United Kingdom

Sarah Knill-Jones

01.04.19 26.04.19

RAYUELA (by Sarah Knill-Jones)

My most recent body of work has been inspired by Clarice Lispector’s novel ‘The Passion According to G.H.’ The singular nature of her writing is close to that of James Joyce (whose Ulysses has inspired a previous body of work) but Lispector’s prose is infused with the culture and philosophy of Brazil, where I currently live. The last few months I have focused on monoprints, which give great freedom, but within certain technical restraints, and I would like to push the medium further. I’m particularly happy to spend time in Buenos Aires, understand more about Argentina, and draw on the great Julio Cortazar’s ‘Rayuela’ for inspiration.

“Rayuela”, written by Julio Cortázar, will be the starting point for a series of big scale drawings done in charcoal that will be transformed into prints.

A line of thought which traces connections between my French and British nationalities, my temporary place of residence in Rio and the language and culture of Argentina. I use the prose of Cortázar as a starting point, to look backwards in order to look forwards in my practice as an artist.

As the character Oliveira says in Rayuela: “The same thing happens to everybody, the statue of Janus is a useless waste, the truth is that after forty years of age we have our real face on the back of our heads, looking desperately backwards. It is what in all truth is called a commonplace. You can’t do anything about it, that’s about the strength of it”.

Sarah Knill-Jones

United Kingdom. Lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2010 | MA Camberwell College of Art, London, UK
1991 | BA Glasgow school of Art, Scotland

2017 | This Year’s Model, Studio 1.1 London, UK
2016 | Editions, Tripp Gallery, London/Looking Up, Studio 1.1, London UK/Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh UK.
2015 | The (Dis-)appearing Woman,Museum of Modern Art,Baku,Azerbaijan
2010 | Perceptions, MiM Centre of Contemporary Art,Azerbaijan
2008 | Metamorphosis, Norway.

2014 | Threadneedle Prize finalist
2014 | Trelex Residency, Switzerland
2017 | Despina Residency, Brasil.

Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan/Victoria & Albert Museum, Contemporary Textiles Archive/Public Collection University of Northampton

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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