Fernando do Campo
12 noon, Saturday 27 February 2021
Contemporary Art Tasmania
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Join exhibiting artist Fernando do Campo as he delivers The archive of we. Fernando will discuss the knotted histories we come across in urban multispecies encounters. The presentation focusses on the House Sparrow Society for Humans (HSSH) archives, an entity that the artist has been working with as an amateur volunteer historian since 2015. Fernando will share a box of slides and correspondence between the HSSH and the American Abstract Expressionist painter Barnett Newman in the 1950s.
The archive of we is part of the exhibition To companion a companion, presented at CAT 23 January – 28 February 2021. To companion a companion is presented by project partners CAT – Hobart 2021, UNSW Galleries – Sydney 2021, PICA – Perth 2022. This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Fernando do Campo (b. Mar del Plata, Argentina 1987) is an artist based in Sydney. Fernando has presented solo exhibitions in Australia and the USA and group exhibitions internationally. He has received grants from the Australian Regional Arts Fund, Arts Tasmania, Ia Potter Cultural Trust, Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW and The New School. He is a Sir General John Monash Foundation Scholar. fernandodocampo.com