Keg de Souza is an artist of Goan heritage who lives and works on unceded Gadigal land and explores the politics of space through temporary architecture, radical pedagogy and food politics. This investigation of social and spatial environments is influenced by architectural training, squatting and organising, as well as personal experiences of colonialism – from her own ancestral lands being colonised to living as a settler on other people’s unceded lands. Keg often creates projects that focus on pedagogy to centre voices that are often marginalised – for learning about Place.
Exhibitions and projects include;
Convivial City, Open Plan Commission, South London Gallery; Common Knowledge and Learning Curves, Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane (2019) and Artspace, Sydney (2018); The National: New Australian Art, AGNSW (2017); 20th Biennale of Sydney and Setouchi Triennale, Japan (2016); Temporary Spaces, Edible Places: Vancouver and Preservation as part of a multi-year project with Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2015); Temporality in Architecture, Food and Communities, Delfina Foundation, London; Temporary Spaces, Edible Places, Atlas Arts, Isle of Skye and If There’s Something Strange In Your Neighbourhood, Ratmakan Kampung, Yogyakarta (2014); 5th Auckland Triennial, 15th Jakarta Biennale and Vertical Villages (with ruangrupa) at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. In 2013 Keg was awarded a Creative Australia Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts.
Keg is represented by Booklyn Artist Alliance, NY for her has artist’s books and zines which she has been publishing for over 15 years and is a PhD Candidate in the Wominjeka Djeembana Research Lab; Monash University.
I acknowledge and pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and all Traditional Custodians, on whose lands and waters I live, work and travel through. I pay my respects to past, present and emerging Elders, their culture and continued connection to land and community.