Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives and works in London.
Sylvia Morgado is a cross media artist and writer whose practice reflects her passion for words… and typewriters. Graduated in the MA Writing: Imaginative Practice at University of East London, her work assembles text works, installation, performance and interactivity. Bossa Nova is constantly an inspiration and as a result her prose is poetic and her works are delicated. Morgado’s stories are very short; fragments of daily life.
Morgado uses intriguing techniques to engage spectators. Words are displayed in different shapes and often explore the senses, leading to a multisensory participation. It’s an outstanding point in her works, which has influences of artist s such as Helio Oiticica, one of the pioneers in the viewer participation movement and whose work Tropicália, Penetrables, was presented at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 1969.
Neo-Concretism, Fluxus, Conceptual and Pop Art, besides Concret Poetry and Modern Literature are others references in Morgado’s works.
Forthcoming PROJETCS/ EXHIBITIONS
2011/12 ‘I’ll go back home… one day!’ – Emotional fragment world map – ongoing project –London, UK- Since April 2011
2012 ‘Carnival affair’ – Text, photo & video installation - ongoing project – Rio de Janeiro, Brasil & London, UK- Since Feb 2012
2012 – Nominated to the Brazilian Press Award Reino Unido – Sept 2012
2011/2012 – Free Advice – performance at V&A Museum – Friday Late – Brazil Hot – London, UK – 27th Jan 2012
2011/2012 – London Calling – Collective exhibition at Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) – Los Angeles, USA – 21st Dec 2011 to 12th Jan 2012
2011 – Hudison ¦ Lindk Gallery – Los Angeles, USA – Sept/Dec
2011 LAB at FlagStop – London Art Box (LAB)is a group of 13 UK based artists from Debut Contemporary who had a micro-gallery at FlagStop, an alternative contemporary arts event – Los Angeles, USA – 2nd to 4th Sept
2011 DEBUT Contemporary, London, UK – May to August
‘If I can’t remember it wasn’t me’: interactive performance installation;
‘Untitled’: an interactive story telling installation;
‘Free Advice’: a writer’s performance;
‘It happens’: very short stories typewritten on a toilet tissue paper;
‘Stir me up!’: famous quotes written on wood stirrers and disposed inside a cup;
‘23seconds’: a collection of 23 very short stories told is 23 bits framed individually.
2011 ‘Sweet, Sweet, Sin’: an interactive installation – POETICAL Cabaret – London, UK – Feb
2011 ‘Untitled’: an interactive story telling installation – Made in East London – UEL Alumni showcase and network event – London, UK – Feb
2010 ‘Rio’s war’: Concrete poem displayed at the walls of the POETICAL Cabaret – London, UK – April/10
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