SEDIS intern is selected to exhibit works of art in London - Sedis

SEDIS intern is selected to exhibit works of art in London

9 de October de 2020

Which artist does not dream of being recognized for his talent? First, in your country of origin, then, with the help of the internet, to win audiences from other parts of the world? For Luiza Fonseca, this dream begins to be realized. The 24-year-old, born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, has just been selected, through virtual voting, to exhibit her work at the Brick Lane Gallery in London, England.
The news was released last Tuesday, October 6, 2020, on the profile of the gallery on Instagram <@bricklanegallery>. The dispute, which took place on the social network, made Luiza receive the support of many admirers, some who until then did not know: “this achievement is a direct result of this mobilization, of the people who believed in my work, it makes me emotional, knowing that my art can touch people with that breadth ”.

First opportunities

Work done for SEDIS

Between 2017 and 2018, Luiza served as a fellow in the Publishing Sector of the Distance Education Secretariat of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (SEDIS / UFRN), when she was an academic in the Design Course. In 2019, she completed college, but in 2020 she returned to UFRN to study Visual Arts. After participating in a new selection, he returned to the Secretariat’s Publishing Sector to learn more and, at the same time, improve the features.

“My work carries a realistic style and I usually rely on photographs that I take, so I also see my work with a strong autobiographical character”, this is how she defines her art. When referring to SEDIS, she highlights creative freedom and speaks proudly of a book she illustrated: “the theme of the work involved the body, I did both the diagramming of the core and the cover. I dedicated myself to making a gouache painting on paper to integrate the cover and the chapter pages, I loved the final result ”.

Bet on new talents

Self Portrait

The Brick Lane Gallery features a wide variety of contemporary and street art by British and foreign artists. The gallery’s focus is on supporting emerging artists. In the hall, innovative works in painting, sculpture, photography, performance, video and paper are presented. Luiza Fonseca’s exhibition still has no date set, but, until the definition, she enjoys this expectation talking about the work that stamped her passport to England.
According to her, “the work that participated in the vote is an acrylic painting on canvas and was the first in a small series of self-portraits that I made during the quarantine”. Now, she plans to run virtual kitties to get the resources to cover the costs of tickets and accommodation. If you want to know more about the trajectory of this artist from Rio Grande do Sul, visit <>.


Bruno Cássio – SEDIS / UFRN Media Sector.

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