BIO + CV




Self Portrait



SANDRA POULSON


I am an Angolan visual artist, fashion practitioner and  researcher currently based in London completing my BA Fashion Print at Central Saint Martins.

I grew up in Luanda-Angola and moved to Lisbon in 2013 to study Fashion Design at Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Relocated to London in 2014 where studied at London College of Fashion and started my BA Fashion Print at Central Saint Martins.

My work discusses the political, cultural and socio-economic landscape of Angola as a case study to analyse the relationship between History, oral tradition and global political structures.

My practice utilizes family and inherited societal memory from colonial Angola and the civil war to dismantle contemporary Angola through semiotics studies of ordinary (cultural) objects such as household items as actors in  political and cultural ongoing transformations. Which inherently draws the questions posed  by the work to the task of decoloniality.

My body of work recurrently revisits the body as a liminal space for discussion, operating in an inter-disciplinary way through mediums such as writing, photography, hyper-annotation and documentation, mixed media, collage, drawing, print making, performance and video. Having fashion as a form of investigation that acknowledges the artefacts in close proximity with the body, my practice heavily delves into garment making and garment misplacing.

Obrigada,
Sandra Poulson






ART FAIRS



09/2021 Liste Art Fair Basel, Switzerland

Represented by JAHMEK Art, in display: ‘in Halo we Trust’, 2021



07/2021 ARCO Madrid, Spain
Solo Booth - Represented by JAHMEK Art
Installation - ‘Hope as a praxis’, 2021


11/2020 FNB Art Joburg

Represented by JAHMEK Art, in display: An Angolan Archive 




SOLO EXHIBITION(S)


07/2021 ARCO Madrid, Spain
Solo Booth - Represented by JAHMEK Art
Installation - ‘Hope as a praxis’, 2021




FILM SCREENINGS


04/2021 - 06/2021 Boda Boda Lounge at Guggenheim Museum
Loop installation of ‘The Ladder’, 2020 Film
As part of an invitation of Christian Nyampeta  to
selected films of Boda Boda Lounge 2020 
New York


04/2021 - 06/2021 SALTS X Boda Boda Lounge
Open-air screening, and loop installation of ‘The Ladder’ 2020 Film
Basel


11/2020 Boda Boda Lounge

Film Festival - 22 Venues across Africa Screening of ‘The Ladder’ , 2020 Film




GROUP EXHIBITIONS
(UPCOMING)


12/2021 - 02/2022 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021
South London Gallery. London




GROUP EXHIBITIONS


09/2021 - 11/2021 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021
Firstsite, Colchester


09/2021 - 10/2021 NOVA X Exhibition
Creative careers catalysed by Central Saint Martins and MullenLowe Group Lethaby Gallery, London


11/2020 Abuja Art Week

‘Through Our Eyes’- Virtual Exhibition
‘Halo Trust Waist Coat’ Digital archival work - An Angolan Archive


08/2020 An Angolan Archive
Class of 2020 Vision Exhibition
Organized by XYZ Exchange
Old CSM Building, London


11/2019 Plastic Broken Chairs, Juxtaposed
Project in collaboration with Raul Jorge Gourgel
Lagos Biennial, Lagos- Nigeria


04/2019 Social Conventions Handling Body
Nothing in the Papers Exhibition
Window Gallery at Central Saint Martins, London

01/2019 A Living Room
The Socio-Parasitology Manifesto Exhibition
Project in collaboration with Moetaz Fathalla
Nunnery Gallery, London

11/2018 ‘8+1’
The Age of New Babylon Exhibition 
Lethaby Gallery, London

10/2018 Tríptico
BHM,  Arts SU Exhibition
Copeland Gallery, London

06/2018 Puking Convo
Grayson Perry commissions :
Saint Martins Fashion Print
McCann, London

03/2018 Archive 9
Open Dialogue: Exhibition and series of lectures
Hosted by Kelly Walters
Central Saint Martins, London

10/2017 The Weight of a Big Dick
Blxckout Revolution: The Exhibition
Hosted by UAL Arts Student Union
198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, London

08/2017 Sex Education Lecture
Female Trouble: Domestic exhibition
@Ruby Cedar’s House, London

08/2017 Lunchtime Sex
Sex Education Lecture
Hosted by Nzinga Effect
Serpentine Gallery, London


EDUCATION

09/2016 - 06/2020 BA Fashion Print
Central Saint Martins, London

04/2018 Leather Crash Course
ECCO Leather Tannery
Dongen, Netherlands

09/2017 Teaching and Learning Exchange
Short course for Student Ambassadors
Central Saint Martins
 
09/2015 - 06/2016 Foundation Course
International Introduction to the Study of Fashion
London College of Fashion, London

11/2014 - 07/2015 General English Course
Wimbledon School of English, London

09/2013 - 11/2014 BA Fashion Design
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa,
Lisbon, Portugal

