Alida Rodrigues (born in 1983, Angola, living in the UK) works with issues related to archive, memory, and identity, the manipulation of history, and the sterilization of culture. Alida's works promote a deep reflection on the modern and contemporary status of the image, its proliferation and circulation ways, the powers and limits of the image, and its anthropological dimension.
It deals centrally with the "history of forgetting", a discipline that has exerts fascination in the audience and, which has been produced over the centuries in different ways but always linked to the erasure of memory, the manipulation, or partial destruction of images and names. Her work integrates profusely in the contemporary movement of the restructuring of the historiography of African countries.
- BA Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art (University College London), London 2007
- Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim 2014
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
- O Silêncio da Terra: visualidades (pós)coloniais intercetadas pelo Arquivo Diamang, Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga, Portugal, 2021
- Discursos de Decolonialidade, Not a Museum, Lisbon, 2020 (produced by This is Not a White Cube - Art Gallery).
- Taxidermia do Futuro, Museu Nacional de Historia Natural de Angola, (SIEXPO), Luanda 2019
- Intersections Within The Global South, Galeria Banco Economico, Luanda 2019, (produced by This is Not a White Cube - Art Gallery).
- Mythopoeia, Tiwani Contemporary, London 2015
- Interchange Junctions, Howick Place, London 2014
Anthologia Residency & Open Studio, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), London 2014