BA (Hons) Fine Art
Rodrigo Costa (b.1999, Madeira Island) is a Portuguese visual artist, currently dividing his time and practice between Portugal and the UK.
His most recent work develops amateur, DIY-like objects, installations and performances, which evoke a simpler era – childhood. These grow from the concepts of playfulness, evasion and obliviousness. Reflecting on and drawing inspiration from his own childhood memories/imagery and personal experience, the artist researches ways of creating immersive, stimulating environments for both the audience and himself. He is interested in providing playgrounds for questioning and liberation of the self; a journey of self-rediscovery that dabbles with scale, memory-based ‘reality’, identity and image.
Rodrigo has been studying for a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Coventry University since 2017 and is graduating in the Summer of 2020. His latest exhibitions were ‘view//point’ at FarGo Village, Coventry (2019) and ‘a balloon that flew’ at The Arches Project, Birmingham (2019).