Limerick, Ireland

Inês Neto dos Santos

Inês Neto dos Santos’ project FERMEN-TOUR // Limerick explored fermentation and other food processes, as a metaphor for collaborative practices, community living and autonomy. Inês worked with curator Niamh Brown to develop workshops with local communities from the Limerick School of Art & Design and café Canteen. To pursue these ideas a new mobile fermentation station was fabricated to move from place to place and be activated through workshops, knowledge exchanges and communal meals. In December 2021 Inês returned to Limerick to design a menu and share a dinner with all the participants, to taste the fermentation produce from the workshops.

Inês Neto dos Santos’ participation formed part of the 39th EVA International Partnership Projects.  


Inês Neto dos Santos is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based in London. There, she completed an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art (2016) and a BA in Graphics and Illustration at the London College of Communication (2013). Neto dos Santos’ practice stands between performance and installation, using food, people, and spaces as metaphors and prompts for discussion and conversation. Her work focuses on ideas around sustainability, narrative, collaboration, and togetherness. Neto dos Santos’ teaches, writes, and cooks as part of her art practice, in order to inform her work in a variety of ways. Recent group shows and projects include Expedition Empathy, Walk&Talk arts festival, Azores (2019); Tender Touches, AMP Gallery, London (2019); Darlings of the Underground, Subsidiary Projects, London (2019); Matérias Primas, PADA Studios, Barreiro (2018); Should I Stay or Should I Go, Barbecho, Madrid (2018); Art Night Party, Phillips, London (2018); A Toolkit for the Future, V&A Museum and Arcade East, London (2018). In 2019, Neto dos Santos was artist in residence at Villa Lena, Tuscany.

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