In the project WORK IN SPACE, the artist investigates the relation between human activity and nature through a series of installations. It uses a set of collages based on two archives of distinct images: one of reproductions of engravings and drawings from the XVIII century, and the other of photographic images of the night sky from the internet. Each of the project’s images is the result of a process of bringing together and manipulating images. Photography here is a means of translation, of documentation, of review and of enhancing a work that is based on the visual material of different eras and natures.
WORK IN SPACE is concerned with the relation between human activity and the most distant nature that we know of – the universe.
Luísa Jacinto, Lisboa, 1984.
Luísa Jacinto studied Visual Arts at the University of Fine Arts in Lisbon, and finished her Masters at Central Saint Martins - Byam Shaw School of Art in 2009. She has been showing regularly since 2007. She participated in the following group shows; Process and Transfiguration – Casa da Cerca, Almada, Portugal, 2010 and 17Ingredients – Meaures of Autonomy, curated by Shama Khanna and Craig Blanche. Studio One, London, United Kingdom, 2009. Her solo exhibition include: A Single Day is Enough, commissioned by João Miguel Fernandes Jorge, Museu Carlos Machado, Açores, 2012;
Unpunished Desire, Galeria Alecrim 50, Lisboa, 2011; Things change quickly, Espaço Avenida, Lisboa, 2010; Things are Kept, Jorge Shirley, Espaço Príncipe Real, in 2009. In 2013 she participated in an artistic residency at Casa Tomada, in São Paulo, Brazil. She is currently in residence at Carpe Diem - Arte e Pesquisa. Luísa Jacinto’s work features in various public and private collections.