Isabel Lima

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Isabel Lima is a Portuguese artist based in the UK since 2001.

Lima develops socially engaged works, which question the sense of belonging, identity, place and culture. Her own family history of displacement is the source of inspiration and research. In her practice Lima works collaboratively with other artists, film professionals, archeologists, architects, social groups and general members of the public. The outcomes of her projects usually take the form of film/video, performance, publication and/or installation.

In her current research, the artist is investigating the cross-cultural exchanges present within our multicultural society. The point of departure for this research is the displacement of people created by pivotal historical moments whereby different cultures have been forced to live together. Through the appropriation of historical material and the conception of new representations, this research aims to explore the legacies of these historical events within contemporary society.

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