FERNANDO DO CAMPO
Fernando do Campo (b. Mar del Plata, 1987) is an artist currently based in Sydney where he is Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design. Since 2015 he also produces work as the HSSH (House Sparrow Society for Humans). His practice is interested in the animals carried by history and the histories carried by animals. Recent projects have used a practice of birdwatching, curatorial methodology, painting, fiction and post-humanist writing to examine the documented and undocumented histories of introduced species in the global south. Fernando has presented work in group exhibitions internationally. Solo exhibitions include: The Kookaburra Self-Relocation Project (WHOSLAUGHINGJACKASS), MONAFOMA 2020; The towneys watched back, Ararat Regional Gallery, VIC; I always hear you before I see you, Praxis Gallery, New York (2017); Localized Contagion, Praxis Gallery, New York (2015); Figure behind a lake, Australian Consulate General, New York (2015); Come away closer, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin (2014). Fernando has received awards from the Australian Regional Arts Fund, Arts Tasmania, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, and The New School. Fernando is a Sir General John Monash Foundation Scholar, the first artist to ever receive this award, which saw him complete an MFA at Parsons School of Design, The New School. He has undertaken residencies at the Chelsea Westminster Hospital, London; Cite International des Arts, Paris and BMUKK, Austrian Ministry of Culture, Vienna. His major solo exhibition To companion a companion is being co-presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart; UNSW Galleries, Sydney; and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth across 2021-22.