Upcoming projects/residencies

JULY 7-15 2019   
Part of Expedition Empathy, 
Circuito Ilha 201, curated by
The Decorators 
Walk&Talk, Azores

JULY 15-21 2019  
Tutor at Illustration School EU
Residency at Illustration School EU
Porto, Portugal

OCTOBER 2019
Residency at Villa Lena
Tuscany, Italy

Selected press

P3 - Publico online
interview/article, 2019
VICE - Munchies
interview/article, 2019
Frieze magazine
article, 2019
Wallpaper magazine
article, 2019
DATEAGLE ART
Cultivating the Unseen, 2019
VIEWPOINT MAGAZINE
Change Makers (print), 2019
FUET Magazine
interview, 2018
Selected exhibitions

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

OCTOBER  2018   
Mitos e Viagens, Oliva & Co, Porto

OCTOBER  2019   
Matérias Primas,
PADA Studios, Barreiro, Portugal

SEPTEMBER  2019   
Should I Stay or Should I Go,
Hybrid Festival, Ars Coco x Barbecho, Madrid

JULY  2019   
Bored but Secured, Wozen Studio, Lisbon
(ZUT Residency)

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Residency, 5th - 15th March 2018
Illustration School, Shared Institute, Porto




During this residency, I expanded on my ongoing research regarding the values of food in a community context and its potential for togetherness. The starting point for this research lies in understanding food as global language, something that binds and connects us at its most basic function. And as food sustains us, it also acts as a reflection of our habits, beliefs (on an individual level) and cultural identity (on a wider scale). This research had previously taken many forms: including collaborative workshops, performances and dinners as primary sources, as well as an investigation into writings, publications and food-related art and design practices.

With this in mind, I explored the dining table as a platform for conversation and making. While in Porto, I focused particularly on the immediate surroundings of the Illustration School (Bonfim): the neighbourhood and its people, small shops and daily habits. Aiming to understand the continuous change the city has undergone and what that means for the locals, I used food as a visual and tactile language to tell stories and ask questions. Food was proposed as a fundamental illustrative practice of our everyday life and, therefore, a powerful tool for discussion, critique and intervention. This investigation took shape in two dinners.

The residency dinners, open to the public, worked as narrative meals and non-linear sensorial maps of Inês’ experience in the city and the local neighbourhood. Through flavours, textures, colours and smells, I navigated through local stories – real and imagined –, asking questions such as: How can food connect (or re-connect) us to who/where we are? Can it give us the tools to speak our mind? Can it help us to understand or drive change (i.e. social, cultural, etc)? Can it help us grasp, question or defy our surroundings?

This investigation was documented by Uncanny Editions in the goal of producing a limited editions recipe publication illustrating my research. The publication should be published in the fall of 2018.