The House of Arts
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Welcome to The House of Arts an inspirational contemporary platform connecting all forms of cultural manifestations in art and fashion, merging artisans, designers, visionaries, and entrepreneurs to create a give-back movement to local communities and going global by implementing cultural exchange between local and foreign artists. Here at The House of Arts, we work on developing a marketplace with showroom space as well as creating the right connections to showcase and sell original and vanguard pieces! Over the years, Art and Fashion have enjoyed a rich relationship, sometimes bold, and often understated, yet always stretching the boundaries of geography to bring global influences to our wardrobes. Today in our fast-paced digital world, there is a need to create cult status in an increasing demand for the new. Designers have always worked with artists, long before the commercial pressure to create lucrative, must-have product lines. Fashion and Arts have, and always will, go hand-in-hand. Thinking about that, and pursuing collaboration between both markets we welcome you into our house, your house, The House of Arts!
WHAT IS THE HOUSE OF ARTS?
THE HOUSE OF ARTS has become an important multimedia contemporary art platform, featuring annually some 80 plus celebrated artists, promoting and highlighting paintings, sculptures, art installations, photography, cultural projects, and other forms of art incorporated in a modern, contemporary context.
ESTABLISHED in 2010 we represent a cluster of projects dedicated to cultivating relations using art as a tool of cultural exchange and community identity. Our journey is a deep commitment to building bridges, promoting and creating educational projects, workshops, art talks, social change and inclusion through cultural experiences.
We believe in transcending all barriers using art as a universal language and common denominator.
With art shows and partnerships within the U.S and abroad, we now reach different parts of the world such as Asia, Europe, South and Latin America, as well as the Caribbean, engaging local and international artists with diverse curators and a strong team under the direction of Jade Matarazzo since 2010.
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MEET OUR ARTISTS
- Adriana VignoliAdriana Vignoli lives in Brasília-DF and works with sculpture, drawing, and photography. She conceptualizes sculptures that have a life of their own, and change slowly and continuously, transforming themselves into other, unpredictable forms. Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Brasília, and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Institute of Arts, also from UnB. Vignoli participated in national and international artistic residencies, the most recent being at Pivô Pesquisa (2022), São Paulo. Awarded the Funarte Marc Ferrez award (2021), and received the TCU National Exhibition Award in Brasília (2020). Shared an international group exhibition at Fundación Klemm, Buenos Aires (2019), and Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden and at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (2014), while living in Berlin. Nominated for the PIPA Prize (2016). Received the FUNARTE National Award for Contemporary Art (2015). Her works are in national and international public collections. In Brazil, she is represented by Casa Albuquerque (Brasília, DF), Matias Brotas (Vitória, ES) and Celma Albuquerque (Belo Horizonte, MG) galleries.
- Alex KorolkovasAlex Korolkovas was born in 1969, in São Caetano do Sul (São Paulo – Brazil) and studied Advertising at the Methodist University of São Paulo. Korolkovas studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and worked as an assistant to photographers such as the renowned photographer Earl Miller. He was among the Top 10 fashion creatives in a contest held by Casa de Criadores (2004) and nominated for the Abril Prize of Journalism in the “photo essay” category for his work for VIP Magazine (2006). Alex moved again to the US in 2016, where he won the Visual Press Awards in Florida – in The Fine Art Photography category. Also in 2016, he held the Valentina exhibition in Miami that earned him another Visual Press Awards early in 2017, this time for Best Solo Exhibit. In fashion, Alex photographed for the best Brazilian designers – Jorge Bischoff, Reinaldo Lourenço, Glória Coelho, Pedro Lourenço, Cavalera to name a few. He currently collaborates with Brazilian, German, and American magazines, and lives in NY with his wife Mariana.
- Alex RoccaInspired by architecture, landscaping and artistic and cultural movements, Alex Rocca handcrafts unique and original tapestries. The entire creative process, from inspiration, design and conceptual evolution, is the result of his life experience and training in cinema, scenography and interior design. 2012-2013, postgraduate in Scenography, coordinated by Ismael Scheffler, UTFPR. Curitiba – PR. 2015-2016, postgraduate in Interior Design, European Center. Curitiba – PR. 2006-2009, graduation in Cinema, FAP-PR. Curitiba – PR. Individual exhibitions include SP-ARTE “Pele Collection” at Pavilhão da Bienal, São Paulo (2022), and SP-ARTE “Vazios Collection” online in São Paulo (2021).
