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Luiza Prado (n. 1988 Guaratingueta, São Paulo / BR) vive e trabalha em Los Angeles / CA e Berlim / DE. Prado é um artista transdisciplinar. Sua pesquisa é sobre intercessão artística no sistema cognitivo e neural, especificamente com o uso de fotografia, ruído e performance. Ela especula a recuperação da memória molecular e tratamentos psicológicos de traumas com o uso da arte, e o uso dos mesmos em experimentos relacionados à física e eletroacústica a partir da teoria da “câmera obscura”.>

Atuando no campo das artes desde 2012 e participando de feiras como o Scope Miami, a Stroke Art Fair, exposições no Brasil e na América Latina e alguns países europeus como Portugal, Espanha, Alemanha, entre outros. Tem obras em coleções públicas, como o Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Bogotá e o Museu Municipal de Arte Contemporânea de Cusco, no Peru.

Luiza Prado (b. 1988 Guaratingueta, Sao Paulo/BR) lives and works in Los Angeles/CA and Berlin/DE. Prado is a transdisciplinary artist. Her research is on artistic intercession in cognitive and neural system, specifically with the use of photography, noise and performance. She speculates the recovery of molecular memory and psychological treatments of traumas with the use of art, and the use of the same in experiments related to physics and electro-acoustic starting from the theory of the “camera obscura”.

Working in the field of arts since 2012 and participated in fairs such as Scope Miami, Stroke Art Fair, exhibitions in Brazil and Latin America and some European countries such as Portugal, Spain, Germany, among others. Has works in public collections such as the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Bogota and the Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo de Cusco, Peru.

PERSONAL STATEMENT | Declaração Pessoal

Eu defino meu trabalho como transdisciplinar pela integração e busca de soluções através da intersecção entre arte e ciências. Apesar de terem um horizonte indefinido, integram, organizam e fundem, mantendo o corpo como o personagem que transita entre macro e micro, público e privado.

O corpo torna-se fundamental em uma estética repleta de rituais e signos ancestrais, mantendo-o próximo do material que constitui, esse mesmo material que estimula a negação e o desgosto. Considero esta composição um mecanismo de desenvolvimento de uma estética considerada alternativa, expandida e muitas vezes orgânica, processando em plataformas em tempos tradicionais e técnicos; fluidos, sangue, restos, oxidação, putrefação e reciclagem.

O feminino, a (des) colonização, desconstrução de privilégios, sincretismo, questões indígenas, gênero, política e psicose – esses assuntos, entre outros, são freqüentes em meu trabalho que é desencadeado pela minha própria biografia.

Assim como a insanidade, a arte não era uma escolha, era uma necessidade. Eu vejo na arte uma espécie de resistência e liberação, um método de reprocessamento e múltiplas perspectivas sem limites de desenvolvimento, questionamento e principalmente, inclusive.

I define my work as transdisciplinar by the integration and search of solutions through the intersection between art and sciences. Despite having an undefined horizon, they integrate, organize and merge, keeping the body as the character that transits between macro and micro, public and private.

The body becomes pivotal in an aesthetics full of rituals and ancestral signs, keeping it close to the material that constitutes, this same material that stimulates the denial and disgust. I consider this composition a development mechanism of an aesthetics considered alternative, expanded and a lot of times organic, processing in platforms in times traditional and technical; fluids, blood, remains, oxidation, putrefaction and recycling.

The feminine, the (de)colonization, deconstruction of privileges, syncretism, indigenous issues, gender, politics and psychosis – these subjects, among others, are frequent in my work that is triggered by my own biography.

Just like insanity, art wasn’t a choice, it was a need. I view in art a kind of resistance and liberation, a re-processor method and multiple perspectives without development limits, questioning and mostly, inclusive.

Release

Paternally has Portuguese and Jewish origin and is the eighth generation of Friar Antonio Galvao Santanna, a Brazilian saint. And maternally descended from Native Americans of the Puri ethnicity. The paternal family was one of the families responsible for the colonization of the Natives which she descends maternally. This colonization was responsible for the marginalization and near extinction of them and Prado suffered directly with the colonial heritage, therefore saying that she carries “the colonizer and colonized”.

In Germany, she found more information about her ethnicity, especially Paul Ehrenreich, a Berliner anthropologist and photographer, responsible for studies in Puri mythology and the feminine role in their tribes. Luiza was peripheral and suffered several traumas involving rape and domestic violence besides the excessive use of drugs and alcohol since childhood. As an adult, discovered a psychosis and also developed other psychological disorders like panic syndrome and depression, and found in art her catharsis.

Release

2014 | Artistic Residence – Museo Contemporaneo de Arte de Bogota – Bogota, Colombia

Solo Exhibitions | Exposições Solos

2013 | Tríplice – International Festival of Photography – Paraty em Foco – Paraty, Brazil | Koi Gallery – SJC, Brazil
2013 | Estruturas | Curatorship by Paulo Papaleo – Mundo Pensante Cultural Centre – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Performances

2017 | I Miss You – Gomeral – Guaratinguetá, Brazil
2017 | Sem Rostos – Praça das Artes – São Paulo, Brazil
2014 | N’altura dos Olhos – Mostra Performatus #1 – Central Galeria – Curatorship by Paulo Aureliano da Matta, Tales Frey – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 | A Deriva de Edipo – SYNNFEST – Alternative Arts Festival – Trackers – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 | Psicopombo – Perturbe – Performance and Noise Festival – DamaDame – Curitiba, Sao Paulo

