about the art
My art practice explores trauma and behavioural patterns in human beings. The work develops an introspective connection between the body and past experiences that are accumulated beyond the mind and incorporated into bodily sensations, reactions and the perception of things.
Through engagement with film, printmaking and sculpture, I present fragments of a performative body in a frantic and intimate way, to extrapolate what is hidden within and what has been lost to oblivion. The obsessive repetition of the triangular form is drawn by an intrinsic desire to uncover new structures and to achieve equilibrium within them.
The work aims to stimulate dialogue and present art practice as an appropriate way to address psychological trauma through non-verbal self-expression and sensory knowledge.
about the artist
Catarina Araújo is a Portuguese artist based in Cork City since 2017. She completed her BA
in Visual Arts – Multimedia at Évora University, Portugal, in 2016. Recently, she finished her
MA in Art and Process at CIT. Catarina is undertaking a Postgraduate Studio Residency awarded by Sample-Studios in March 2021, and she also became part of the BEAG team at Graffiti Theatre. She has exhibited her work in Portugal and, recently, in Cork City.
Art and Process, MA, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, 2020
Visual Arts – Multimedia, BA, Évora University, Portugal, 2012-16
2020 COM,MA, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, 46 Grand Parade, Cork
2016 Paratissima Festival, EBANOCollective, Lisbon, Portugal
Art-Map, CM Ponte de Lima, Portugal
2021 Postgraduate Studio Residency at Sample Studios, March-August 2021