Xavier Robles de Medina (b. 1990, Paramaribo) lives and works in London, UK, and is a 2019 MFA candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2015 Robles de Medina was the youngest nominee for the Prix de Rome Visual Arts (Netherlands) and also completed artist residency programs at WOW Amsterdam and CTG: Zimbabwe. In 2016 his drawing En het donker duurde een volle nacht earned him a place on the short-list of the Royal Award for Modern Painting (Netherlands). Solo exhibitions include, ‘if you dream of your tongue, beware’ at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York (2017); ‘als het hele lichaam oor zou zijn’ (if the whole body were an ear) at Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname (2018); ‘The Future Looms Dark and that we can Scarcely’ at Barbé Urbain Gallery, Belgium (2018); and ‘Opportunity Cost’ at Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles (2019).