eva fernandez

eva fernandez

Eva Fernandez was born Toronto, Canada, and lives and works in Perth, Western Australia. She completed a Master of Creative Arts at Edith Cowan University in 2002, and has been a practising artist for over two decades, working across digital based media and installation. Fernandez's practice is concerned with the investigation of the space in which she inhabits, exploring its complex history and the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism. Her work also explores her own cultural dislocation, as she negotiates pluralistic identity in context to contemporary issues of global displacement. Her works are included in numerous institutional and private collections including the Art Gallery of WA, the Janet Holmes a Court Collection, City of Perth, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University, and several other hospital and local council collections.

A rare bird in the lands
This exhibition repositions the emblematic flora and fauna representative of Western Australia identity, drawing from settlement to present, to explore the darker undertones of a brutal history and the processes of colonisation in this state. Once static and innocent kangaroos, swans and flora becomes menacing, ominous and forbidding.
[Artist statement 2018]