Artists to follow in their debut at the SP–Foto Viewing Room
24 Nov 2020, 6:40 am
The SP–Foto Viewing Room, like its physical counterpart, embraces all types of artistic expression that use photography as a medium, understanding the plurality of techniques and concepts that expand the field. Whether historic works by established artists or bets by rising artists, the platform is ideal for understanding the versatility and power of photography.
Here we present some of the artists who, regardless of their career status, participate for the first time in SP-Foto and you should keep an eye on. Check them out and find out more about their artistic research:
Above: Shai Andrade "Marujada #5", 2013. 84 × 120 cm, printed on Hahnemuhle Photorag 308 gr.
Paulo Darzé Galeria
Only 23 years old, Salvador-born photographer Renan Benedito is one of the bets of the SP–Foto Viewing Room. Self-taught, his entry into the profession took place at sixteen, in an event at the church he attended and with a cell phone only. Then, with a professional camera belonging to his father, he began recording the beauty of Cidade Baixa, his region of the city, with special attention to the neighborhoods of Ribeira and Santa Luzia do Lobato, where he has lived since birth.
Gretta Sarfaty, also known as “Gretta Grzywacz” or “Greta Sarfaty Marchant”, is a Greek-Brazilian multimedia artist whose production has yet to be discovered and properly studied. During the 1970s, the artist gained international recognition for her artistic works related to body art and feminism. Her works usually begin as an intuitive self-fictional exercise, in which the female body is deformed and questioned, becoming insubordinate and subversive.
01.01 Art Platform
There are two opportunities in the SP–Foto Viewing Room to get to know the work of artist Shai Andrade, from Bahia, who debuts at 01.01 Art Platform and at Verve Galeria. For ten years she has been moving between the fields of photography, cinema and the visual arts. She photographed and co-directed “Sacrifice Ritual: The Initiation”, a film by the artist and curator Ana Beatriz Almeida. In her presented works, Andrade makes a visual reflection that transits between the spiritual and material fields of body and life.
Galeria da Gávea
Born in a small town in Paraná, Shinji Nagabe is a Nissei (Brazilian of Japanese descent) who settled in Paris to dedicate himself to an international career as a photographer. His multicultural heritage is the basis of his work, where he seeks to explore issues of identity and costume. A trained journalist, Nagabe usually dwells on the history of the territory and the people portrayed in each series, always adding some fantastic element or hiding their faces in some way.
Galeria Simone Cadinelli
Photographic art also finds its poetic and conceptual place in the production of Gabriela Noujaim. Although the artist uses various creative media, issues on reproducibility, technique and temporality gain strength when manipulating photography. Themes such as the violation of bodies, political crises and environmental disasters are part of her repertoire and research.
Eustáquio Neves is a self-taught photographer and video artist who lives in Diamantina, Minas Gerais. In the 1980s, after graduating in chemistry and while working at a mining company in Goiás, he began to dedicate himself to the creation of alternative photographic techniques, manipulating negatives and copies, testing mixes, overlays and textures. Afro-descendant identity and memory, regarding his personal history passed down by his grandfather or specifically in Brazilian history, are themes that cross his work, which is internationally recognized.
Bianca Boeckel Galeria
Those who stroll through Parque Minhocão in São Paulo (or drive by during the week) already know the iconic creative phrases of multi-artist Felipe Morozini, which cover the sides of some of the buildings. Moving through scenography, fashion photography, design and the visual arts, the artist seeks to extract emotional records and poetry from the concrete jungle. Three photographic series from different phases of Morozini’s artistic journey are presented at the SP–Foto Viewing Room.
Moara Tupinambá is an artivist (artist and activist), born in Mairi Tupinambá. Her ancestors are native Tapajowaras, from the community of Cucurunã and Boim, in the Amazon region. Based in São Paulo, she is an artist who works with drawing, painting, collages, installations, video interviews, photographs, literature and performances. Her poetics covers cartographies of memory, identity, ancestry, indigenous resistance and anti-colonial thinking.
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