I am a London based researcher, artist, fashion/print designer studying Fashion Print at Central Saint Martins.

I was raised in Luanda-Angola and moved to Lisbon in 2013 to study Fashion Design at Faculdade de Arquitectura part of  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.

As a researcher/artist, design operates as a medium to explore and communicate my interests reflecting social/behavioural/political issues and traditional values whilst navigating my experiences from growing up in Luanda as one of my central influences. My body of work recurrently revisits the body as a liminal space for discussion through photography, hyper-annotation and documentation, mixed media, collage and  drawings which culminate in digital and hand-made prints on fabric. Such prints are sometimes the raw material for garments that are activated by living models.

In 2018 have collectively applied and won an open call for a group exhibition at the Lethaby Gallery, having also shown at the Copeland Gallery and Nunnery Gallery  as part of group exhibitions. As well as in 2017 have given a the lecture ‘ Sex Education and Progressive African Kids’ at Francis Kere Pavilion at The Serpentine Gallery in London.

Worked at Molly Goddard studio in London between 2018 -  2019 towards the development of AW19 collection for London Fashion Week.
Worked at Wales Bonner Studio in London in 2019 as a design/research intern towards the development of SS20 collection.

Involved in an ongoing collaborative project with  London based MA Architecture at CSM Moetaz Fathala, as well as currently NY based Fashion Print Student Gudbjorg Thora. In 2019 responded to the Socio-Parasitology Manifesto Exhibition, an interdisciplinary initiative curated by Sabrina Mumtaz Hassan in collaboration with Shades of Noir.

In 2019, was selected to participate in the Lagos Biennial 2019 with a collaborative multi-medium project with Luanda based artist Raul Jorge Gourgel. ‘PLASTIC BROKEN CHAIRS, JUXTAPOSED’ is in display at the Independence House in Lagos, Nigeria from the 25/10/19 to 30/11/19.

Sandra Poulson