Susana de Dios is a Spanish-British photographer living and working in the East Midlands.
Her practice is concerned with memory, nostalgia and identity. She draws from past experience to create intimate self-portraits that present the human body at its most vulnerable.
Susana uses analogue and digital photography to reveal the fragile nature of the self and address the gap between our inner state and the outward image we portray in our everyday lives.
Her portrait work has been shortlisted for the Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait prize 2019 (Piano Nobile Gallery, Kings Place, London 23 May - 11 October).
Susana’s documentary work has featured on the BBC and The New European.
Her documentary practice is multidisciplinary and combines images, text and the spoken word. Since 2016 she has worked collaboratively with EU migrant communities in the UK through extensive interviews and photography sessions.
She has also been commissioned to examine the role of the NHS as part of New Perspectives Theatre Company’s ‘Emerging Perspectives’ programme - collaborating with a team of writers, fellow photographers and theatre makers to produce a multimedia piece inspired by John Berger's and Jean Mohr's book ‘A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor’.
Susana has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the East London International Photography Festival Photomonth, London Gallery West at Westminster University, Edinburgh Theatre Festival, New Art Exchange in Nottingham, M1 Fringe Festival in Singapore, Theaterszene Europa Festival in Cologne, Festival Pil’Ours in France and 5&33 Gallery in Amsterdam.
She has also participated in international installation-based projects such as Yoko Ono’s ‘Arising’ at Fondation Phi pour l’art Contemporain in Montreal.