video stills from: Unevenly Spaced and Censored Anonymous Undergraduate Essay and Love for Gardens, 2018
HD file from MiniDV: 16:9, silent, color, 14 minutes and 12 seconds
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Beside Me Is Free, 2017
pencil on paper, 29.7 x 18 cm, 11.7 x 7 in
  Portrait Three of a Man with a Bad Head, 2017
pencil on paper, 20.5 x 20.5 cm, 8 x 8 in
  Jester (Portrait Six), 2017
pencil on paper, 20.5 x 20.5 cm, 8 x 8 in
           
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
           
                     
video stills from: Férias em Familia em Léopoldville e Quinxassa (Family Holidays in Leopoldville and Kinshasa), 2017
digital HD file from found footage and found sound: 16:9, sound, color, 7 minutes and 31 seconds
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video stills from: Mr Butterwick Remembers Mrs Thatcher (Seven Answers Running In Simultaneous), 2017
digital HD file from original text and MinDV: 16:9, silent, color, 3 minutes and 42 seconds
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video stills from: Nia (Subject with Straight Long Hair), 2017
digital HD file from DVCPRO HD: 16:9, sound, color, 7 minutes and 48 seconds
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video stills from: Glossary of Political Words - Almost One-hundred Definitions, 2017
digital HD file from original text: 16:9, silent, color, 35 minutes and 39 seconds
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Drawings for a Narrative Concerning an Incredulous Foreigner, 2016-2017
six of over one-hundred drawings
ink on paper, 14 x 18 cm, 5.5 x 7 in
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
           
                     
video stills from: Unrelativising - Someone is Adamant that their Sister is not their Sister and Over-and-Underexposed Handheld Images of Familiar Places, 2016-17
digital HD file from DVCPRO HD and found sound: 16:9, sound, color, 4 minutes 27 seconds
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video stills from: Blurred Images of Two People Constrained by Time Fluctuating Between Acceptance and Rejection (SV), 2016
digital HD file from DVCPRO HD: 16:9, silent, color, 4 minutes and 2 seconds
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video stills from: Parsing – First and Second Half of an Essay, with Blank Spaces and Mistakes, Running in Simultaneous, 2016 (2014)
digital HD file from original text: 16:9, silent, b&w, 13 minutes and 22 seconds
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video stills from: Twenty-five Profiles – Extracts from Interracial Adult Marketing Material with Explicit Words Taken Out, 2015
digital HD file from found text: 16:9, silent, b&w, 11 minutes and 55 seconds
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video still from: Review - Text-to-Speech Conversion of a Text On the Dak'Art 2010 African Contemporary Art Biennial's Exhibition at the IFAN Museum of African Arts in Dakar and Single Shot Taken from an Hotel Balcony in a West African Capital, 2014/2016
digital file from MiniDv tape: 4:3, sound, color, 13 minutes and 13 seconds
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video stills from: New Words for Mindelo's Urban Creole - Neologisms, Made from Greek Mythology Words and Names of Portuguese Colonial Administrators, 2014
digital HD file from original text: 16:9, sound, b&w, 10 minutes and 26 seconds
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Trespassing Image 31 (Between Conflicting Ideas of One Place), 2012
digital print, dimensions variable
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                   
                     
video still from: Metathesiophobia – Splitting a Substance and Aleatory Cut-up of an Appropriated Audio Recording of a Text by Descartes, 2011
digital HD file from DVCPRO HD and found sound: 16:9, sound, b&w, 100 minutes and 54 seconds
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video stills from: Where I Come From – Beginning and End of a Community Party Running in Simultaneous, 2011
two synchronised videos, digital files from MiniDV: 4:3, silent, color, 35 minutes and 50 seconds
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about
Interested in issues of representation, desire, self-disavowal, and social functions of language in postcolonial situations Irineu Destourelles works in-between diverse media including moving-image, text and drawing. He was born in the Cape Verde islands and lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.
                   
