Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1994 and raised between nuns, priests and the wonders of pre-surveilled internet, my work tends to approach attempts of documenting emotional landscapes through poetics of commonality. 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. My first works were in the form of video and sound. 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.

contact: isabelhcordovil@gmail.com











Education

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


Solo Shows

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


Group Shows

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


Residencies

THIRDBASE SEASON 7, 2020/2021 Film


Screenings

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