Dedeia Rocha is a Brazilian visual artist living between London and Rio de Janeiro. Self-proclaimed Queen of Collage, she has a master’s degree in fine arts from Chelsea College of Arts. Rocha, by turns across several projects, will either insert her own face into a glossy world of printed images, a real body attempting to become part of the photographic surface; or she brings images from the magazine pages into reality, in playful dioramas; paper dolls that try and escape into three-dimensional physicality. As photographs of incidents, Rocha’s images induce the vertigo of the fabulous tales of an unreliable narrator.
In 2022, she participated at the inaugural programme for training artists for public art works, the Art School Plus, and now has her work installed in Fleet River Pocket Park, in Camden, London.
Dedeia Rocha is part of the A-i-R Development Group, a network of international artists exploring the possibilities of collaborating in meaningful and contemporary ways in the context of artist residencies. During their time together at the International Künstlerhaus, the group addresses the question of how a productive collaboration can be realised both on a practical and aesthetic level as well as in terms of its compatibility with the burning issues of the day. At the end of their time together in Fronberg, the group will present the outcome of their meeting to the public at an event in the Kebbel Villa.
The A-i-R Development Group 2023 consists of the artists Pippa Brabyn (England), Rosie Dahlstrom (Scotland), Marion Flanagan (Canada) and Dedeia Rocha (Brazil).