Alicia Reyes McNamara completed her MFA at University of Oxford Ruskin School of Art in 2016. Her work has been included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2016). She was awarded the South London Gallery Graduate Residency 2016-17 and her exhibition ‘Nowhere Else’ was exhibited in the first floor galleries in 2017. She most recently was awarded an a-n bursary, a Jerwood Bursary, and the Chisenhale Studio Summer Residency which will take place later this year. She has solo exhibitions at Niru Ratnam Gallery and Lismore Castle this summer. She is looking forward to being part of The London Open next year at Whitechapel Gallery.
During quarantine Alicia began a series that started as a place to put her anxieties, but it quickly became an investigation of folklore and rituals around loss, mourning and healing, in which beings and landscapes mutate and shapeshift, creating a personal imaginary of forms of embodiment.