BIO + CV







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



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


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

09/2017 Teaching and Learning Exchange
Short course for Student Ambassadors
Central Saint Martins

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

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



INTERNSHIPS/JOBS


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


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://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.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://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