- Andre MendesBorn in Curitiba, 1979. Graduated in Graphic Design from the Pontificia Catholic University of Paraná and specialized in artistic drawing at the Institut Superior de Disseny y Escola de la Imatge – IDEP, Barcelona. Mendes has been a part of over 11 solo exhibitions and 18 group exhibitions all over Brazil, Europe, and Asia since 2009. He has also participated in three artist residency programs: Tropikos, Hof Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand (2015), Kakiseni International Art Residency, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2012), Jarbas Lopes, Maricá, Brazil (2008). Several of his pieces are displayed in museums, galleries, and institutional collections, such as GRPCOM Gazeta do Povo News, Curitiba, Brazil; Paraná Institute of Oncology, Curitiba, Brazil; Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, Paris, France; Santa Cruz Hospital, Curitiba, Brazil; Secretary of Culture of Ponta Grossa, Brazil; and Zilda Fraletti Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil.
- Bia DoriaPlastic artist Bia Doria lives and works in São Paulo. She has already won several important prizes, participates in several exhibitions, and her works are in some of the most relevant galleries, museums, and places in the world. Bia works with waste from management forest, native trees rescued from fires, deforestation, bottom of rivers, and dams. From the North to the South of Brazil, she runs through, passes through, recovers, polishes, recreates, and takes care of nature. She is an important representative of sustainable contemporary art. She learned to observe nature and visualize works of art in trees, branches, roots of dead trees and other natural elements that were discarded. Her enhancement allowed her creations to expand and her convictions ecological issues echoed with greater amplitude, making the artist an important representative of sustainable contemporary art. She has published three books: Bia Doria Esculturas (2021), Raízes do Brasil, Editora Pit Cult (2014), and Bia Doria (2011).
- Carlos Cruz-DiezFrench-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (Caracas, 1923 – Paris, 2019) lived and worked in Paris since 1960. A major protagonist in the field of Kinetic and Optical Art, a movement that encourages “an awareness of the instability of reality.” His body of work established him as one of the key 20th century thinkers in the realm of color. Carlos Cruz-Diez’s visual art explores the perception of color as an autonomous reality evolving in space and time, unaided by form or support, in a perpetual present. His artworks are housed in prestigious permanent collections at institutions such as: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Tate Modern, London; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne.
- ChrispapitaChristian Escobar, “Chrispapita” in the art world, is a self-taught artist from Guatemala, is passionate about various contemporary artistic movements. As a child, he showed great interest in drawing; from pencil drawings to acrylic on canvas, he developed his own technique and style. Hyperrealism and realism is what he ́s best known for, inspired by the human figure and applying features of urban cultures and their relationship with nature and science. His artistic and life philosophy is the baroque ideal of Memento Mori, which means “Remember that you will die”, which motivates him to create works where the main theme is celebrating life, living in the present, learning from our past and future. He uses chiaroscuro as a tool to generate a correct dramatization in his themes, playing with the duality between light and darkness.
- Chrystiane CorreaBorn in Niterói – Rio de Janeiro, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Bachelors in Social Communications – Universidade Gama Filho; EAV, Parque Lage – João Magalhães Núcleo de Estudos – João Wesley e Chang; Creative Process – Charles Watson, Atelier Novo Mundo, RJ; Davi Cury – Protect me from what i want / Proteja-me do que desejo – Daniela. Individual Exhibitions – 2011 – “O original, é o natural”, CCPCM (Centro Cultural Paschoal Carlos Magno) – Niterói/RJ; 2003 – Gravatá, Galeria de Artes Visuais Lana Botelho – Rio de Janeiro/RJ. Select Collective Exhibitions – 2016 – Confluences in Brazilian Contemporary Art, Art&Design Gallery – Miami/EUA; 2015 – JM Castellano Cervilla – Granada/Espanha; 2015 – Bienal Internacional de Arte; Contemporânea – Paris/França; 2014 – Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporânea – Paris/França.
- Claudio TozziClaudio Tozzi is a Brazilian artist born in 1944 in São Paulo, Brazil, who has worked since the 1960s to challenge the political and social culture of Brazil and the world. Through his art he has highlighted the censorship of military dictatorships, the woes of mass media, and the strength of individuals. He participated in the NeoFiguration movement, primarily about issues experienced by Brazilians. Brazil lived under an oppressive dictatorship for years and the NeoFiguration movement worked to question the physical and social conditions of the era. Tozzi’s work has since been shared worldwide as he has gained popularity outside Brazil due to widely understood themes. He is one of the most well known and influential artists in Brazil.
