About

When I lived in my home country my cultural awareness was not predominant. It was here in Europe, 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 European stereotype of the "other". And it links with the almost ignored Andean diaspora to strengthen my personal identity weakened by this multicultural society, wandering if different rituals  of indigenous belief can portray this new being.

The way Europeans perceive non-Europeans is the starting point that led me to an extended phase of representation that includes memory, body and clothing. The repression and the political ideology portrayed in the Ecuadorian indigenous women's garment contributes in a fundamental way to the development of the final and critical point of this representation. I depict the physical substance of the female body as a sense of textile in a style from a particular historical period. I use primary and complementary colours as a cultural possession of resistance to stereotypes. I also highlight the "contempt" for these colours that exists here in Europe, which more than often depicts life in greys, browns and blacks.

 

I begin my work describing the experience that really shocked me. And then, I decide what technique and materials support critical and emotional portrayal of this experience. I especially look for materials that have the potential for a bold and aesthetic impact. I make geometric compositions with freedom of forms in which colour has the power. The careful balance of harmony and dissonance highlights the central point of the 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.

Press

Clifford Chanc/University of the Arts London Sculpture Award 2019 - Susana Uvidia

https://www.cliffordchance.com/news/news/2019/10/clifford-chance-university-of-the-arts-london-sculpture-award-2019-%20susana-uvidia.html

Clifford Chance Sculpture Prize Winner 2019, Susana Uvidia

https://www.arts.ac.uk/alumni-and-friends/stories/clifford-chance-sculpture-prize-winner-2019

Neo Norte | Colectiva | Fundacion Cultural de Providencia, Santiago | 10/08 - 1/09 

https://www.arteallimite.com/2018/08/03/neo-norte-colectiva-fundacion-cultural-de-providencia-santiago-10-08-1-09/

 

Muestra colectiva propone una nueva dirección para el arte latinoamericano

https://digital.elmercurio.com/2018/08/16/A/AC3EBM3E#zoom=page-width

Latin American Myth Deconstruction

https://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-community/stories/latin-american-myth-deconstruction-exhibition-report

 

Defying what it means to be a Latin American creative in London through art

https://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-community/stories/defying-what-it-means-to-be-a-latin-american-creative-in-london-through-art

Enrol in our temporary art school and explore what the future of arts education might look like

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/art-school

 

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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                                                                                  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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