Alida Rodrigues works with issues related to archive, memory, and identity, the manipulation of history, and the sterilization of culture. Rodrigues’ works promote a deep reflection on the modern and contemporary status of the image, its proliferation and circulation ways, the powers and limits of the image, and its anthropological dimension. It deals centrally with the “history of forgetting”, a discipline that has exerts fascination in the audience and, which has been produced over the centuries in different ways but always linked to the erasure of memory, the manipulation, or partial destruction of images and names. Her work integrates the contemporary movement of the restructuring of the historiography of African countries.
Rodrigues graduated with a BA in Fine Art, at The Slade School of Fine Art, London, in 2007. In 2014, she had her first solo show at the Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, and first group show at the Interchange Junctions, London.