- Dabus & ThibesFernanda was born in Santa Maria, Brazil but has lived in the US since 200. Art came into her life first with dance and music, and many years later in psychology and psychoanalysis. Art has helped her explore her emotions and relationships in different colors and energies. The art of exploring new spaces has long been part of who she is. Her admiration for the arts has been there, ever present, until she finally found the courage to translate her life experiences onto canvas. Cecilia was born in Parana, Brazil. Since Cecilia’s earliest memories, she felt challenged to grasp the essence of art and its various possibilities. After living for a time in Europe, Thibes went back to Brazil and participated in two advanced training programs within the Anthroposophical Artistic field. her atelier has been an active space for work as an Art Therapist, Art Teacher, and Painter. It is also a place where the artist has a permanent collection of her artwork.
- Daniel RaselloBorn in Buenos Aires. Graduated with a BA in advertising from FAECC in 1987. Already interested in art, took a course at the atelier by Luis Felipe Noé in Buenos Aires and art history. Moved to São Paulo in 1990, and a few years later participated in the biennial of Santos. In 2019, he left marketing to dedicate himself to art. Concerned with nature, he makes each tree the center of focus and uses an eye-catching technique: black ballpoint pens on Canson paper 300g. Exhibitions include the Rizoma Conecta arte, in São Paulo (2021), and his first solo show at Salão de Artes do Clube Paulistano (2022), curated by Sergio Scaff and Bel Lacaz. The exhibition “Perpetuate” consisted of trees, Brazilian animals, and natives that are at risk of extinction. Participated in the Salão de Artes Plásticas from Arceburgo, MG, winning the IHCA trophy, a major award. In Salão de Artes Plásticas Waldemar Belisário, Ilhabela, won bronze in the drawing category. Special guest at the exhibition “Dialogues on Paper” at Paulo Setubal Museum, Tatuí.
- Dee LazzeriniThe artist’s work is focused on the creation of layers, fields and membranes, all inspired by microscopic experiments within the biological field. Moreover one could relate to the artwork from an “artificial bodies” perspective, all in different levels and scales. Almost like a new spontaneous generation of living organisms. Education – 2023-Graduation in Visual Arts – Ampli University of São Paulo; 2013 – PhD in Biomaterials Engineering – Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)/ University of Strasbourg (France) – College of Metallurgical Engineering – 2009 – Masters of Science in Biomaterials Engineering – Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) – College of Metallurgical Engineering; 2000 – Bachelor of Dental Surgery – University of Itauna (Brazil)
- Delson UchoaDelson Uchôa (Maceió, Brazil, 1956) is one of the main contemporary artists representative of the so-called “Generation 80”. With an extensive trajectory of exhibitions – such as the Venice, São Paulo, Havana, and Cairo biennials – he has works in collections such as Inhotim (Brumadinho, Brazil), Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo (Brazil), Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), Vogt Collection (Berlin, Germany) and York Stack Collection (Berlin, Germany).
- Edu SilvaGraduated in multimedia production at Senac (2010), he attends open courses, study groups and artistic accompaniments, dedicating himself to visual arts and graphic projects in his studio. Edu is interested in territorial tensions in social segregation and in identity issues that re-discuss miscegenation, with painting as the main production. From the experience of “being between” he produces works made up of unequally divided chromatic fields, where one color establishes itself as dominant while other colors occupy smaller spaces on the edges of the canvas. Some exhibitions: Solo : [In]Chromatic Fluxes – Centro Adamastor; Self-portrait – Vértice Gallery; Mestizaje – Casagallery; Ruptures – MAB. Collectives : XXI and XX International Biennial of Cerveira; 25th Salon of Plastic Arts of Praia Grande, 49th and 51st SAC of Piracicaba; Expanded Painting – Virgílio and PIN•CÉU Gallery – Funarte. 2nd place in the 10th edition of the Salão dos Artistas sem Galeria and 1st place in the XXXVII Salão de Artes de Rio Claro.
- Elaine ArrudaElaine Arruda, 1985, Belém (PA) – Visual artist and teacher. PhD in Arts from ECA-USP, she completed part of her PhD at Université Paris 8. Since 2019, she has been a member of the faculty of the Federal University of Pará. She is currently represented by Galeria Barco (SP) and The House of Arts (Miami). In her trajectory, she participated in national and international exhibitions, among them: Brésil trois points, at Bateau Lavoir, in Paris. Biennale Internationale de la Gravure, in Sarcelles, France. Estampe Amazonienne, at the Engramme Artistic Center in Québec. In Brazil, the invitation to the show Cheio de Vazio, which took place at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, in São Paulo, curated by Paulo Miyada, stands out. In addition to exhibitions at CCSP, Goethe-Institut de Porto Alegre and Salão Arte Pará.
