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Rodrigues Goncalves (b.2000) is a Portuguese contemporary artist whose work has a reputation for its penchant for the satirical and absurd. 

His practice explores the significance of often overlooked banalities within a modern social context. It  juxtaposes their rawness with the monumentality of history. The  everyday banalities approached with a degree of neutrality employ a combination of traditional and innovative casting, taxidermy, and mixed media techniques. Rodrigues playfully edges and provokes aspects within historical and cultural context.

Rodrigues was born in Madeira Island, Portugal. He received an MA in Contemporary Art Practice from the Royal College of Arts and a BA (Hons) in Glass and Ceramics from the University of Sunderland. He was awarded a mentorship with the well-known British architect Mike Davies CBE [ designer of Pompidou Centre, Paris, France and Lloyd’s Building, London, UK].
 

In 2023, Rodrigues was honoured with  People´s Choice UK New Artist of the Year 2022 Award [Saatchi Gallery, London,  UK].

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