We have come to the end of OUTPUT’s programme for 2019. Thank you to all the artists involved and all the visitors that have kept up with the massive 20 exhibitions we’ve put on this year. We hope we’ve introduced you to artists you didn’t know, and given you a lot to think about as well as plenty of art to spend time with.
We are rounding this year off with a solo show of new work by Joana de Oliveira Guerriero (b. Lisbon, 1988). A Politics graduate who previously made a career working in military strategy for NATO in Brussels, de Oliveira Guerriero moved to Liverpool in 2015 to become a full-time artist. Over the weeks preceding this exhibition at OUTPUT, the artist has been on residency in Valladolid, Spain supported by CreArt: a Network of European cities who provide different opportunities for artists, which Liverpool is a part of. We describe the artist’s origins, path, and recent residency because they are relevant to the subject of this exhibition: Brexit. In Spain, she has produced large scale paintings and animation with Brexit in mind, depicting some of its ironies and absurdities, in order to reflect the most controversial feelings brought on by this event.