BIO + CV





Photograph by Jebi Labembika



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 though 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






EXHIBITIONS



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


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



DIGITAL PRESS

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://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