Portuguese artist Wasted Rita (b. 1988) has been developing a critical and particularly confessional practice that explores her love - hate relationship with life and the surrounding world.
The self-styled “natural born agent provocateur” likes to think, write and draw, pouring forth little gems of sarcastic wisdom dipped in acid that reflect an unconventional upbringing in a Catholic school to the sound of Black Flag. Making use of a variety of media – including sculptural objects, installation, painting, drawing, and writing – her unique voice pours forth her mordant observations and poetic invectives on human behaviour and contemporary culture. Since 2011, she has been presenting her work in a variety of contexts, including solo and group exhibitions in galleries, institutions and art events in various countries, such as at idrawalot (Berlin, 2013), CAA – Centre for Art and Architecture Affairs (Guimarães, 2014), Underdogs Gallery (Lisbon, 2015, 2016, 2017), Dismaland (Weston-super-Mare, 2015), Bien Urbain Festival (Besançon, 2016), Artgang gallery (Montreal, 2016), Festival Iminente (Oeiras 2016, 2017; London, 2017), WTF gallery (Bangkok, 2017), MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Lisbon, 2018), and the Outdoor Festival di Roma (Rome, 2018), among many others.