, Madrid
Barbecho
Group show, curated by ArsCoco, as part of Hybrid Festival.

July
BORED BUT SECURED, Lisbon
Wozen Studio
Group show, as part of Z.U.T. Residency 2018, Lisbon. Curated by Alice Bonnot. 

June
A TOOLKIT FOR THE FUTURE, London
Arcade East
Commissioned by Arcade East and V&A, curated by Mariana Pestana, as part of the exhibition The Future Starts Here 

May
ART NIGHT PARTY, London  
Phillips Auction House
Commissioned by Art Night

March
ADVENTITIOUS ENCOUNTERS - finissage, London
Whiteleys Centre
Curated by Huma Kabakci (Open Space Contemporary) and Anna Skladmann

BONFIM - ILLUSTRATION SCHOOL, Porto
10-day residency at Illustration School .
Resulting in a series of 2 dinners and a recipe book, published by Illustration School.

2017
November/October
TOMATE, MEMBRILLO Y LIMÓN, Madrid
Solo residency at Barbercho, Madrid.

September
HONEY, London
4COSE (by Dispari&Dispari projects), Vyner Street,
Performative dinner and site-specific installation, collaborating with Natasha Cox

July
A SERIES OF POCKET UTOPIAS, Athens
Snehta Residency Space and Yellowbrick
Group show, for ZUT Residency. Curated by Alice Bonnot.

TABLETOP UTOPIAS, Athens
As part of Documenta14
Collaborative dinner with Thomas Langley.
Developed during ZUT Residency in Athens, Greece. Curated by Alice Bonnot.

OPEN STUDIOS - Yellowbrick Gallery, Athens
Open dinner, site-specific installation with Thomas Langley.
Developed during ZUT Residency, in Athens, Greece. Curated by Alice Bonnot.

April
ACHIEVABLE FUTURES / APPARENT UTOPIAS, London
Diaspore Project Space
As part of Acoustic Mirrors, curated by Friche Studio

January
EUROPEAN MAP OF POST-BREXIT LUXURIES
- UNITE AGAINST DIVIDERS,
London
Theatre Delicatessen, Canary Wharf
An activation weekend for the arts by Keep It Complex.

2016
December
THRESHOLD, London
Lime Wharf
Film screening dinner, in collaboration with Egle Pernare.

November
LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS, London
Peckham
Conversational and political dinner, in collaboration with Rosalie Schweiker and The - Pizza

July
SHOW16 - MA VISUAL COMMUNICATION FINAL SHOW, London
Group exhibition, Royal College of Art, Kensington Campus.

April
CONTEMPORARY RESONANCE, London
Group exhibition, Royal College of Art, Kensington Campus.

January
WORK IN PROGRESS SHOW, London
Group exhibition, Royal College of Art, Kensington Campus.

June
SEASCAPES, London
Group exhibition, Royal College of Art, Kensington Campus.