SUSANA DEL ROCIO UVIDIA HUMANANTE
I was born in Riobamba, Ecuador and now lives and works in London. I am a visual artist who has been trained at Central Saint Martins School of Art. My artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. The limits of identity and the effects of global cultural interaction are reflected in my works in which social experiences are presented, transformed and consumed. These social experiences involves making work that challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other.
Similar to the documentary or journalist filmmaker’s approach I gathered information through various conversations, direct observations and photography. My work depicts the transformation of these actions in an experimental way. The everyday social interaction with cultural difference is configured and recreated into something curious and vibrant. The core of my practice is to directly engage with the places that I find of interest and look to work with the people and materials that I find there. Materials that reference ‘space and time’ are imbued in my work. I have included investigation into the significance of ‘being’ in the materialistic world: socially, physically and emotionally. Cultural equality is the focus point in the reorganization of my ideas. My work is placed in the canon of contemporary art, with the hope of making visible what is overlooked in the historicization of the artist.