Annette Fernando

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Annette Fernando

Visual Artist, London, UK

Co-Founder & Director of Drawn to Ink: www.drawntoink.com

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Annette Fernando is a London based artist. Her work is a personal and contemporary exploration of culture and identity. Annette draws from mediated images, sourced primarily from television and film. She selects the part of the story that resonates with her, whilst bringing to light clichéd depictions of masculinity and femininity embedded within different cultures. Annette’s work re-appropriates images of femininity away from the patriarchal gaze and by re-exposing these images, she calls into question the extent cultural conditioning affects our desires, relationships and the way we behave.

Annette has a BA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and is the director of the Drawn to Ink Collective in East London. She won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2014 and was an artist in resident at La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts, France in 2018 and 2014.


Exhibitions

2018
Here Then, Was I / Here Now, Am I at Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London, UK
2018
Three Women and Their Artwork at What If Gallery, Dartford, UK
2018
Spring Clean at Spitalfields Studios, London, UK
2017
The Future is Female at La Porte Peinte, Noyers Sur Serein, France
2016
The Maverick Expo at Noho Studios, London, UK
2016
Through a Screen Darkly at Gallery Sensei, London, UK
2016
Sleep Easy at Amersham Arms, London, UK
2015
Girls Like Us at Ruby Studio Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015
Slap: Adhesives and Egos at Ruby Studio Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015
Ayeneh Gardan at Cultural Centre Eduardo Úrculo, Madrid, Spain
2015
QUOTIDIÆN at La Porte Peinte, Noyers sur Serein, France
2014
Barcelona International Fair at Gaudí's Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain
2014
Drawing Breath at Graham Hunter gallery, London, UK
2014
Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair at Candid Galleries, London, UK
2014
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 at Jerwood Space, London, UK
2014
AHOY! at Espacio Gallery, London, UK
2014
Print/3 at Arcane Gallery, London, UK
2014
Central Saint Martins Degree Show at Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2013
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 at Jerwood Space, London, UK
2013
Recent Etchings by Annette Fernando at Through The Looking Glass, London, UK
2013
In Response to Dorothy Iannone at Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
2013
101 Days of Printmaking at The Concourse Gallery, London, UK
2013
Copyright at The Frameless Gallery, London, UK
2012
100 Days of Printmaking at The Concourse Gallery, London, UK
2011
Camberwell Foundation Show at Camberwell College of Art, London, UK

Education

BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
2011 – 2014 London
Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design) at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London
2010 – 2011 London, UK

Awards

2018
Artist in Residence, La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts
2014
Jerwood Drawing Prize Student Award, Jerwood Drawing Prize
2014
Signature Art Prize longlist, Signature Art Prize
2014
Artist in Residence, La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts
2013
Selected for Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013, Jerwood Drawing Prize