Eva Rocha is a multimedia artist from Brazil. After working as an actress and performer in her country, she studied Cultural Studies and Art at the undergraduate level in the United States and in the Andes of Peru. In 2016 she earned her Masters of Fine Arts Degree from VCU School of the Arts, with a focus in Kinetic Imaging. In 2015, after a strong solo show in an abandoned warehouse, in which she used multimedia installations to comment on media dehumanization, object-oriented art and its relationship to current social issues such as human trafficking, she was honored with the Theresa Pollack Award for Excellence in the Arts in the category of Emerging Artist. In 2015 she was also selected as a “Woman in the Arts” by Style Magazine, an annual award recognizing women who have made an outstanding social impact through the arts, and her project Object-Orientalis, www.objectorientalis.com, displayed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, won the People's Choice Award in an event attended by twenty-thousand people. Her work has been included in special exhibitions at the following museums: Art Museum of the Americas in 2012, Museu Brasileiro de Escultura in 2013, the MOCA-VA in 2015, the King William Museum in 2016; The Valentine and the Taubman Museum in 2017. Eva Rocha’s installation environments confront viewers with traumatic aspects of history and human experience that have been, directly or indirectly, denied through the repression of personal or collective archives.
Eva's ArtPrize Entries
These are Eva's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Eva's Past Work
These are images of past work that Eva has done.