Paula Turmina

Paula Turmina (b. 1991, Brazil) lives and works in London. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Painting at Wimbledon College of Fine Arts and an MA Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art. She has exhibited in several group shows in the UK, including ‘In transit, our memory fragments’ at the Chelsea Space, ‘The Red Room' at Cromwell Place with Berntson Bhattacharjee Gallery, and ‘Decomposição e Fetiche’ at Vivian Caccuri's atelie in Brazil in 2022. Paula's practice encompasses painting, printmaking, analogue films, and writing. She is interested in the human relationship to the land, speculating on the future of the Earth and the absurdity of political discourse and colonial history. Her work stages the transition between the human body, animal, plants, and the landscape, combining a sci-fi perspective to personal desires.
 
Solo exhibitions include (Upcoming) Sens Gallery, Hong Kong (2023); (Upcoming) Bienvenue Art Fair Paris, Mama Projects, Paris, France (2022).
 
Selected group exhibitions include (Upcoming) Tomorrow is Tomorrow is Tomorrow, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2023); In transit, our memory fragments, Chelsea Space, London, UK (2022); The Red Room, Cromwell Place, London, UK (2022); Wish Lush, Kravitz Contemporary, London, UK (2022); Liquid Frictions, Ambar Quijano, Online (2022); Decomposicao e Fetiche, Vivian Caccuri Atelier, RJ, Brazil (2022); Spiral Trap, Lewisham Arthouse, London, UK (2021); Summer Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK (2021); Female Gaze, Artsy viewing room with Kupfer, Online (2021); Casa da Escada Colorida, ArtRio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2020); RCA & SLADE Graduate Show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2020); London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2020); CAC Trust Recipients 2020, Chelsea Arts Club, London, UK (2020); The Land of No Evil, Offshoot Gallery, London, UK (2019); Neo Norte 2.0, Exposed Arts Project, London, UK (2019); Plants Speak, If We Listen, Symposium II,Chinsenhale Studios, London (2019); Plants Speak, If We Listen, Symposium I, Blacktower Projects, London (2019); Cartoons and Cereals, Offshoot Gallery, London, UKn(2019); Alter Us Collective, The Old Baths, London, UK (2019); Hoc Eva, Eve Leibe Gallery, London, UK (2019); Speculative Immersion: Multimedia Anthropology in the Anthropocene, UCL, London, UK (2019); OPEN: Emotional Practices, RCA London, UK (2019); Lead: Performance Festival, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK (2019); Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research, UCL Doctoral School (2019); Anthropologies, TAM, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (2019); Pulling Teeth, ASC Gallery, London, UK (2019).
 
Highlights and residences
In 2019, Turmina was awarded a residency programme with Winsor & Newton in collaboration with The FineArt Collective and was the recipient of the Zsuzsi Roboz Scholarship with the Chelsea Arts Club Trust.