09/2010 - 09/2013 A Levels
Escola Portuguesa de Luanda
Luanda, Angola



JOBS/ INTERNSHIPS


10/2020 - Central Saint Martins
BA Fashion and BA Fashion communication
UNIT 1 ‘VOICES’ -  First Year BA Tutor

11/2020 - Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts
Online Seminar (Guest Speaker)
BA Fashion Branding & Creative Communication

08/2020 - Material Institute
Online Seminar (Guest Tutor) Fashion Foundation
New Orleans

06/2020 - London Festival of Architecture
Online teaching at GLAM workshop,
Organized by HomeGrownPlus, London

05/2019 - 06/2019 Wales Bonner Studio
Research and design internship, London

09/2018 - 02/2019 Molly Goddard Studio
Design internship, London


06/2017 - Present - UAL  University of the Arts London
Student Ambassador/Workshop facilitator
London



AWARDS


07/2021 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021
Selected for the 2021 BNC cohort of gradutes in the UK.


07/2021 - Premio Opening awarded to Jahmek Contemporary Art
(Best booth of the Opening Ssection at Arco Madrid 2021) with the works ‘Hope as a Praxis’of Sandra Poulson and ‘How to make a mud cake’ of Helena Uambembe.

05/2021 - The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize 2022
-Nominated
(waiting results)


09/2020 - Mullen Lowe Nova Awards 2020
-Winner of 2020 - 1st prize
-Winner of YourNova (public vote)

07/2020 - CSM Dean’s Collection Award 2020
Selected to be collected by
Central Saint Martins (Museum) Collection

07/2020 - Maison/0 Green Trail Award 2020
Shortlisted

04/2019 - The Atkinson Award
Awarded by Shades of Noir
Nothing in the Papers Exhibition
Window Gallery at Central Saint Martins, London



PRINT PRESS


03/2020 - Frieze Magazine (March 2020 Issue)
Revisiting the Past and Reimagining the Future
Kojo Abudu Review on Lagos Biennial Participation

05/2019 - Melanated Magazine
Feature of ‘Value Exchange’ Work
Thyra Bankole




MENTEE  (MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS)


07/2020 - Present - Mentoring Matters



07/2020 - Present - XYZ EXCHANGE 



DIGITAL PRESS

https://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/2021/artists/sandra-poulson-

https://nova-x.arts.ac.uk/alumni/sandra-poulson

https://vogue.globo.com/lifestyle/cultura/Arte/noticia/2021/07/arco-madrid-2021.html

https://www.mullenlowenova.com/introducing-the-2021-mullenlowe-nova-awards-judges/

https://www.creativebrief.com/bite/voices/how-winners-2020-mullenlowe-nova-awards-brought-their-ideas-life

https://www.mullenlowenova.com/sandra-poulson-speaks-to-fad-magazine/

https://fadmagazine.com/2020/09/28/sandra-poulson-winner-of-mullenlowe-nova-awards-2020-yournova/

https://www.wherestheframe.com/post/in-conversation-with-sandra-poulson

https://www.ifema.es/en/arco-madrid/e-talks/artists-and-galleries-etalks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q7acf5wsUU

https://www.mullenlowenova.com/artist/sandra-poulson/

https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/v7gbkd/students-central-saint-martins-graduates-2020

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.vogue.com/article/central-saint-martins-2020-graduate-collections/amp

https://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/12881/sandra-poulson-designer-explores-social-political-landscape-angola-craig-mcdean

https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/central-saint-martins/stories/fashion-poulson/_nocache?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-csm_news&utm_content=later-8293357&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagram

https://bafcsm.com/portfolios/sandra-poulson

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y-6BHM3ljxE

https://www.creativereview.co.uk/mullenlowe-nova-award-winners-2020/

https://www.mullenlowegroup.com/news/meet-the-winners-of-the-2020-mullenlowe-nova-awards/

https://www.lbbonline.com/news/2020-mullenlowe-nova-awards-winners-announced

https://chocolate.co.ao/arte-cultura/2020/09/20815/sandra-poulson-representa-angola-no-premio-mullenlowe-nova-2020/

https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/the-second-lagos-biennial-1699158


https://frieze.com/article/building-future-rubble-second-lagos-biennial


https://ocula.com/magazine/reports/lagos-biennial-2019/


https://thesoleadventurer.com/how-to-build-a-lagoon-with-just-a-bottle-of-wine-a-review-of-lagos-biennial-2019-by-kovie-parker/


https://selectionsarts.com/art/selections-guided-tour/lagos-biennial-through-photos/


https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/central-saint-martins/stories/curators-tour-the-age-of-new-babylon


https://ofnewbabylon.com/2018/12/03/installation-view/#more-155


http://pesdescalcoscc.org/sandra-poulson/



https://opendialogueexhibition.com/Sandra-Poulson




Mark