- Elisa ArrudaElisa Arruda is a visual artist born in Belém do Pará. Holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from FAU-USP (2017), lives and works between Belém and São Paulo. She focuses on the condition of women, memory, bonds,motherhood, housing, and daily life. She uses metal engraving, and counterpoints printed images to the volume obtained by cutting and paper folding. Painting, furniture installations, manipulated and sculptural objects are part of her productions. Nominated for the 2021 PIPA Award. Recently awarded by the 32nd Edital of CCSP (2022), Branco de Melo Award from the Fundação Cultural Tancredo Neves – FCPTN (2022), 1st national engraving prize Marcello Grassman – Graphic Arts (2021) through Edital do Espaco Cultural of Banco da Amazon (2021); participated in the 48th Sacilotto Salon (2020), Itajaí Salon (2018), and received the Casa das Artes do Pará Research and Experimentation Scholarship (2017). Participated in several group and individual exhibitions.
- EnivoENIVO has been working with art since he was 12 years old, when he had his first experience with graffiti, in 1998. Since then, he has marked the streets of the city with his materializations of ideas, expression of feelings and questions, through images. The artist has already illustrated advertising campaigns for brands and decorated homes and businesses. Graduated in Fine Arts from Faculdade Paulista de Artes, he is also an art educator and founding partner of A7MA Galeria. ENIVO also acts as a curator and organizer of exhibitions.
- Eva Le CampionFor Eva Le Campion, the production process of a work is nothing more than painting life. “What I see, what I feel, what revolts me, what I cannot change, I paint life. Drawing is the only skill I have left to express the world around me”, says Le Campion. She suffered two influences in her career: her uncle, and the father of her children, Delson Uchoa. Through him, she started working with acrylic. Graduated in Letters from the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal), Eva, in addition to acting in the field of arts, has always been supportive and fought for various social causes. In 2016, the artist received the 2015/2016 Camões Luso Brasileiro Award for her career spanning more than 30 years in the art world, for her social work and for the Moira exhibition, held at Pinacoteca Universitária, in December 2015.
- Eva SobanShe is a reference in Brazil when it comes to webs. She has been awarded by the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, and participated in several exhibitions in Museums and Galleries in Brazil and abroad. Participated in the three Textile Art Biennials at MAM-SP; Contemporary Textile Art Biennials promoted by the WTA in Mexico, Montevideo and Madrid, as a guest artist. Latest exhibitions: “De Fio A Fio” MAB – FAAP – SP 2022 curated and participated; “The Genesis According to Eve” – MAS de SP- 2022; “By a Thread” MAJ – SC 2017; “Black Forest” MAB – SP 2016
- Fabio Baroli[Uberaba, MG, 1981. Lives and works in São Paulo]. Bachelor in Visual Arts from the University of Brasilia – UnB, 2010 and Master’s student in Visual Poetics at the University of São Paulo – USP. Participated in several exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. Main single exhibitions: “Where the wind turns”, 2022 – Galerie Voss (Germany); “HOTSPOTS – Memória, imaginação e resistência”, 2021 – Zipper Galeria (Brazil); “Selva-Mata”, 2020 – Reiners Contemporary Art (Spain); “Goliath”, 2017 – Museumsquartier (Austria); “Deitei pra repousar e ele mexeu comigo” , 2016 – CCBB (Brazil); “Muito pelo ao contrario”. Received the Funarte Prize for Contemporary Art in 2012, the A. Marcanton Awardio Vilaça in 2013 and a nomination for the PIPA Prize in 2012. Has works in the collections of Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro – MAM, Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR, Museu Nacional de Brasília, Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Mato Grosso do Sul – MARCO, Kunst Im Tunnel – KIT (Germany) and Stiftung Kleine Kunstdialog West/Ost (Germany), among others.
- Felipe CamaFelipe Cama (Porto Alegre, 1970, lives in São Paulo) examines the production, distribution and consumption of images in the contemporary world. He appropriates various types of media from digital images on the Internet to advertising photographs, pictures found in virtual travel albums and reproductions in art history books to compose works in media such as painting, photography, collage and video. His work is included in important institutional collections, such as the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Centro Cultural Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa (Lisbon) and Musashino Art University (Tokyo). He has held over 15 solo exhibitions across Brazil, the most recent being “Corrupted” – São Paulo Cultural Center, São Paulo, Brazil (2020), “You Have Reached Your Destination” – Galeria Zipper – São Paulo, Brazil (2017), “Sul x North” at the Ribeirão Preto Museum of Art, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2016) and at Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil (2015). His work is part of over 9 collections in Brazil, Portugal, and Japan.
