Limerick, Ireland

Inês Neto dos Santos, FERMEN-TOUR // Limerick

Artist Inês Neto dos Santos was on residency with EVA International during November and December 2021, as part of the Magic Carpets programme funded by Creative Europe. Inês developed FERMEN-TOUR // Limerick, a project which followed on from her continued research interests around the practical and metaphorical dimensions of fermentation.

Inês worked with curator Niamh Brown (Creative Producer, EVA International) and collaborated with local communities from the Limerick School of Art and Design and café Canteen, to explore fermentation and other food processes as a metaphor for collaborative practices, community living and autonomy in Limerick. To pursue these ideas a mobile fermentation station was fabricated, and was designed to move from place to place, and be activated through workshops, knowledge exchanges and communal meals.


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.