Eva Fernandez

born Toronto, LIVES perth

Born in Toronto, Canada and living in Perth, Western Australia, Eva Ferndandez investigates her own pluralistic identity in relation to contemporary issues of global displacement and Spanish Diaspora in the 20th century. As the child of post Spanish Civil War migrants, Fernandez’ family, like many others, were displaced and left with a fragmented history. By carefully delving into the spaces of her past, she unearths narratives in order to evoke images which piece together a shattered, emotional and forgotten past. Drawing on these fragments, her works embodies the traces, voices and memories from the past that are blended and embedded with reference to Spanish art and history.

Eva completed a Master of Arts at Edith Cowan University in 2002 and is currently undertaking her PhD. She has had six solo exhibitions and exhibited in several group shows nationally including, Girls on Film and Mix Tape at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Transient States at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and more recently at the National Gallery of Victoria.


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2019 PhD (currently being undertaken)

2002 Masters of Creative Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA

1996 Diploma of Applied Science – Photography, Central Institute of
Technology, Perth, WA

1992 Bachelor of Visual Arts – Photography, Charles Sturt University,
Albury, NSW

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 Edith Cowan: An Extraordinary Woman, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2019 A rare bird in the lands, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2019 A rare bird in the lands, Taipai Art Museum

2018 A rare bird in the lands, Turner Galleries, Perth, WA

2018 Re-Imagined Railways, Midland Junction Art Centre, Midland, WA

2016 Heresy to Heredity, Pakenham Street Art Space, Fremantle, WA

2013 Anonymous Sculptures, Midland Atelier, Midland, WA

2012 Tilt, Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Applecross, WA

2011 (terra) australis incognita, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle,

 Selected Group Exhibitions


Crossroads 2022, curated by Ted Snell and Danielle Fusco, Gallery25, Edith
Cowan University, Mount Lawley, WA


Tracing the Swan, Holmes a Court
Gallery, Vasse Felix, Margaret River, WA


The Botanical: Beauty and Peril, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA

Tides: Swan River Stories Bidgoo bidjoo Derbal Yerigan bardip, Council
House, Perth WA


TILT Retrospective, Heathcote Gallery and Museum, WA

Antipodean Encounters, Midland Junction Art Centre, WA

Dark Swan, Pakenham Street Art Space, Fremantle, WA

Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle WA

Minawarra Art Award, Armadale, WA

The Spaces Between Us, Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick,


Stations of the Cross, Westley Uniting Church, Perth WA

The Space Between Us, Gallery 25, Edith Cowan University, WA


The Space Between Us, Bunbury Museum, Bunbury WA

Makers and Machines, Mundaring Art Centre, WA


No Second Prize, Gallery Central, Perth, WA

Still Life, Extraordinary, everyday, Mundaring Art Centre, WA

Minawarra Art Award, Armadale, WA

Home and Housed, Spectrum Art Space, ECU, M Lawley WA

I am, you are, we are, Chapter House Lane, Melbourne, VIC


PICA Salon, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA

Eggtooth Spectrum Gallery ECU

The swords of Damocles, Art Collective, Perth, WA

Florid, Turner Galleries, Perth WA

Beautiful Vermin, Gallery Central, Perth WA

Where lies the Land, Marshall Arts Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Florid, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, VIC


PCP 21 Years, Perth Centre for Photography, WA

PICA Salon, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA


Fremantle Print Awards, Fremantle Arts Centre

Assemblage, The Gallery – Ellenbrook WA

Divergence, Atelier, Midland Railway Workshops, Midland WA

Sixth Sense, Central Galley, Perth, WA

est. Mundaring Arts Centre, WA

Manifestations of Now, National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, VIC


Heroes or Villains? Old Court House Museum, Perth WA

Fremantle Print Awards, Fremantle Arts Centre

Wildflower Bouquets, Holmes a Court Gallery, Cowaramup WA

Turner Galleries, East End Gallery, Perth, WA

Mid West Art Award, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton

2011, 2010, 2009,2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002 – Joondalup Invitation Art
, Joondalup, WA


Diagram, Junction Gallery, Midland, WA


me-take: Indigenous self-representation in Photomedia, Christian
Thompson, Dianne Jones and Tony Albert, catalogue essay by Brenda L. Croft,
Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, WA

Transient States, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth WA


austrALIENS, PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), Perth, WA

Published Articles/Reviews

Stoelwinder, Jessie (2019, 6-7 July) Digs under nature’s surface, The West
Australian, Weekend Arts p. 87

Yeoman, William (2019, 3 November) Ways of seeing, The West
accessed 14 Nov 2018

Smith, Nyanda (2018) Towards Shared Social, Cultural and Visual
accessed 17 Oct 2018

McNeill, Sarah (2016) The queen’s tale, Post, Oct 1 2016, p.49

Van Der Merwe, Jude (2014) Florid, Artlink, Vol 34 #3 p. 95

Wilson, Laetitia (2014, July 12) Complex goods with boxes and dead
The Weekend West p. 102

Wilson, Laetitia (2013, July 13) Works connect with historic site,
Weekend West, p. 87

Nicholls, Andrew (2013) Undiscovered Artists, Art Collector, p. 92

Weston, Gemma (2012, Dec 15) A sleek, clinical coldness, The West
Australian, Weekend West, p. 75

Corbet, David (2012, May) FotoFreo 2012, Art Monthly pp. 23-26

Fitzpatrick, Donal (2011, June 1) A message from moving furniture,
The West Australian today, p. 7

Spencer, Ric (2009, May 22) Photos seize momentum, The West Australian
Today, p. 7

Grants, Awards, Commissions
and Residencies

2021-22 Parliament House Artist Residency, WA

2019 Postgraduate Research Scholarship

2018 Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries – Culture
and the Arts (WA) Creative Development Program Grant

2018, 2016, 2014 – Minawarra Art Award winner

2018 Heathcote Cultural Precinct Artist Residency

2015 Department of Culture and the Arts, Mid-Career Fellowship $25000

2015 FORM Residency at 100 Hampton Road Fremantle, WA

2014 City of Bayswater Art Award winner

2014 Artsource Ignite Initiative Grant

2014 Brookfield Place Perth portrait commission- International Women’s Day

2013 FORM residency – Midland Railway Workshops

2012 Brookfield Place Perth installation commission

2012 Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts, Development

2011 Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts, Development

2010 Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts, Development

2008 Sir Charles Gardiner Award (honourable mention)

2006 Australian Post-Graduate Award

2006 Edith Cowan University Research Excellence Award


Artbank Art Gallery of Western Australia  Janet Holmes
A Court, WA City of Perth, WA Central Institute of Technology,
Perth WA Royal Perth Hospital St John of God Hospital Perth WA
City of Melville – Heathcote Art Gallery and Museum Central
Institute of Technology, Perth, WA Joondalup City Council, Joondalup,
Polytechnic West, Midland, WA  Murdoch University,
Perth, WA
 Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA Charles
Sturt University, Albury, NSW
City of Perth, City of Armadale
City of Stirling City of Bayswater City of Swan
Ronald McDonald House – QEII Medical Centre
New Norcia Art Collection