Susana Pedrosa
Susana Pedrosa Aerobics for Artists

My practice has been busy with questioning the articulation between individual identity and collective belonging and the production of subjectivity. In my practice, space becomes text by finding common places present in language, gestures, routines and protocols that define a social choreography and activate mechanisms of recognition and self awareness when exposed. And text becomes space by developing platforms that invite the audience for engaging on a common process of learning/sharing, or in other words, choreographing/performing the social. In this process of scripting and scoring, I propose the position of the amateur as a privileged one, driven by an openness for experiencing unfamiliar circumstances and/or developing unmastered skills. Assuming the idea that performing can be applied to everything we basically do, my performances play with the notions of fakery/realism, social/participation and amateurism/learning processes. At this moment my practise is focused on developing a methodology of work that borrows from different areas of knowledge in a non-hierarchical way and building platforms for specific target groups, treating the public sphere as a common laboratory and a place for participation and reciprocity to happen negotiating the necessary balance between keeping and sharing.

Susana Pedrosa (b. 1983) is a Portuguese artist based in Rotterdam since 2009.


Image: Aerobics for Artists

David Beattie

Robert Blake

Cormac Browne

Jessica Conway

The Crepe Crypt

Simon Cummins

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Jane Fogarty

Gemma Gore

Paul Hallahan

Sarah Forrest & Virginia Hutchison

Dragana Jurisic

Katyayani's Vegetarian Food

Marion Kelly

Kevin Kirwan

Serena Lee

Jonathan Mayhew

Luke McCreadie

Rob Murphy

Oisin O'Brien

Liam O'Callaghan

Helena O’Connor

Michael O'Rourke

Seoidin O'Sullivan

Lucy Pawlak

Susana Pedrosa

Alan Phelan


Eoghan Ryan


Tim Stott

Senjia Topcic

Matías Vértiz

Marysia Wieckiewicz

  We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Monster Truck Gallery and Studios, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and Fire Station Artists' Studios.