Public Interventions | Intervenções Públicas

2017| Você Violou Uma Mulher

Collective Exhibitions | Exposições Coletivas

2018 | Yes And No More – Paris, France
2018 | Dinamismo – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Bogotá  – Curatorship by Juan David Quintero Arbelaez – Bogotá, CO
2017 | Pacific Standard Time LA/LA Deconstructing Liberty – Muzeo – Museum and Cultural Centre Anaheim  – Curatorship by Marisa Caichiolo – Anaheim, EUA
2017 | Dja Guata Porã Rio de Janeiro Indigena – MAR – Museo de Arte do Rio – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 | 50 Contemporary Artists (during the ABC Contemporary) – Enter Art Foundation – Curatorship by Suzy Royal – Berlin, Germany
2016 | Medusas, Mujer-Mito/Mujer-Sombra – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Bogota – Curatorship by Luz Adriana Hoyos – Bogota, Colombia
2016 | Terra Tenebrosa – Sin Espacio Galeria – Curatorship by Juan David Quintero Arbelaez – Cali, Colombia
2016 | Ofrendas a la Pachamama – Sala de Decanos del Colegio de Arquitectos del Cusco – Curatorship by Jose Luis Morales Sierra and Ana Maria Reque – Cusco, Peru
2016 | Ofrendas a la Pachamama – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Cusco – Curatorship by Jose Luis Morales Sierra and Ana Maria Reque – Cusco, Peru
2015 | A Arte de Ajudar – Red Bull Station – Curatorship by BEABA – São Paulo, Brazil
2015 | Trabalha-Dores do Cu – Maus Hábitos Cultural Centre – Curatorship by Paulo Aureliano da Matta and Tales Frey – Porto, Portugal
2015 | Abrahadraba – MAC Bogota – Curatorship by Juan David Quintero Arbelaez and Santiago, Bogota, Colombia
2015 | Transfiguracion – Espacio Casa Hoffman  – Curatorship by Juan David Quintero Arbelaez – Bogota, Colombia
2014 | Simpósio Curadoria América Latina, Vitrine de Projetos – Galeria Marta Traba, Latin America Memorial – Curatorship by Juan Arbelaez, Santiago Rodrigues and Angela Barbour – SP, Brazil
2014 | AMORTEAMO – Marta Traba Gallery, Latin America Memorial – Curatorship by Juan Quintero Arbelaez, Santiago Rodrigues and Angela Barbour – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 | Mostra Performatus #1 – Central Galeria – Curatorship by Paulo Aureliano da Matta, Tales Frey – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 | Ocupação Contempo.Art – Espaço Art’er – Curatorship by Luiza Prado – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 | Opening – Curatorship Marcos Varanda, Galeria Porão, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 | Xoxada – Curatorship Patricia Cornish – Casa MAO – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 | Multiplos In-Comum – A7MA Gallery – Curatorship by Enivo – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 | Infinitum Cuerpo de Corrosiones y Placeres, Espacio Alterno Galería – Curatorship by Juan Q Arbelaez, Caridad Botello – Bogota, Colombia
2013 | O Novo Olhar Urbano – A7MA Gallery – Curatorship by Tche Ruggi – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012 | Acervo A7MA – A7MA Galeria – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012 | Mostra Tarja Preta – Sumitra Atellier – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012 | A Três – Choix Gallery – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012 | Efêmero Concreto – Rio Verde Cultural Centre Curatorship by Deco Benedykt and Marcelo Nucci – SP, Brazil

Biennalles

2018 | Something Else – Off Biennale Cairo – Cairo/Egypt
2017 | 2st Changjiang International Photo & Video Biennale – Reincarnate Project – Curatorship by Robert Adanto – Changjiang/China
2016 | 3st Biennale Internacionale Casablanca – America Section of the Biennale – Curatorial Project “We, The People” by Marisa Caichiolo – Casablanca/Morroco

Festivals & Fairs

2016 | Room Art Fair – Azucar Stand, Madrid, Spain
2016 | PopPorn Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 | International Festival Photography – Paraty em Foco, Paraty, Brazil
2015 | Juiz de Fora em Foco, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2014 | SCOPE CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW – PSH Projects Stand – Miami, EUA
2014 | FilaAc – Brazil-Colombia Stand – Latin America Memorial – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 | Feira Parte – Porão Gallery and O Grito Gallery Stand – Paço das Artes USP – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 | International Festival Photography – Paraty em Foco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2014 | Festival de Fotografia do Sertão – FotoEscambo – Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil
2014 | Design Weekened – Patricia Cornish Gallery Stand – Breton Actual – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 | SP ESTAMPA – Olhares Impressos Erotic Print – Fibra Gallery – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 | SYNNFEST – Alternative Arts Festival – Trackers – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 | International Festival Photography – Paraty em Foco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 | Perturbe – Performance and Noise Festival – DamaDame – Curitiba, Brazil
2012 | SP ESTAMPA – Urban Intervention “Manifesto” w/ Andrea Barbour – Circulando SP Paisagens
2012 | Temporárias- Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012 | Virada Cultural – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Public collections | Coleções Públicas

Dance, digital photography and intervention – Enter Art Foundation, Berlin, 2016
Cornos, digital photography and intervention – Cia Excessos, 2016
Útero, drawing – Museum Contemporary Art of Cusco, 2016
Despair, digital photography – BEABA (Support Group for Children with Cancer), 2015
Gula, digital photography – Museum Contemporary Art of Bogota, 2014
Cega, digital photography – GACC (Support Group for Children with Cancer), 2013