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Jonas Pequeno (b. 1995) is a London-based artist who works predominantly with sound, exploring the concepts of phenomenology, absurdism, semiotics and technological mediation.

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Jonas Pequeno was born in 1995 in London, UK. A recent graduate of Central Saint Martins, Jonas Pequeno has already gained significant recognition with works shown at The British Museum in London, as well as Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Leeds Art Gallery and South London Gallery in 2019.

Pequeno works predominantly with sound, spanning various mediums including sculpture, painting, performance and video. He is interested in the transformative nature of sound and its intersection with language, exploring concepts around semiotics, absurdism and technological intervention.

He is currently a resident on the Associate Studio Programme, UAL. He lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include Transatlantic Waves, Fourth Sounds, online (2020); >s>o>u>n>c>o>m>f>o>r>t>r>u>s>t, Agorama x Off Site Project, online (2020); You’re in a Computer Game, Max!, SKELF, online (2020); Lateworks: of Noise, Slow Space, London (2020); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds and South London Gallery, London (2019) and Ways of Knowing, British Museum (2017).

Jonas Pequeno /ˈfəʊli/

Titled in reference to the film-making technique used to reproduce everyday sound effects that are added to films, the exhibition, currently on show, considers incongruity in fictional constructs.

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