- Fernanda FigueiredoLimeira, São Paulo, 1978. Lives in Berlin. Fernanda Figueiredo studied Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and Visual Arts at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo. She took part in open calls as SARP in Ribeirão Preto and the Salão de Abril in Fortaleza; exhibited at institutions such as MAM — Rio de Janeiro and MAM — Bahia; Kunsthaus Kannen in Münster; Galerie im Körnerpark and Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin; and in commercial galleries as A Gentil Carioca in Rio de Janeiro. She has received several awards, including Rede Nacional FUNARTE de Artes Visuais, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt Stipendium from the Berliner Senate, and from Jakob und Emma Windler Stiftung for an artist residency in Switzerland in 2021. In 2023, the artist will participate in the 4th Industrial Art Biennial in Croatia. Her works are represented in private collections, at São Pedro Museum in Itu and in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro.
- Gersony SilvaGersony begun her studies in art, when she attended a Communication Design Course at Colégio Carlos de Campos, and immediately identified herself with universe of paintings. Graduated from Visual Arts at Belas Artes University São Paulo, Pedagogy at PUC University, SãoPaulo, and Psychology at São Marcos University, Gersony is also specialized in Art History at MASP, Museum of São Paulo, and Art Education at ECA USP, University of São Paulo, ArtTherapy at Sedes Sapientiae and Art Rehabilitation at AACD, Associação de Assistência à criança Deficiente. Gersony has an extensive academic specialization curriculum, as well as vast experience in Art Education in ateliers, schools, and Art Museums. She has over 25 years of experience as an art, Contemporary Art, and Art History teacher for both children and adults. As an Art therapist, Gersony researched and published a scientific article on the importance of art in the rehabilitation of special children at AACD.
- Gilberto SalvadorPainter, draftsman, engraver, architect, teacher. Gilberto Orcioli Salvador graduated in architecture in 1969 from the College of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo – FAU/USP, where he later worked as a professor. Simultaneously, he devoted himself to painting and drawing. He held his first exhibition in 1965 at the Teatro de Arena Art Gallery in São Paulo. He was awarded a gold medal at the Salão de Arte Contemporânea, Campinas, in 1967, and, in the 1969 and 1970 editions, with the acquisition prize. Participated in several editions of the São Paulo International Biennial, and two exhibitions at Masp stand out among his solo shows, in 1985 and 1995. In 1999, the sculpture Vôo de Xangô was installed at the Jardim São Paulo Station of the Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo. His work is characterized by the opposition between gestural and rigid lines, organic and inorganic forms, movement and static. Living forms, men, flowers and animals mix with geometric figures.
- Heloisa Hariadne“My style in painting is intersected by the investigation of the memories in my body, in which I question the temptations and intentions in a portrait of the intimate – a memory of records of looks, people and constructions of small shapes, which are filled in image. I like to think of my paintings as a possibility of working an emotional aspect of portraits, using the construction of small shapes to transform them into people who fill themselves in the image. I like to think of my paintings as a possibility to work with one’s emotions in the portrait, creating an image of the body while questioning itself and its spaces. I think about the inversion of bodies and how their characteristics tread a poem that deals with an invisible path, as a search for traces that are not linked only to race, but also on deeper subjects. A desire to go through the vague, and at the same time habitable, a place where all bodies end up questioning themselves – identity – how much of your body is yours? Where has it become an idealization?” – Heloisa Hariadne
- ames KudoGraduated in graphic design from the Faculdade de Belas Artes, São Paulo (1989), and lived in New York (1992-1994), where he studied abstract painting at the Art Student League school. He also worked as a pattern designer at Diamond & Baratta in New York. “Topophilia” is the starting point of his work, emphasizing the memory of a part of his hometown that was flooded for the construction of a hydroelectric plant. Collages and images taken from encyclopedias construct their various realities and experiences. He has works at MAC-Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo, Pinacoteca do Estado de SP, Itaú Cultural, Miura Museum Matsuyama and others. Of his individual exhibitions, the following stand out: “Oxímoros” (Zipper Gallery), “Telúrica” (Laura Marsiaj Gallery and MARP – Museum of Art of Ribeirão Preto). And the group exhibitions, “Expeditionen in ästhetik und nachhaltigkeit” (Memorial da América Latina – São Paulo),“100 painters of tomorrow” (Beers Contemporary – London – UK and “Vértices” (National Post Office Museum in Brasilia).
- Jay BoggoStylist and visual artist born in Joinville, Jay started his career as a self-taught artist. With more than 20 years of experience at the forefront of a textile industry and a connoisseur of raw materials, he founded J.BOGGO + and today works at the head of the brand, in addition to taking over the creative direction. All of his experience and personal transformation led him to give lectures at schools and universities, research and creation centers. He is an artist by profession through his works in paintings as well as the head of the clothing and lifestyle brand J.BOGGO +. In addition to being a designer for the brand, he paints pictures and is recognized at fairs and exhibitions in Brazil and abroad.
