Eva Rocha is a multimedia artist from Brazil. She studied Theater, Cultural Studies, and Arts in Brazil, the US and in the Andes of Peru, earning her Masters of Fine Arts in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2016. In 2015 she was honored with the Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts in the category of Emerging Artist. Her work has been included in special exhibitions at the fallow museums: the Art Museum of the Americas, Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, MOCA-VA, King William Museum; The Valentine, Black History Museum and the Taubman Museum.
ACADEMIC JOURNAL ARTICLE ABOUT MY WORK
2018 Women’s Art Journal Fall/Winter 2018: “Eva Rocha/ Corpus of Memory” by Art-Historian Fredrika Jacobs (pgs 12- 21 / pg 66 color plates)
2018-2017 Valentine Museum: “Coro”: Richmond, VA (April 2017-Dec 2018)
2017 Black History Museum: “The Pigeonhole” Richmond, Va
2016 Taubman Museum: Homeward Bound juried triennial. “I am not in the business, I am the business” and “Ode to the Object”- Roanoke,VA
2016 William King Museum: install of works “Bride”/”Dowry”/”Bulk” VA.
2016 Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA-VA “Nicho” New Waves
2015 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: installation “Object-Orientalis” Richmond, VA.
2014 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: “After Botero’s After Velasquez” puppet commissioned for the event VMFA Family Day: Colombia displayed at VMFA’s Atrium.
2013 Museo Brasileiro de Escultura MUBE: “Gilded” Cupcake Project: São Paulo, Brazil
2013 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: “Chancay Puppets” commissioned for the VMFA’s Family Day: Peru displayed at VMFA’s Atrium September 21 and subsequently displayed at Focus Education Gallery. Work acquired for the VMFA Education collection.
2013 Grounds of Art Museum of Americas AMA installation “Procession: an installation for the Dead” inside Virginia Center for Latin American Art Bus Gallery, Washington, DC
2018 The Depot: “Silent Chorus” installation. Richmond, VA
2017 Fed Galleries at Kendal College of Art and Design. ArtPrize9 Grand Rapids, MI
2017 Reynolds Gallery, (two artists solo – gallery A) Richmond, VA
2017 Anderson Gallery Six Alumni ReachOut: Richmond, VA
2014 Art Space: Installation “Fodder::Beauty” Richmond, VA
2011 6th Biennial International Miniature Invitational Think Small, Art Space: work “Eaves” made with my hair on fiberglass, displayed and featured in Style Magazine article, “Let’s Get Small.” November, 2011. Richmond, VA
2018 Memorial Room of the Fountain Street Church: Grand Rapids, MI
2017 Santa Fe Art Institute /front: Installation “Severed” during SFAI 140. Santa Fe, NM
2016 Tobacco Warehouse 14 – a solo on my own in a complex of 40 warehouses, Richmond, VA
2015 Tobacco Warehouse 14, solo on my own of all the work created in January of 2015, site inspired by the space of a warehouse. Richmond, VA
2015/2016/2017 TryMe Collection of Bill and Pamela Royall. Works: “I Am Not in the Business; I am the Business” (2015); Coro #1 (2013), #2 (2014), #3 (2015) (3 of a 16 Santo-Sculptures created 2013-2017); Camile’s Contribution (2015); Collected Object (Mudra series 2016) Leaning (2017); Madre,Patre,Putrefate (gifted)
2015 Awarded Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts in the category of Emerging Artist, Richmond, VA.
2016 Awarded “Woman in the Arts” by Style Magazine, Richmond, VA.
2015 Winner of the People’s Choice Award for 1708 Gallery Inlight Festival at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: installation “Object- Orientalis” Richmond, VA.
2018 “Silent Chorus” chosen by Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator of Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum as ArtPrize Top Five in the Installation category, Grand Rapids, MI
2017 Awarded Frey Foundation Seed-Grant to attend ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
2017 Awarded CultureWorks Grant, Richmond, VA.
2017 Awarded Richmond Memorial Health Foundation Visiting Artist Project Grant, VA.
2017 Equal Justice International sponsored residency -Santa Fe Art Institute, NM
2017 The Anderson Gallery: Alumni Summer Studio Residency, VA.
2016 Vermont Center Studios: Artist resident, VT.
2015 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: artist resident during the exhibition “Rodin: Evolution of a Genius” Richmond, VA.
2018 Women’s Art Journal Fall/Winter 2018: “Eva Rocha/ Corpus of Memory” by Art- Historian Fredrika Jacobs
2017 Equal Justice on the Ground // Artists-in-residence at SFAI reroute criticism through creativity. Santa Fe reporter: installation “Severed” featured in the article: https:// www.sfreporter.com/arts/2017/11/22/equal-justice-on-the-ground/ Santa Fe, NM
2016 “The Memory Palace” //Artist Eva Rocha Prepares to Leave Richmond Warehouse.., http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/artist-eva-rocha-prepares-to-leave-the-richmond- warehouse-that-bore-her-biggest-work/Content?oid=2382069
2016 Eva Rocha// “Women in the Arts” by Style Magazine, Richmond, Va. March 5, Social contributions and project related to trafficking of women/ arts.
2015 Eva Rocha// “Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts” category Emerging Artist. Richmond Magazine, October 2015.
2015 Inlight Announce winners: Installation “Object-Orientalis” by Eva Rocha, displayed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and selected for the People’s Choice Award at 1708 Gallery’s “inLight Richmond”, Va – an event attended by eleven thousand people: http:// www.styleweekly.com/Studi/archives/2015/11/16/inlight-richmond-announces-winners for media. About project: www.objectorientalis.com November 2015.
2012 Eva Rocha// “Powered by Purpose” Personalities/ Profile in an article in Belle Magazine: June-July 2012 issue, pg. 8.
2011 Human hair on fiberglass piece “Eaves” featured in Style Magazine article, “Let’s Get Small” on November 2, 2011, by which reviewed the 6th Biennial International Miniature Invitational – Think Small.