Visiting Artist’s Talk – Eduardo Padilha

Monday 31 October 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Auditorium 2 (GM.01)
Lectures and seminars
General public

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk, we welcome Eduardo Padilha.

Eduardo Padilha’s practice evaluates and processes his relationship to his surrounding environment and how his identity can be perceived and framed by this predicament. Eduardo works with found materials and reassembles them to reflect an experience where private and public domains intersect. The appropriation, deployment, and dislocation of the object are the points of departure that search for new modes of signification. His practice reflects a relationship to domestic space and how that space and its objects can become a surrogate of the self. Most of the objects interpreted are readymade and encountered in Eduardo’s daily routine, brought to the studio and reassessed through a process of interventions that include casting, drawing, sewing, welding, and scanning, to reconfigure the object. This process takes the object to another stage to reveal other qualities, become something else but still retaining the significance of its initial purpose.

Eduardo Padilha studied at Carnegie Mellon University (1993) and has a BA in Fine Arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (1995) and MA Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art & Design (1997). He has lectured at Stephen Lawrence Gallery (2019), Camberwell College of Art (2019), Publics, Helsinki (2018) and Bard College (2016). Recent exhibitions include We are the centre at Hessel Museum of Art and We are the (Epi)center at P-Exclamation, curated by Paul O’Neill, NY, USA, and a solo exhibition at London Art Fair with InIVA, 2016. Eduardo founded an artist-run space, BalinHouseProjects, in 2006.

About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series

The Visiting Artists’ Talks (VAT) series is organised by the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. Talks take place every Monday afternoon during teaching weeks. Each session brings an arts professional to talk with us about what they do and why, and to chat with the student body about their career journey and interests. All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

Find out more about the Visiting Artist’s Talk with Eduardo Padilha.

Image: Eduardo Padilha, Looking Back, Phytology 2022, curated by Adelaide Bannerman, insitus Billboard, 2022.