Carla Rebelo (b. 1994, Sao Tome and Principe) tries to reimagine geopolitical boundaries from an emotional and metaphysical perspective, as a way to reclaim agency in the vital connection between place and self.
Through photography, video and text, a keen interest in the process of identity construction has always been an underlying driver of her artistic practice. Rebelo describes her projects as by-products of a personal quest for meaning and control over her own narrative.
Besides experimentation and self-learning, she received photographic training at El Observatorio in Barcelona and through the Catchupa Factory Artistic Residency for new photographers in Mindelo, the latter being her formal contact with the history and practice of photography in the African continent.
Available for Commissions:
Dissident Planets - Online Exhibition – AOJE / Catchupa Factory
Family Matters - Group Exhibition – Catchupa Factory, Santo Antão, Cabo Verde
Family Matters - Group Exhibition – Catchupa Factory, Maputo, Mozambique
Zist Magazine #21 - Le Sentiment
Zist Magazine #10 - Le Futur
Zist Magazine #2 - Dire et Montrer
Perspectives Magazine - CP Travels
Lenguaje Fotográfico - Photography Course - El Observatorio, Barcelona
Catchupa Factory Residency for New Photographers, Mindelo
STP Fashion Week 01 - Comissioned - São Tomé
Water for Islands - Winner - United Nations Photography Prize