Stefania Batoeva and Adriano Costa at Emalin

14 Adriano Costa, Victoria’s Secret, 2015, ballpoint pen, tape, twigs, and rhinestones, 15 x 9 cm

Artists: Stefania Batoeva and Adriano Costa

Exhibition title: Tia Deth

Venue: Emalin, London, UK

Date: December 4 – 18, 2015

Photography: Oskar Proctor, images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Emalin, UK

Batista: So it’s 10 ml of dendê (palm oil)
Geraldine: For how much fish?
B: For 2 kilos of fish
G: Ok, go on
B: A cup of coconut milk and a cup of tomato paste
G: *mumbles to herself, confused about the cup
B: If you don’t want to use tomato paste, you can
use 3 small tomatoes – chopped together with
onions and pepper
G: Chopped with onions and pepper?
B: What else? Hm, you can add garlic too.
G: Ok. So how do you do it?
B: First, the fish goes in the pan; add the oil and
coconut milk. Then the tomatoes with the onions
and the rest; and in the end the seasoning,
green seasoning.
G: *repeats instructions for a clear recording, the
telephone connection breaks*
Thank you Batista
B: You’re welcome
G: Speak later
B: Bye

Emalin is pleased to announce Tia Deth, a presentation of new works by Stefania Batoeva and Adriano Costa. In July 2015, Stefania and Adriano travelled to Piracanga Beach in Bahia, Brazil to reside and work at TwoHotel. Constructed by the Swiss artist and friend Fabian Marti and conceived of as an artists’ guesthouse, the wooden shack has become part of Emalin’s itinerant series of exhibitions. The works produced during this time in Bahia have now come together in this joint exhibition in Camden, London.

Stefania Batoeva (b. 1981 Sofia, Bulgaria. Lives and works in London) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2014. Recent exhibitions include Speeding to the Corner, Nicodim Gallery (Los Angeles, US, 2015); Club Caligula with Ilja Karilampi, Leslie Kulesh, Isaac Lythgoe, Supplement (London, UK, 2015); Balconia with Emanuel Röhss and Yves Scherer, Swimming Pool Projects (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015); PAUL, Sariev Contemporary (Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2014); Still No Masterplan, Almanac Projects (London, UK, 2013).

Adriano Costa (b. 1975, São Paulo, Brazil. Lives and works in São Paulo) graduated from the ECA Universidade São Paulo. Recent exhibitions include Every Camel Tells a Story, Mendes Wood DM (São Paolo, 2015); Kiti Ka’ Aeté, The Modern Institute (Glasgow, UK, 2015); Draw Flying Penis/Pussy Against Gentrification, White Cubicle Toilet Gallery (London, UK, 2015); Volcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Art Trust (Stromboli, Italy, 2015); Touch me I am geometrically sensitive, Sadie Coles HQ (London, UK, 2014); La Commedia dell’Arte, Peep-Hole (Milan, Italy, 2014); Bunkering in Paradise / The Rest of Us Just Live in It, Artuner (Turin, Italy, 2014); Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Guggenheim (New York, USA, 2014).

01 Tia Deth, installation view

02 Adriano Costa, The Legend of The 5 Ears, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 160 cm

Adriano Costa, The Legend of The 5 Ears, 2015

03 Tia Deth, installation view

05 Tia Deth, installation view

06 Tia Deth, installation view

07 Stefania Batoeva, SBSEAL, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

Stefania Batoeva, SBSEAL, 2015

08 Adriano Costa, X Bahia _ a more accessible cheese, 2015, acrylic on fabric, 48 x 38.5 cm

Adriano Costa, X Bahia / a more accessible cheese, 2015

09 Tia Deth, installation view

10 Tia Deth, installation view

11 Adriano Costa, Nick, 2015, pen on art magazine tote and heater, 38 x 36 cm

Adriano Costa, Nick, 2015

12 Tia Deth, installation view

13 Adriano Costa, Baiacu Mask, 2015, acrylic on paper, 42 x 31 cm

Adriano Costa, Baiacu Mask, 2015

14 Adriano Costa, Victoria’s Secret, 2015, ballpoint pen, tape, twigs, and rhinestones, 15 x 9 cm

Adriano Costa, Victoria’s Secret, 2015

15 Stefania Batoeva, 08GODSFURY, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 111 x 136 cm

Stefania Batoeva, 08GODSFURY, 2015

16 Tia Deth, installation view

17 Tia Deth, installation view

18 Fabian Marti, TwoHotel (White), 2015, neon light, 50 x 250 cm

Fabian Marti, TwoHotel (White), 2015

19 Tia Deth, installation view