Selena de Carvalho
Selena de Carvalho is a cross-disciplinary experimental artist, whose practice responds to notions of personal ecology and human interaction with the environment, often relating to the perceived consumption of wilderness and lived experiences of wildness. She focuses on the core paradox of how we (humanity) yearn for the untamed, and yet in our desire to experience the wild, consciously or unconsciously seek to control it. Technology and creativity are used as a means to raise questions as opposed to providing answers. She extends her solo practice into this ongoing conceptual inquiry by working in a co-devised, shared pedagogical process with community.
In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Shenberg Art Fellowship for her work Ecological Haunts (ii) as part of Hatched at PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art) and more recently was an artistic associate for Faux Mo as part of MONA FOMA. Selena is currently undertaking her PhD focussing on notions of reverse tourism by visiting sites of ecological destruction, and translating the perceived experience of more than human witnesses to the Anthropocene.