Carla Guagliardi

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 1956.
Lives and works between Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Berlin (Germany).

PIPA 2010 nominee.

Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2010.

About the artist

She studied at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (1987/1989) and has a post graduation in Art and Architecture in Brazil, from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1990/1991).

With other artists of her generation, she founded the study group Visorama, organizer of seminars and public debates on contemporary art during the period 1990 to 1995.

She participated in many international programs for resident artists: Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlim (1999), awarded with scholarship Cultura Virtuose do MinC; HIAP Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Programme (2001); Khoj, Mysore (2002); Artists Residence L.A. Villa Aurora, Los Angeles (2007).

She has works in many public collections: Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador; Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos, Rio de Janeiro; UECLAA/University of Essex, Colchester; Art in General, New York; NEXT, Graz; KHOJ, Mysore; Hoffmann Collection, Berlin.

Recent Individual Exhibitions:

2010–O Lugar do Ar, Centro Universitário Mariantonia,USP – São Paulo; 2009–Luogo d’aria, Castel dell’ovo – Naples, Italy; O Lugar do Ar, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; Schwerelos, Haus am Waldsee – Berlin; 2004–Um mar e dois desertos / Ein Meer, zwei Wüsten, Galerie m – Bochum; 2000–Nada do que não era antes, Paço Imperial – Rio de Janeiro; 1999–Nada do que não era antes, Künstlerhaus Bethanien – Berlin.

Highlighted group exhibitions:

2010–O desejo da forma, Akademie der Kunste – Berlin, Germany; The Glass Delusion, The National Glass Centre – Sunderland, England; 2009–7a Bienal do Mercosul; 2008 – +40°C -30°C Contemporary Art from Brazil and Finland, Vantaa Art Museum – Vantaa; Art Biesenthal 2008 – Biesenthal; 2006–Interventions / Copa da Cultura, Haus der Kulturen der Welt e Anstoss Berlin, Haus am Waldsee – Berlin; 2005–Nostalgia of the body, Gallery Firstsite – Colchester; 2003–Alternating Currents, University of Essex – Colchester; On this side of the sky, UNESCO – Paris; 2002–Morro / Labirinto, Paço Imperial – Rio de Janeiro; Love’s House, Hotel Love’s House – Rio de Janeiro; KHOJ 2002 / Workshop-exhibition – Mysore/ Bangalore; 1999–Cuerpos. Redes. Voces. Transitos: Horizontes cambiantes, Casa de América – Madrid; 1998–Der Brazilianische Blick, Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand, MAM – Rio de Janeiro e Haus der Kulturen der Welt – Berlin.

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  1. angela pecego

    I like Carla’s work a lot. It makes us think about time and sensitiviness.

  2. Gabriela Salgado

    Carla’s work is unique and profound. A rare jewel that deals with time and space in a poetic and physical way. Carla Guagliardi can’t be compared to any other artist today, her voice has the imprint of the personal and the resonance of layers of history, incorporating Brasilian and European modernism
    in a natural and inobtrusive manner.

  3. Carla Guagliard has a deep, intelligent and delicate work.

  4. She is THE one ! best Marc Pottier

  5. Vera Schmuziger

    Carla is a very sensitive artist. Her work is delicate, feminine and yet universal.


    Carla Gagliardi’s work impressed me so much that I invited her to converse among us,psychoanalists, so that we could have different readings towards her work. All of my coleagues acclaimed her art.

  7. Monique Biolchini

    Carla lights life, brings simple things to important meanings for our souls.

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