image by Liz Gorman, for Mesa + Helen Cox at arebyte Gallery.

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 work moves between performance and installation, and stands upon collaboration and conversation. Her practice uses food, people and spaces to question our surroundings, propose new exchanges and discussions and investigates food’s endless potential for togetherness. 

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, a catalyst for conversations and discussions. 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 Uncanny Editions. Porto, Portugal.
- Liquid Inbetweeness: Matrixiality and Water as a Metaphor (dissertation), 2017, MA Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London.


PRESS
- Viewpoint Magazine, Issue 42 (print) - Change Makers 
- Fuet Magazine
- DATEAGLE ART, Cultivating Unseen Things
- FAD Magazine
- Border_less 


Selected exhibitions and performances:
2018
October
MITOS E VIAGENS
Performance as part of an event commissioned by Oliva & Co.
Oliva & Co, Porto.

MATÉRIAS PRIMAS
Showing Soap Factory. Group show curated by Diana Cerezino and Tim Ralston.
PADA, Barreiro.

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

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

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

June
A TOOLKIT FOR THE FUTURE
Showing FERMEN-TOUR. Commissioned by Arcade East and V&A, as part of the exhibition The Future Starts Here.
Arcade East, London.

May
ART NIGHT PARTY  
Showing Urban Wilderness. Commissioned by Art Night.
Phillips Auction house, London

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

RESIDENCY - ILLUSTRATION SCHOOL, Porto
10-day residency at Illustration School EU. Researching about the local area of Bonfim, which resulted in a series of 2 dinners and a recipe book, edited and designed by Uncanny Editions.

2017
November/October
TOMATE, MEMBRILLO Y LIMÓN
Site-specific installations and 6 dinners.
Residency at Barbercho, Madrid.

2017
September
HONEY
Performative dinner and site-specific installation, collaborating with Natasha Cox.
4COSE (by Dispari&Dispari projects), Vyner Street, London

July
THERE’S A PLACE I WANT TO GO
As part of A Series of Pocket Utopias
Performative dinner and site-specific installation.
Group show, for ZUT Residency in Athens, Greece. Snehta Residency space. Curated by Alice Bonnot.

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

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

April
ACHIEVABLE FUTURES / APPARENT UTOPIAS
As part of Acoustic Mirrors, curated by Friche Studio
Edible map/sculpture.
Group show, Diaspore Project Space, London.

January
EUROPEAN MAP OF POST-BREXIT LUXURIES
- UNITE AGAINST DIVIDERS

An activation weekend for the arts by Keep It Complex.
Theatre Delicatessen, Canary Wharf, London.

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

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

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

April
CONTEMPORARY RESONANCE
Exhibiting and co-curating.
Group exhibition, Royal College of Art, Kensington Campus, London.

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

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