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Show RCA 2019

Rachel Chiodo

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Major project:

For the Time Being

For the Time Being was an experimental programme of photo-performance, conceived as a response to the everyday presence of social media. The project used Snapchat, an app devised to share intimate, disappearing images, as a central protagonist.

In May, 2019, the project invited Agil Abdullayev, Feng Mengbo, Max Grau and Tamara Kametani and artist collective Agorama to reflect on the role of image sharing networks in their personal lives. In addition to the art programme, selected writers were invited to contribute texts that extend the themes of art production, memory and social media.


  • Rachel's interests in education programming and private institution practice brought her to the Curating Contemporary Art programme at the Royal College of Art. Prior to attending, Rachel worked in Cairo, Egypt as a teacher in residence at the Design Studio by Azza Fahmy. While in Cairo, she became involved in the exhibition practices of private arts and culture centres throughout the city. During her studies at the RCA, Rachel focused on the ethics of private institutional practice and issues of representation, advocacy and agency as a non-native in Egypt.

  • Previous degrees

  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 2015
  • Experiences

  • Teacher in residence, The Design Studio by Azza Fahmy, 2016–17
  • Collaborators

  • Curating Contemporary Art RCA, The Photographers' Gallery
Royal College of Art