- Jeane TerraJeane Terra researches the subjectivity of memory, the nuances of the transience of cities, and the debris of a time, such as urban erasure, the unbridled growth of cities and environmental issues. The artist’s work develops in painting, sculpture, photography, and video art. In her works, Jeane uses rubble and the “paint skin”, a technique she developed from mixing acrylic paint and binder, which, made in thin layers, takes on the appearance of skin. The artist uses paint “skins” to produce her paintings, some using the cross-stitch technique, or cut and pasted directly onto the canvas. A kind of body – painting. Just as, by using rubble from houses and buildings as an object of work and covering them with velvet skins, it generates new meanings to the body-house matter. The artist has participated in individual and group exhibitions in Brazil and abroad.
- Joao Angelini“A resident of Planaltina, a historical/colonial city in Goiás and on the outskirts of Brasília, I have dedicated myself to investigating various gestures based on the transit between the rural colonial of Goiás and the urban modernity of Brasília. From mastic trees, bones, red earth to concrete, glass and white marble. Since 2005 I have been regularly exhibiting and receiving awards for my individual production. 1st Edition Global Crypto Art Exhibition – 59th Venice Biennale (2022), 2nd Décio Noviello Visual Arts Prize (2021), Sesc ComVida Prize (2020), Arte Como Respiro – Itaú Cultural (2020), Edital Novas Efervescências – EC Porto Seguro SP (2019), CNI Finalist – Marcantonio Vilaça (2017), awarded in the Directions of Itaú Cultural (2014, 2009 and 2006), Bolsa Funarte de Produção (2011), and Anima Mundi (2009) punctuate part of the trajectory of my work.” – Joao Angelini
- Joao CastilhoJoão Castilho (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1978) is a visual artist who works with photography, video and sculpture. He is inspired by literature, popular culture, landscapes of the Brazilian cerrado, everyday scenes and current affairs. The artist’s work is present in institutional collections such as the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris; Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo; Pirelli/MASP Photography Collection, São Paulo; and National Museum of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro. He won awards from the Conrado Wessel Art Foundation (2014); and the Bolsa de Fotografia, from Instituto Moreira Salles, (2013). He was one of the artists selected for the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil and the Mercosul Biennial, in 2015. Main solo exhibitions: Zoo, Bratislava, Slovakia (2016), and Chaos-world, FUNARTE, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2013). Main collective exhibitions: “L’Autre Visage” Embassy of Brazil in Belgium, Brussels (2017); 10th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre (2015); XX International Biennial of Curitiba, Brazil (2014); I Biennial of Photography, MASP, Brazil (2014).
- Kazuo WakabayashiBorn in Kobe, Japan, in 1931, Kazuo Wakabayashi was already a trained artist when he immigrated to São Paulo in 1961. Wakabayashi quickly gained popularity in Brazil, Japan, and the United States. Four years after his arrival in Brazil, he participated in a group exhibition of Japanese-Brazilian artists at the Organization of American States, where he also held his first US solo show in 1969. In the 1940s and 1950s, while still in Japan, Wakabayashi experimented with figure studies, landscapes, and portraits of the female body. His later work can be divided into two periods. The first can be categorized as “informalist”, while also adhering to geometric principles; marked by thick, textured surfaces and abstract, monochromatic forms. In his second and latest period, beginning in the 1980s, he returned overtly to Japanese tradition, translating characteristics of traditional woodcuts, and specifically Ukiyo-e prints into three-dimensional, large-scale paintings and prints.
- Laerte RamosLaerte Ramos (Brazil/São Paulo, SP, 1978) stands out in the Brazilian contemporary art scene, especially for his production in engraving and ceramic installations. He works with different materials such as woodcuts, serigraphy, painting, sculpture, tapestry, objects, using techniques and materials that challenge him as an artist-researcher. Graduated in visual arts from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado-FAAP in Bachelor (2001) and Licentiate (2002). His works go beyond unitary pieces and cross different languages to modify their understanding and the space in which they are inserted. Since the second half of the 1990s, Laerte Ramos has participated in important group shows and, in the last 26 years, he has held several solo shows, in Brazil and abroad. He has a record of 51 solo exhibitions, 7 participations in artistic residencies, and 32 awards as an artist.As a curator, Laerte has 10 exhibitions and 2 awards, highlighting the Marcantônio Vilaça Award in 2020 with the exhibition “Compreensão do Ar” or (E = M2).