                     
education
MA Fine-Arts, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London, England
BA Fine-Arts, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
                   
                     
solo exhibitions
2017 Unturning, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland
2017 Tainted Verbal, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2014 Autoestrangeirismo, Atelier Concorde, Lisbon, Portugal
2011 Thinking According to Rectangular Images, Portuguese Institute - Mindelo, Mindelo, Cape Verde [irdc]
                   
                     

group exhibitions
2018 Another Country, Alice R. Rogers & Target Galleries, St John’s Art Centre, Minnesota, USA
2017 A Glimmer of Freedom (Unsolicited Exhibition Program, Apexart, New York), Tarrafal Concentration Camp, Santiago, Cape Verde
2016 Being and Becoming: Complexities of the African Identity, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
2015 Ilha de São Jorge, “Telling Time”, Rencontres de Bamako Biennale (10th edition), Mémorial Modibo Keïta, Bamako, Mali
2015 Ilha de São Jorge, Hangar Artistic Research Center, Lisbon, Portugal
2015 Customer Experience, Special Projects, VI Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
2015 Sex Macht Gut/ Sex Does Good, Sprechsall, Berlin, Germany
2014 Ilha de São Jorge, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, San Giorgio Maggiore island, Venice, Italy
2013 Southern Panoramas, Videobrasil 18, SESC Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil [irdc]
2013 Escena Caboverdiana, Casa Africa, Las Palmas, Spain [irdc]
2010 Variavel Diferencial, Torre do Mindelo/Centro Cultural do Mindelo, Mindelo, Cape Verde [irdc]
2009 Processo, Centro Cultural do Mindelo, Mindelo, Cape Verde [irdc]

                   
                     

group screenings/festivals
2018 AfroScots: Glasgow School of Art, Scotland; and Edinburgh School of Art, Scotland
2017 Áfricas Utópicas (selected works from the Associação Cultural Videobrasil Collection), Espaço Transversal da ArtRio 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [irdc]
2017 Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival IV, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London, England
2017 AfroScots, Galerie de l'Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
2015 Ilha de Sao Jorge: ICA London, England; and Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
2015 Transmediale, Berlin, Germany
2014 Arquitecturas Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

                   
                     
artist talks/ panel discussions/ symposiums/ collaborative projects
2017 The Plaza, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (cp)
2017 Collective Blackness (Black Radical Imagination and LUX Scotland) Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (s)
2017 A Glimmer of Freedom, CITCEM - Transdisciplinar Investigation Centre, University of Porto, Portugal (s)
2017 Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland (with Neil Cooper and Holly Knox Yeoman)
2017 Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (with Tiffany Boyle)
2015 Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy (with Stefano Rabolli Pansera)
2015 Hangar Artistic Research Center, Lisbon, Portugal (with Ana Balona de Oliveira and Manuela Ribeiro Sanches)
2013 Casa Africa, Las Palmas, Spain (with Orlando Britto Jinorio, Tchale Figueira, and Leao Lopes)
2011 Mindelo, Do We Have Culture? Public Meetings, Various Venues, Mindelo, Cape Verde (co-chair with Rita Lobo)
                   
                     
residencies
2015 Hangar Artistic Research Center, Lisbon, Portugal
                   
                     

grants/awards
2017 The Hope Scott Trust, Edinburgh, Scotland

                   
                     
published essays
2014 Carlos Schofied (1944-2012) Notes from the Year Before Last [Port /Eng] in 'Ilha de Sao Jorge', Beyond Entrophy, London 2014, pp43-54 [irdc]
2010 Perímetro < Diâmetro: Geometrização, Creolização, Corpos, e Aglutinaçoes [Port/ Spa/ Fren] in 'Horizontes Insulares', Gobierno de Canarias, Las Palmas, pp200-217 [ir]
                   
                     
teaching experience
2009-2012 Lecturer in History of Art and Design at the M_EIA Institute, Mindelo Cape Verde [irdc]
                   
                     

contacts
mail@irineudestourelles.com
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ⓒ 2018 Irineu Destourelles [IRdC]