Rossana Mendes Fonseca’s exhibition Animals at the Speos Gallery – 7 rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris, from January 12 to February 12, 2016.
Animals, Volume I and II consists of two connected series, which have been developed since 2011. The first series of six images depicts a body with an animal head, dressed in girly clothing, who lives through everyday situations. In the second series, the same 6 animal heads appear but this time worn by a male body. The colors, combined with their quotidian surroundings, create a distinctive atmosphere in which these hybrid characters dwell.
Rossana Mendes Fonseca is a photographer and writer, based in the city of Porto. Her research is intersected by philosophy. She seeks to think photography as a political and creative gesture.
After finishing her Master of Photography at Speos in 2010, she became a research member at the Aesthetics, Politics and Art research group in the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto.