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Rafaela de Ascanio (b.1986)

Turps Banana Off-Site Painting Programme 2018 - 2019  

MA Curating the Art Museum, Courtauld Institute of Art 2009 - 2010  

BA History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art 2006 - 2008    

Fine Art Foundation Diploma, Central Saint Martin’s College 2005 - 2006


Winner of Young Masters 2021 Focus on the Female Emerging Women’s Artist Award

Shortlisted for Mother Art Prize 2022



Sexing the Cherry, Tristan Hoare Gallery (duo)

Ex Voto, organised by The Mary Leyline Pilgrimage at Original Projects



Wave, Cob Gallery

Conjure, Arusha, curated by Chantal Powel

The Pump House, Berntson Bhattacharjee, (solo presentation)

Fancy a Bite?, Studio West

The Amber Room at Reference Point Library, 180 The Strand

Ill be your mirrorcurated by Mark Connoly at Alice's Gallery and Oyster Bar

Swamp Legends, Terrace Gallery 


Cracked, Tristan Hoare Gallery, curated by Leonie Mir

Focus on the Female, Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Universal Yearnings, Liliya Art Gallery (solo)     

Back to Back: Nettle Grellier and Rafaela de Ascanio, Bowes Parris Gallery (duo)


Monster/Beauty: The Female/Femme Gaze, Lychee One, curated by Marcelle Joseph      

Paintings On, And With Paper, Cob Gallery, curated by Cassie Beadle

Clay Today: A Showcase Of Ceramics In Isolation, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, curated by Preston Fitzgerald

The Amber Room, curated by Rosie Reed

Tangled up in blue & the tales we tell ourselves, Purslane

With Love, Paint Talk


The Deccan Traps, Aindrea Contemporary  (duo)

Turps Banana Off-Site Painters, Turps Gallery, curated by Phil Allen and Marcus Harvey

If you know you know, Eccleston Project Space, curated by Mark Connolly & Joana Galego

The Amber Room, curated by Rosie Reed  

Summer of Ceramics, Doddington Hall  

Nobu Knows Art, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, curated by Aindrea Emelife 

A Room of One’s Own, Koppel Gallery Central


The Body is a Blessed Juicy Fruit, Lamb Arts Gallery, London  (duo)

Her Stories, Protein Studios  

Elephant Parade London

Adventures and Curiosities, Hauser and Wirth Gallery, London

Duende, Kingsway Centre, Hackney   (solo)


Queer Campervan, Lila Festival, Switzerland 2018

Queer Campervan, Uniqlo Tate Lates, Tate Modern 2017

Queer Campervan, Peckham Festival 2016

The Alternative, Alternative Miss World, The Moth Club 2016



BLOOD. TEARS. FAITH. DOUBT., with The Arts Council Collection & The Courtauld Gallery 2010

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