Born in Lisbon in 1994 and raised between nuns, priests and the wonders of pre-surveilled internet, the main focus of my practice has been an on-going exploration of the written word, objecthood and autobiographical mapping through creating or morphing of independent matter. Assuming that life itself is performative, this body of work can be perceived as documentation that long running performance piece.
Since I got my MFA at HEAD Genève and set my studio in Lisbon my work has been focused on project by project challenges that with time reveal what is solid and coherent between them all: a genuine passion for the poetic metamorphosis of the banal.
As an original member of Rabbit Hole queer collective (regularly present at Galeria Zé dos Bois) the interest on gatherings and performative gestures led me into searching still matter and volumes on space, sometimes called sculpture, other times called companions.
Isabel Cordovil, 2021
2017 - 2019: MA in visual arts - Work Master / HEAD Geneva University of Art and Design, CH 2015 - 2016: Athens School of Fine Arts (Erasmus)
2012 - 2016: BA in Multimedia / Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, PT
2011 - 2012: Orientation for art and design / Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, UK
28 DAY RAVE NATURE IS HEALING, Al-vista gallery, Zurich, Switzerland October 2020 - December 2020
COMO ÁGUA NA ÁGUA, EGEU, Lisbon, Portugal September 2020 - October 2020
CRYING ON THE TELEPHONE, Open Studio, Lisbon, Portugal July 2020 - August 2020
UNTITLED (A TALE OF TWO BODIES), OKO, Geneva, Switzerland October 2019 - January 2020
DIP ME IN THE RIVER, DROP ME IN THE WATER, Galeria Pedro Cera 2021
CHAIN REACTION, Culturges, May 2021- September 2021
UM CORPO, UM RIO, curated by David Revés Silva, Galeria Liminar, September
2021 GRAN TOUR, HEAD GENEVE, June 2019
Colon of Duty, Rabbit Hole Collective at ZDB Lisbon, May 2014
THIRDBASE SEASON 7, 2020/2021 Film
O BLOQUEIO, 2016 - Queer Lisboa 2016, BFI Flare London 2016, In My Shorts FAUP/ESMAE 2016 ORIZABA, 2014 - Doclisboa 2014
D.SEBASTIÃO, 2013 - Doclisboa 2013