- Luiz EscanuelaLuiz Escañuela graduated in visual communications, has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Centro Universitário de São Paulo, where he attended two years of visual arts. He has been drawing and painting since childhood, and started his professional career at the age of 22, working mainly with painting. He has already had two solo exhibitions, the most recent, entitled “Don’t Forget What is Epic” (2022) and “DISRUPTO” (2021). He participated in several collective exhibitions, international fairs, and gave a workshop in Germany. In 2020 he was elected by Forbes magazine as one of the influential personalities in the arts under 30 years old. He developed a particular method within hyper-realism. In more recent works, exemplified by “Don’t Forget What Is Epic”, he fuses detailed painting with new gestural experiments. The large-scale work reference research of cinema, the Brazilian baroque, creation myths, and the iconoclasm of philosophy, proposing hyper-links between the images and provoking poetic speculation in the spectator.
- Marcelus FreschetHe is an Artist that explores forms and colors to bring harmony and elegance to his geometric works. – Lucia de Carvalho Curator of Expoarte Gallery, Brasilia, Brazil. Born in Santos, 1962, in 1984 he graduated in Architecture and Design / University FAU, Santos. Studied with Ruy Othake, Gilberto Salvador, Cristiano Mascaro and Odiléia Toscano. 1986, Studied ARTESCULTURA with Domenico Calabrone and Elvio Becheroni. 1987, Represented Brazil in Faenza Pottery Bienal -Italy 1987, Individual Exhibition Ceramica Oggi in Cultural Center Brazil – Italy , Milan. 1989, Starts his Glass Creations in Veneza , Italy. 1980 – 2001, Creates Functional Objects for TOK-STOK Stores, Cristais PRADO and O POTE , São Paulo. 2017-2018-2019 – Participates in Paralela Design Fair with his Glass Work and VisualArt Works. 2021 – Participates in the Contemporary Art Salon, Guarulhos. 2022 – Coletive Exibition in Bienal of São Paulo / BOOMDESIGN SP Lounge Bienal.
- Marilia ScarabelloA visual artist, she lives and works between Jundiaí and São Paulo. Master in Visual Arts from Unicamp, specialized in Theatrical Scenography by Espaço Cenográfico and graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, she started her artistic production in mid-2013. Her work transits between multiple languages, including frequent procedures of appropriation, with research directed to questions involving the idea of territory and its physical and metaphorical representation.
- Matias MesquitaMatias Mesquita has been a visual artist since 2009. Graduated in Industrial Design / Visual Communication from PUC-Rio. He attended the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (2009-2010), and was co-founder of Elefante Centro Cultural, a major space for contemporary art in Brasília. Among his main exhibitions is “Concrete, Liquid and Gaseous Worlds”, at Casa Albuquerque (Brasília); and the group exhibitions “Conversations: Resistance and Convergence”, at the Casa das Onze Janelas Cultural Center (Belém/Pará) and “TRIANGULAR: Art of this Century”, at the Casa da Cultura da América Latina (Brasília). His production is in the collection of great Brazilian collectors, as well as important museums in Brazil: the National Museum of Fine Arts (Rio de Janeiro); O MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio (Rio de Janeiro); the National Museum of the Republic (Brasília). He is the recipient of ITAÚ CULTURAL – Arte Como Respiro (2020); PIPA Online Award nomination (2016); and IBRAM Feira Art-Rio 2011 Award (2011), among others.
- Miguel GontijoMiguel Gontijo is from Santo Antonio do Monte, Minas Gerais, and currently lives in Belo Horizonte. He is a graduate in history and philosophy, and post-graduate in Art and Contemporaneity. He received several awards throughout most of the national territory and had several individual exhibitions, with works in public entities in Brazil and abroad. In 2004 he published the book ProfanasScripta, which the following year was released in Portugal with the plastic exhibition of the same title. With his contemporary look, he subverts the order of things. His paintings exchange themes, motifs and techniques with other arts, another time. Sometimes it shows the past, sometimes it is the present that imposes itself.
- MundanoA Brazilian artist born in São Paulo, Mundano is 36 years old and in the last 15 years he has been actively using his art as a tool for social transformation. Defender of environmental causes and universal human rights, he founded the NGO Pimp My Carroça 10 years ago, with which he developed the Cataki application, aimed at connecting waste generators and collectors of recyclable material. The result of his artivism opened doors for him to take his actions with waste pickers around the world, traveling through more than 20 countries performing murals, exhibitions, graffiti, lectures, partnerships and integrating global programs such as TED Fellows.
