Ines Neto dos Santos, a London based multi-disciplinary artist, returns to Limerick to complete the final phase of her residency with EVA international, as part of the Magic Carpets Creative Europe programme.
The residency started in November and will finish this month. Ines, who completed an MA in Visual communication at the Royal college of Art in 2016, and a BA in Graphics and illustration at the London college of Communication in 2013, says that her practice stands between performance and installation.
Ms Neto dos Santos uses food, people and spaces as metaphors and prompts for a discussion and conversation, while also focusing on ideas around sustainability, narrative, collaboration and togetherness.
In 2018 her project “A toolkit for the future”, was shown at the V&A Museum and Arcade east, she also took up an artist residency in Villa Lena, Tuscany, in 2019.
Working with EVA
Ms Neto dos Santos has been working with Niamh Brown (EVA international creative producer) during her residency, developing workshops with local communities from the Limerick school of Art and design and Café canteen, to explore fermentation as a metaphor for collaborative practices, community living and autonomy.
Curator, and Creative Producer of EVA International, Niamh Brown said:
“It’s been a pleasure to explore Limerick’s food culture through her project FERMEN-TOUR // Limerick, and so insightful to think about how fermentation correlates to sustainability, well-being and collaboration, through food production and consumption.
“I’m delighted that despite all the ongoing challenges over the pandemic that we’ve been able to deliver this project, and to have worked directly with participants in Limerick.”
With EVA’s four year participation in The Magic Carpets platform coming to an end, this presentation will end on an expected high.
Who are EVA?
EVA was founded by artists in 1977 and is one of the longest running arts organisations in Ireland. Ines is just one of many brilliant artists listed to have worked with the organisation, a list that boasts names like Koyo Kouoh, Dan Cameron, and Merve Elveren.
Director of EVA International, Matt Packer said:
“EVA’s involvement in the The Magic Carpets platform over the past 4 years has connected us with 14 other cultural organisations across Europe, each that work to engage contemporary art within their local community contexts.
“Together with organisational partners, we have been able to initiate international artist residencies for Irish artists Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín and Mary Conroy, while also hosting international artists here in Limerick; such as Vera Mota, Bora Baboci, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, and Inês Neto dos Santos.”