Amilcar Packer

(this page was last updated in July 2016)

Santiago, Chile, 1974.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Represented by Paralelo Galeria.

PIPA 2012 nominee.

Amilcar Packer was born in Chile and moved to São Paulo, Brazil in 1982.
Packer graduated in Philosophy by the University of São Paulo and has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica – São Paulo.  The artist carries a practice in which he shifts, subverts and re-contextualizes everyday objects, architecture and the human body in actions often performed by the artist and usually presented in photographs, videos and installations. His work is based on ideas about the organization of the world as language and construction where art practices point to the possibility of renewal and invention of modalities of seizure, behavior and subjectivation, resistance and friction to confront hegemonic and homogenizing historical, political and social structures and dominant discourses that rigidly determine individuals. In recent years, he has also developed and organized presentations and meetings involving reading formats, classes and workshops, group actions and talks, as well as walks and meals.

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