- O CranioA blue Indian is the trademark of artist Cranio from Sao Paulo, representing the indigenous people from Brazil. His mediums are acrylic on canvas and spray paint on walls, but he also enjoys creating variations by mixing the two. Cranio, which translates to ‘skull’ in Portuguese, is the pseudonym of Fabio de Oliveira Parnaiba who was born in 1982 and grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1998 he began spray painting the walls of his hometown. With inspirations deriving from life, cartoons and legendary artist Salvador Dali; his illustrious ‘moniker’ of sorts, is a native indigenous person of Brazil, painted in blue. Developed out of a representation for the indigenous peoples who have populated his native country, Cranio cites that the Indians find themselves in funny and curious situations, prompting thoughts of more contemporary issues such as consumerism, corruption and the environment.
- R2 StudioFriends Roberta Romanelli and Rodolpho Rivolta had the same taste for Pop and Contemporary Art, even before they met. In 2018, the two met when Rodolpho ordered a custom Toy Art from Playmobil from Roberts. And from there, a great friendship and enormous synergy made them think of creating something together. In 2020 they set up R2 Studio, an unpretentious, cool art studio full of childhood references from the 80s. At R2, you can find ToyArt, emblematic phrases, mirrors, neon, but the duo’s DNA is focused in Upcycling, a worldwide movement of creative reuse, where pieces and objects from the past are completely transformed by their unconventional interventions. That is why at R² many works are impossible to be replicated or transformed into a series. Based in SP, R2 has already spread its works to clients all over the world and Brazil, and has already exhibited their work “Put your Ego in a Box” in Miami and NY, and “Set me Free” which will now be exhibited in Venice.
- Ricardo “Rag” AguiarRAG lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. Graduate in Mathematics and Social Communication, and postgraduate in Design and Social Innovation. He uses painting, photography, and digital art techniques, bringing to the center of his work the various languages of labeling systems, narratives and beliefs that the productive modes of contemporary life impose on us in our day-to-day lives, mainly from the interference of humans on the planet. Solo Exhibitions: 2013 The White Rectangle at the Joinville Art Museum, Nutopia at the Goiânia Art Museum, 2011 Intervention for SESC Rio at the PUC Theater, Rio de Janeiro, 2010 The Atom and the Void at Zipper Gallery, São Paulo. His works are in public collections at the Museum of Art of Goiânia, Museum of Art of Joinville, Collection of the Secretariat of Culture of Santo André and Collection of the Secretariat of Culture of Praia Grande.
- Renato MeziatRenato Pereira de Silva Meziat began his artistic career as a musician, training at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon returning to his native Rio de Janeiro, he dedicated himself full-time to painting and by 1976 began gaining recognition. In 1978, his work was exhibited at the salon Nacional de Artes Plásticas and was chosen for a second showing the following year. The first of several solo exhibitions followed in 1980 at Galeria Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro.
- Rosa FerrariRosa Ferrari lives and works in Nova Lima – MG. Her degree in Architecture and Urbanism puts her in contact with the visual arts and the enchantment for the natural riches of Minas Gerais brings baggage to her creative process. In experiments and research with raw materials and pigments found in nature, the artist creates sculptures, objects, photographs, installations and constructs conceptual art. Currently, she has been researching biomes and their riches, covering mainly the diversity of the Brazilian flora, and the various possibilities of human connection with nature. All based on the “sensory organization” that is specific to each society.
- Thiago ToesToes’ production transits between different manifestations, including painting, sculpture and site specific, guiding the viewer to a sensorial space that makes us reflect on our presence and passage through the universe. As he builds his work, origins and births interest him a lot, making him grow as an artist in that time and space. The artist has already exhibited his work in several important spaces, such as the Memorial da América, SESC Belenzinho, Funarte, Casa do Olhar Luiz Sacilotto, and Paço das Artes; in addition to spaces abroad, such as the Kunstmuseum Kulturverein – Wittingen Art Museum in Germany, IK – Projects gallery in Lima, and participation in the Vulica Brasil festival, with a mural in the National Bank of Minsk building, in Belarus. He has also participated in the artistic residency at the 13th International Art Week in Lüben – Germany, and at Kaysaá – Artistic Residency on the north coast of São Paulo. He was awarded an honorable mention by the Salão de Artes de Vinhedo, and by the magazine DasArtes with the GARIMPO award.
- Yuli GesztiYuli Geszti was born in 1953 and grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. She lives and works in Rio de Janeiro in her atelier at Cosme Velho. She has dedicated herself exclusively to painting in acrylic paint on canvas since 1994. Yuli discusses the issues of the illusion of volume, figure and background, light and shadow in painting. Her works attract the viewer’s eye, leading them to the interior and exterior of planes and reliefs preserved in bands of contrasting colors. About the concepts of her work, she says, “my work is motivated by a challenge: to create the illusion of three-dimensional volumes on the flat surface of the canvas using only brushes and ink. These volumes are configurations of unusual objects arising from a planar support.”