who is she

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 painting, photography, video, 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 interests and 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, Fluxus, Conceptual and Pop Art, besides Concrete Poetry, Modern Literature, Tropicália and Bossa Nova are some references in Morgado’s works.

As part of her practice, she runs the INTERATIVOS creative workshop and exchange since November 2016 at The Create Place/ St Margaret’s House, in London, once a month.

In London, Morgado performed at the Victoria & Albert Museum; completed a residency at the Barbican Centre, as part of the project Hack the Barbican, interacting directly with participants; and has exhibited and performed at Debut Contemporary Gallery. In Los Angeles, she was part of group exhibitions at the Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) and FlagStop – an alternative contemporary arts event, as well as she had her works shown at the Hudison Lindk Gallery.

Morgado has three self-published books: “It happens!”; very short stories, “Untitled,” a poetic prose in dialogue format; and “23seconds”, a collection of 23 short stories of everyday life. All of them are part of performance installations.

Born in Rio de Janeiro (1977), Brazil. Lives and works in London.


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