Stranger than Paradise

The first solo exhibition in London by Brazilian artist Vanessa da Silva.

at Studio RCA Riverlight

The exhibition will consist of a sculptural installation and a live performance – both activating the space as well as exploring ideas of migration, nationality & the transformative effects that signs and symbols (have) (act) on people and cultural identities.

The show will see recent works produced during her time at Ox-Bow Residency (USA) amongst new works built especially for Riverlight.

Using her own lived experiences as a starting point, being born and raised in Brazil, now living in London for the last decade, da Silva is interested in exploring the space between national traditions and the complicated borders where identities and cultures mix and meet.

Vanessa da Silva (b. 1976, São Paulo) lives and works in London.She graduated with an MA Painting from the Royal College of Art, London 2017 and a BA Honours Degree in Product Design from FAAP, São Paulo in 1999.Exhibitions & projects include: Tati, Pandangle House/ Favela Erotica, London, 2007; Fur, curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra, White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London, 2008; With Institutions Like This…, curated by Victor Wang and Alex Meurice, Averard Hotel, London, 2016;, Dyson Gallery, London, 2016; Stuff We Did, Dyson Gallery, London, 2016; Carry On, Dyson Gallery, London, 2016; 'Seamless Territories', Blyth Gallery, London, 2017; 'Herland', Bosse and Baum Gallery, Ox-Bow Artists Residency, USA, 2017, Almacantar Studio Award, London, 2017-18.

Artists Talk: Saturday 9 December, 12.30pm

RCA Studio

Opening Times
Preview: Thursday 7 December, 6.30-8.30pm

8 December 2-17 - 28 January 2018
by appointment

Studio RCA Riverlight
Unit F1, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane