Priscila Fernandes (1981, Portugal) is a visual artist living and working in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Her practice is rooted in an ongoing research into education, play, and the dialectics of work and leisure. She works in a broad range of media, from video, installation, sound, drawing, painting, photography and text.
Priscila Fernandes studied at the National College of Art & Design (BA Fine Art Painting) in Dublin and at the Piet Zwart Institute (MA Fine Art) in Rotterdam. She was a resident artist at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, IAPSIS Stockholm and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Her work has been exhibited widely. Recent exhibitions include “Live Uncertainty – 32nd São Paulo Biennial” with the installation “Cuckoo Land and Other Futures”; “The Book of Aesthetic Education of the Modern School” at Foundation Joan Miró, Barcelona; “Back to the sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy”, Reykjavik Art Museum; “Playgrounds”, Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid; “PIGS”, Artium Basque Museum; “Learning for Life”, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; “12 Contemporaries”, Serralves Museum, Porto; “Those bastards in caps come to have fun and relax by the seaside instead of continuing to work in the factory”, at TENT, Rotterdam; “What I Am”, MAAT, Lisbon; and “This is the time. This is the Record of the Time” at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. In 2011 she was awarded with Prémio EDP Novos Artistas.