portrait_priscila copyOne fundamental question that never ceases to be discussed is the social, political and financial importance of artistic production. As an artist, Priscila Fernandes finds pertinent to explore these questions while looking for positive ways of engaging with our high capitalist ‘zeitgeist’. She has been interested in looking at notions of leisure and play as positive strategies that resist our expectations on productivity and cultural production. During the residency at BBI, she will be working with the students on notions of leisure and play, connecting it to the history of the island and codes of artistic production.

Born in 1981, in Portugal, Priscila Fernandes is a visual artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Recent exhibitions include ¿Y el Arte? – The Book of Aesthetic Education of the Modern School, at Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Those bastards in caps come to have fun and relax by the seaside instead of continuing to work in the factory, TENT, Rotterdam; Playgrounds at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Learning for Life at Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; and 12 Contemporaries, at Serralves Museum, Porto.