b. 1999. Peruvian/Spanish artist based between London and Madrid.

Part of the performance collective Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

inescardo3@gmail.com

Statement

My work is the echo of my migrant mouth, my multilingual mouth, my translingual mouth. It is the ephemerous voice. The words made flesh inhabiting my body. 

My work is the intersection between language, migration, and embodied memory, coming to life through a combination of video, sound, performance, text, and installation. I believe the production of art is always an act of situated thought and therefore understand my practice and areas of interest as the consequence of lived experiences, political contexts, my cultural identity and migrations between South America and Europe. 

My work is preoccupied with language. Focusing on practices of bilingualism on a migrant context, it explores the limits and possibilities that language holds both as a means of resistance and oppression. In my work, language is a spatial and bodily practice and bilingualism becomes a tool for decolonisation. 

My work is a multisensory conversation. Bodies speak, listen. Their words are tactile. At times voices take over, becoming their surrogate presence. Archived in bodies, stories unveil the subjective as an intrinsic and essential part of the political, revealing an intergenerational and embodied memory. I am interested in the many alternative memories that offer ways of escaping Western, rationalist, and anthropocentric perspectives. Often incorporating the voice as a medium in my pieces, I envision orality as a manifestation of the body archive. 

My work is a constant dialogue between myself and the collective, in an attempt to create spaces for more accessible and horizontal exchanges of knowledge through the use of storytelling, intimacy and lived experience. It aims to recentre the bodily, emphasising on matrilineal transmissions of knowledge, culture & affect as an alternative against patriarchal & colonial epistemic traditions.  


Education

2021 - Chelsea College of Arts: BA Fine Art

Collections

2021 - UAL Art Collection: Fingers Become Knives (2021) and Things You Should Know (2020)

Selected Exhibitions

- Through the Crowd, curated by Jo Collective | April 2022 - Greatorex Street E.1 (London, UK)

- Finding Home, curated by Tate Collective for Late at Tate Britain | December  2021 - Tate Britain (London, UK)

- Fine Art Degree Open Studios | June 2021 - Chelsea College of Arts (London, UK)

XHBIT, curated by Arts SU | June  2021 - online showcase

- Domesticated. Self-organised show from Chelsea College of Arts BAFA students. | March 2020 – Private Location (London, UK)

- Safety Blanket performance, curated by Oxford University's Fine Arts Society | February 2020 - Wadham College (Oxford, UK)

El país de los tuertos 2019 | May 2019 - Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid, Spain):

Festeen | October 2016 - Matadero de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)

Other Work Experience

May 21st 2021 - Online: 'Murals for Resistance' event organiser (for Street Corner Reading Rooms seminar, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL) inviting the collective Colectivo Shipibas Muralistas (Lima, Peru) to discuss their mural-painting practice as part of the Shipibo culture and as a means of collective healing and resistance.

February 3rd - March 1st 2020 - London, UK: 'A Life (Black & White)' - Tate Modern. Performer for the activation of the piece 'A Life (Black & White) by Nedko Solakov. 

September 28th 2019 - Madrid, Spain: Workshop Collage & Identidad at Puwerty Festival, La Casa Encendida.

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