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Yanna Soares

MA work

Brazilian artist Yanna Soares’ practice engages in printmaking and installation in order to explore ideas of ritual and juxtaposed cultures. The overlap between the decorative and the symbolic are a common thread in her work. Exploring notions of 'Otherness' and the way in which symbols are interpreted as they cross over cultural boundaries activates the artist’s relationship to ideologies while weaving personal narratives. Soares reinterprets and rearranges by employing a wide range of traditional printmaking processes in her work, combining them to craft techniques on a variety of different and unusual materials. By allowing them spatial context these compositions allude to the expansion and transformation of cultural identity. Soares’ flair for colour, surface and shape is contextualised within this framework.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2013

  • Brazilian artist Yanna Soares’ practice engages in printmaking and installation in order to explore ideas of ritual and juxtaposed cultures. The overlap between the decorative and the symbolic are a common thread in her work. Exploring notions of 'Otherness' and the way in which symbols are interpreted as they cross over cultural boundaries activates the artist’s relationship to ideologies while weaving personal narratives. Soares reinterprets and rearranges by employing a wide range of traditional printmaking processes in her work, combining them to craft techniques on a variety of different and unusual materials. By allowing them spatial context these compositions allude to the expansion and transformation of cultural identity. Soares’ flair for colour, surface and shape is contextualised within this framework.

  • Degrees

  • BFA, Graphic Design, Pratt Institute,New York, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • Parallax, CGP, London, UK, 2013; 23rd Foreign Student Exhibition, Kyoto Art Centre, Japan, 2012; Fatos e Ficção, Casa da Cultura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010; Colonial Contemporary, Beverley Knowles Fine Art, London, 2009
  • Awards

  • Winner, Kyoto City University/Royal College of Art Award, 2012