André Severo

Porto Alegre, RS, 1974.
Lives and works in Porto Alegre, RS.

PIPA 2010 nominee.

Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2010.

About the artist

Master in Visual Poetics from Instituto de Artes da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, has started, in 2000, together with Maria Helena Bernardes, the activities AREAL, project that is defined as an action of contemporary art shifted to bet on temporary situations capable of releasing the occurrence of contemporary thought of the great urban centers and their cultural institutions.

He published, in 2004, Consciência errante, fith volume of the serie Documento Areal seeking help with the axis of contemporary reflections on establishing a dialogue about the boundaries that shape the knowledge processes that enable the existence of art.

In 2007 elaborated the project Lomba Alta, a residency program that which uses the physical space of a farm, in full activity in the central region of Rio Grande do Sul and intends to offer the space and means to achieve artistic investigations that put into focus the experience of doing creative and reflective shared .

In 2008, he inaugurated, together with Marcelo Coutinho, the Dois vazios project, which aims to achieve not only the meeting of two artistic languages (film and visual arts), but also the clash between two large Brazilian landscapes: the pampas of the southern region and the hinterland of the Northeast .

In 2009, as part of his involvement in the Educational Project of the 7th Mercosul Biennial he published Histórias de península e praia grande/Arranco, work in partnership with Helena Maria Bernardes and consisting of a small book containing oral histories collected in the southern half the state of Rio Grande do Sul and in a film that translates into a picture, symbol and time and the breadth and imagination of the region.

In 2010, also in partnership with Helena Maria Bernardes, is responsible for curation of the show Horizonte expandido, a reflexive/expose proposition which aims to foster increased contact with the Brazilian public works and recordings of radicals artistic experiences who opened an important debate on how to share the art and were disinclined to deal with an issue still present in contemporary artistic production: the construction and affirmation of new possibilities of contact between art and audience. Also in 2010 launches Soma, an audiovisual experience that addresses the gathering of individuals moved by the impulse of wandering and Deriva de Sentidos , a book that focuses on potential clashes between physical exercise and the landscape itself and helps to fulfill one of the main objectives of the project Areal: to enable the production and documentation of works, films and publications that seek to situate the creative processes at a time prior to the classification and categorization.

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