Susana del Rocío Uvidia Humanante

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About

I want to understand why I consider myself a cultural being since I started to live in a different culture. It was in this new environment I realised my understanding of my historical roots is fundamental to my identity. This new need to determine who I am challenges my artistic practice. It responds to the stereotype of the "other". And it links with the almost ignored Andean diaspora to strengthen my personal identity weakened by the new multicultural society, wondering if different rituals of indigenous belief can portray this new being.

​The perceived image of Latin Americans is the starting point of my work. It takes me to an extended phase of representation that includes memory, body, and clothing. Then, the repression and the political ideology portrayed in the textiles of the Ecuadorian indigenous woman contributes in a fundamental way to the development of the final and critical point of this representation. This is reinforced with the technique and materials I use. I portray the physical substance of the female body as a geometric composition with freedom of forms in which colour achieves power. Intense primary and complementary colours emphasise my cultural resistance to identity stereotypes. I also highlight the "contempt" for these colours that exists within my new environment, which more than often depicts life in greys, browns and blacks. The careful balance of harmony and dissonance highlights the central point of my work: the feminine presence.

 

I am originally from Ecuador. I travelled to London to get a BA and MA in fine arts at The University of Art of London, Central Saint Martin in 2018. It is where I now live and work. I have won awards including a commission from Clifford Chance for their London head office; XIX Prize of Ceramics of the Council of Agriculture, Fishing and Feeding of Madrid; and XI Salón de Abril of the Riobamba Cultural Centre. My work has been exhibited in different countries including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Chile, Spain and Ecuador.

 
 

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Master of Fine Arts, University of Art of London

Bachelor of Arts, University of Art of London

Diploma in Professional Studies in Ceramic Jacinto Alcantara school of Madrid

Diploma in Professional Studies in Graphic Design Equator Technological University of Quito                

Latin American Women, BLAW Bora Editions, Blaze Image Gallery, London

Cli-Cha, Clifford Chance, London

Smells of Life, City Hall, Riobamba

 

Neo Norte 3, Myymälä2 Gallery, Helsinki

Lost in the Lines of a Story, SET New Cross, London                                                                        

Latin American Women, BLAW Bora Editions, Blaze Image Gallery, London

VIA art prize exhibition, Fifth edition, Brazilian embassy, London

Hix Award exhibition, Coutts Bank, London

Hix award, Hix Art gallery, London

Reading Room Requirements, Tate Modern Exchange, Tate Modern Museum, London

Overpr!nt, Centre de la Gravure, La Louviere

Latin American Myth Deconstruction, Crypt gallery, London

Neo norte, Providencia cultural foundation, Santiago de Chile

“Really”, Tate Modern Exchange, Tate Modern Museum, London

Somehow You and |I Collide, The Laundry, London

Becoming the other, INIVA, London

Aspects of art, Espacio gallery, London Divergence, Espacio gallery, London

Transformations, Espacio gallery, London

XIX Prize edition, The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Madrid

Projects, Palma art school, Madrid

Progression, Francisco Alcantara art school, Madrid

The house of the soul, Francisco Alcantara art school, Madrid

XVIII Prize edition, The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Madrid

Contemporary Ecuadorian art, exhibition hall and cultural centre, Tenerife

Salon April, Cathedral, Riobamba                                                                                            

 

On the edge, Ecuadorian Embassy, Madrid

Madris is gris, The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Madrid

 

First price, Clifford Chance / University of the Arts London Sculpture award

Second price, XIX Ceramic Prize, The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Madrid

First prize, XI salon April, Riobamba

 

VIA ARTS PRIZE, London

Clifford Chance Prize, London

Hix award, London

 

Creative Unions Residency, The Old Court, Wigan

 

Mujeres: innovacion, expresion y empoderamiento, Unruly Group, London

What does mean to be a contemporary creative Latino in London? Latin American House, London.         

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