Carla Souto (A Coruña, 1994)
Born in winter surrounded by chestnut trees. Almost spring. After graduating in Fine Arts from the University of Vigo, Carla Souto continued her studies at the University of Porto specializing in Multimedia Art. At CEART-UDESC in Florianópolis she started working for, and from, the body in the area of Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Fashion. During her time studying for her Master's Degree in Sculpture at the University of Lisbon, she dedicated herself to studying volume.
From all her years of studying, she has deciphered what she does not intend. From all her destinations, she has developed a situated way of working - interacting with care and poetics - in relation to the environment. Souto's body of work flows between formats, media and techniques: her projects range from painting, performance, photographic and video documentation; also textiles, embroidery and pattern making are part of her artistic practice. How a flower makes everything seem more beautiful.
Her work has been exhibited in Sant Andreu Contemporani (Barcelona), Sala Amadís (Madrid), ART Mustang (Elche), Galeria Monumental (Lisbon), Pazo da Cultura de Pontevedra and Museu da Imagem e Som de Florianópolis (Brazil) among other places where she has found herself. Among her awards, Souto has been awarded the VI Puénting Grant for artistic professionalization and INJUVE 2019 for production. Recently, Carla also participated in the Artist Residencies of the Biennial of Cerveira 2017 in Portugal and KH Messen in Norway; from the heat of the south to the melt of the northern spring.