Alexandre Mazza


Ponta Grossa, PR, 1969.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, RJ.

PIPA 2012 and 2014 nominee.


About the artist

Alexandre Mazza lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. His works have as central theme the research of the viewer’s perspective. It is mainly through objects that the artist confronts its viewers with visual games: what is seen and what one believes to be seeing, what is real and what is imagination. The artist has presented his works in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM-RJ), the Arts Centre Hélio Oiticica, in the Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, among others. His works are featured in several private and public collections such as MAM RJ (Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro) and Museu
de Arte do Rio (MAR).

With musical training, he worked for 18 years as bassist and composer. Became interested by light and electricity, and in 2008, the artist began to dedicate himself only to what he calls “the multiplication of light”, using various materials such as mirrors, glasses, metal, lamps, acrylic and wood.

One of Alexandre’s major interests is the faith in the image, the courage to believe what we see, but is beyond the physiological ability to see. The main subject of his production, therefore, is the exercise of observation as a thought of the body. Here, we notice that the viewer is expected to be a creator of images during the experiment with Mazza’s work, letting the imagination bewitch the image or its absence, by generating an enchantment for the mystery.

Group exhibitions and participations in art fairs

2014
- “Encontro de Mundos”, curated by Paulo Herkenhoff, MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2013
- SP-Arte – São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- “Chroma” – Séve Gallery, New York, USA
2012
- New acquisitions 2010-2012 Gilberto Chateaubriand – MAM, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- “Aí vai muito da pessoa”, organização Bernardo Mosqueira, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- “SCOPE” – Séve Gallery, Miami, USA
- “PINTA 2012″ – Séve Gallery, New York, USA
- ArtRio – Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- “O que te escolhe, te move e alcança o mundo”, curated by Daniela Labra, Espaço APIS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- SP-Arte – São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- “Espelho Refletido”, curated by Marcus Lontra, Centro de Artes Hélio Oiticica, Rio de janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- “Somátorio Singular”, curated by Maria Cristina Burlamaqui, Galeria Murilo Castro, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
- “Verão (terceira pessoa do plural do verbo ver, futuro do presente)”, curated by Marcos Portella, Galeria da Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- “Sem Limites”, Sim Galeria, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
- “Nova Escultura Brasileira”, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2011
- SP-Arte – São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- ArtRio – Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
- “Proposição”, curated by Daniela Labra, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2010
- 3º Salão de Artes de São José do Rio Preto – São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- SP-Arte – São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- Artista convidado para instalação na Rua Gabriel Monteiro da Silva – Semana do design FAAP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2009
- SP-Arte – São Paulo, SP

Solo exhibitions

2013
- “Entre o fenômeno e o monumento: Das manifestações da memória universal”, curated by Bernardo Mosqueira, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2012
- “Em cada gota há um Arco-Iris”, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Works in collections

- Gilberto Chateubriand (MAM-Rio)
- Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR)
- Marcia e Luiz Chrysóstomo
- Cleusa Garfinkel
- Luiz Antonio de Almeida Braga
- Mara e Marcio Fainziliber
- André Schwartz
- Mariano Marcondes Ferraz
- Maria Cristina Burlamaqui
- Charles Weissmann EUA/Suíça
- Rose e Alfredo Setúbal

The artist is represented by the gallery Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea.

Website: www.alexandremazza.com.

Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2012.

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