Claudia Jaguaribe

Brazil, 1955


Claudia Jaguaribe was born in Rio de Janeiro and since the 90s, lives and works in São Paulo. Her production is characterized by an intense visual research that uses photography, video and Internet to deal with aspects of contemporary society. Her work is very representative of the multifaceted practices and diversity of current photographic practice. She explores both studio practices as well as an extensive research on the materiality of the image and the uneasiness that photography brings to the viewer and artist. In creating images she has a wide range of interests such as in displaced objects from their original meaning, such as in the Blue Series, Amores Perros and Ma Femme to documentary projects in which she reworks the very format of the documentation such as in the Body of the City and What are you afraid of? 
In recent years, Claudia approaches landscape photography as a reinvention of nature such as in the series When I saw, perhaps one of her best known works. In 2010 she was awarded the Marc Ferrez Photography Prize by Funarte ( National Foundation for the Arts) for a new series . This project is in line with her continuing research on nature now regarding the issue of water. Also in 2010, she was nominated for the Prix Pictet for photography and the work presented Rio de Janeiro / Built Landscape was selected for the book by teNeues Growth ed.
Claudia’s photographs are in several private collections and collections of institutions such as Maison Européenne de la Photographie – Paris, France, the Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil, MASP – Sao Paulo, Itau Cultural, Sao Paulo,Institute for Contemporary Art Inhotim, Minas Gerais. Jaguaribe published eight books, including Cidades, ed by Cia das Letras, 1993, Aeroporto by Ed Codex, 2002, Quando eu Vi by Ed Punctum, Rome 2009. Her book Aeroporto was included as one of the best books published in Latin American Photobook History by Horacio Fernandez in collaboration with Martin Parr, Iatã Canabrava, edited by Aperture , CosacNaify, and Reverté . In September 2012 Claudia will be launching her new book “Entre Morros” of the Built Landscape series ,edited by Cosac Naify in the Rio Art Fair.

Source: Galeria Celma Albuquerque


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