Sylvia Morgado

Location: London, UK
Website: www.sylviamorgado.com
Bio:

Sylvia Morgado is a mixed media artist and writer who had exhibited in the UK and internationally. Making the use of thought provoking techniques to engage spectators, her body of work assembles text, storytelling, installation, performance and interactivity, exploring the senses; leading visitors to a participatory multi-sensory experience.

Recent projects include also photography, video and sound. Is common in her work the use of recycled materials and typewriters. Her practice reflects her passion for words (written or spoken) and her stories are short and at the same time poetical and sharp; fragments of everyday life.

Her work is a mixture of different cultural influences. Interactivity is an outstanding point in her works, which has influences of artists such Helio Oiticica, one of the pioneers in the viewer participation movement, Neo-Concretism and Fluxus. Concret Poetry, Modern Literature and Bossa Nova are also references in Morgado’s works.

Exhibitions:

WORKS/ EXHIBITIONS

2016-present INTERATIVOS creative workshop & exchange @ The Create Place, London

2018 REPRESENTATIVES Group show with works of Brazilian artists based in London. The show was part of a conference WOMEN IN TRANSITION,organized by the King’s College @ St Peter’s College, Oxford

2017 ‘Sylvia Morgado – In Between’ solo show @ Favela Arts, Made in Brasil – London

2016 Open Studios, collective exhibition @ Space Studios, Martello Street – London

2016 ‘Troca-Troca’ exhibition with performance poet Alice Hsieh @ Stash Gallery – London

2016 Shortlisted to the Ibero-American Arts Award exhibition @ Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil London

2014 ‘Untitled’ Interactive storytelling installation – Expoart Brazil UK @ Brazilian Embassy of London

2014 ‘(NO) REGRETS II’ Performance installation at “Conscientia: Latin American Consciousness” @ Lloyds Club – London

2014 FET-ART Final Event – ICT & Art Connect – Show and presentation of the results of the Wikiart residency @ European Commission, Brussels

2013 ‘Lost Soles’ at London Design Festival @ Lost Soles Pop-up Gallery. 38 Earlham St WC2H 9LH – London

2013 INTERATIVOS + StoryHack.org one-day workshop @ Barbican Centre as part of ‘Hack the Barbican’

2012 ‘I wish’: Video performance @ Primorse Hill – London, UK – 06th Jan

2012 ‘Free Advice’: Performance at V&A Museum – Friday Late, Brazil Hot – London

2011/2012 ‘London Calling’ – Group exhibition @ Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) – Los Angeles

2011 Group exhibition @ Hudison ¦ Lindk Gallery – Los Angeles

2011 ‘London Art Box (LAB) – Group exhibition of 13 UK based artists from Debut Contemporary @ FlagStop – Los Angeles

2011 Group exhibition @ DEBUT Contemporary – London

2011 ‘Sweet, Sweet, Sin’: an interactive installation @ POETICAL Cabaret – London

2011 ‘Untitled’ Interactive story telling installation at Made in East London – UEL Alumni showcase and network event @ Islington Metal Works – London

2010 ‘Rio’s war’ Concrete poem displayed on the walls and performed @ POETICAL Cabaret – London

RESIDENCIES

2013/14 ‘Wiki-Art Residency’: Collaborative development of a mobile app – Nantes, London & Brussels

2013 ‘INTERATIVOS’: Artist in residence @ Barbican Centre as part of “Hack the Barbican”