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Alicia Reyes McNamara

b.1984, Chicago
lives and works in London (UK)

Alicia Reyes McNamara (b. 1984, Chicago) lives and works in London. Her works include multiple mediums such as painting, drawing, moving image and sculpture. As a Mexican-Irish American, Reyes McNamara’s works draw consistently on the fluid concept of bicultural identity where she explores ideas of displacement and diaspora, specifically within the Latin diaspora. The surreal, exaggerated figures in her painting acknowledge the contingency of the world of shapeshifting feminine energy, conveying both a sense of curiosity and uneasiness. Reyes McNamara’s more recent work has focused on Mexican and Irish water mythology which redefines the hypersexualized depiction of female goddesses, providing them with a female agency.

She received her MFA at the University of Oxford Ruskin School of Art in 2016. She has been featured in institutional group exhibitions such as London Open, Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2022); Nowhere Else, South London Gallery (London, 2017); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, selected by Alan Kane, Anya Gallaccio & Haroon Mirza at ICA (London, 2016) and Liverpool Biennial, Bluecoat (Liverpool, 2016). She has completed residencies include Chisenhale Studio4 Residency (2021), New Contemporaries Studio Residency and Grant in partnership with Hospitalfield Residency (2021), ArtWorks Open Artist in Residence, selected by Tai Shani and Emma Talbot, Barbican Arts Group Trust (London, 2019), and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency (USA, 2019), South London Gallery Graduate Residency in London (2016-2017). She was also awarded the Jerwood Bursary (2020), a-n Artist Bursary (2020), and the Chisenhale studio summer residency (2020).

Her exhibitions with the gallery include: The Sky Above the Roof, Tabula Rasa Gallery (Beijing, 2022).

The Sky Above The Roof, Group show, Tabula Rasa Beijing, June 2022

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