THE DESIRE PROJECT (2016)
Three-channel video installation, HD, sound, 2’46”, in loop, two printed impressions, and a shrine installation (beads, candles, bowl with coffee, smoking pipe, glass of water, flower, wooden stools). Credits: Music by Moses Leo. Commissioned by the 32. Bienal de São Paulo. More about this work.
“Finally, more radically, the Portuguese Grada Kilomba presents three short videos of single texts. (…) That was my main discovery at this Biennial of São Paulo, the most powerful and the most compelling.” – LE MONDE
“(…) probably the strongest work of art in this Bienal of São Paulo. Grada’s speech beats like a drum and cuts like a knife.” – Uniquevisitors
“The rhythmic beat is also a prominent feature of Grada Kilomba’s moving installation The Desire Project (2015-16)” – ART-AGENDA
THE PRINTED ROOM (2017)
Installation, wall paper, sound.
PLANTATION MEMORIES (2018)
Single channel video installation of staged reading, HD, colour, sound, 24′, in loop.
ILLUSIONS Vol. I, NARCISSUS and ECHO (2017)
Two channel video Installation, HD, colour, sound, 31’32”. Commissioned by the 32. Bienal de São Paulo. Awarded by the International Fim Festival Rotterdam 2018.
“This is the work of a Black woman artist, that goes beyond any kind of convention.” – UMBIGO MAGAZINE
“ A proud and irreducible political and feminist interpellation, that explodes in lucid writing.” – VISÃO MAGAZINE
“Grada Kilomba has impressed in 2017 with her dual-channel film, Illusions (Vol. I, Narcissus and Echo).” – FRIEZE MAGAZINE
‘THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE’
Solo Exhibition at the Gallery Avenida da Índia, EGEAC, Lisbon, 26. Oct. 2017 – 5 Mar. 2018
‘SECRETS TO TELL’
Solo Exhibition at MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, 26 Oct. 2017- 4. Feb. 2018