Chiara Banfi

São Paulo, SP, 1979.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

PIPA 2010 and 2012 nominee.


Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2010.




About the artist

Graduated in 2003, in Fine Arts from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP).

Participated in group exhibitions, like: Tudo Aquilo que Escapa o 46° Salão Pernambucano de Artes Plásticas at Espaço Cícero Dias do Museu do Estado in Recife in 2004; J’en Revê na Fundation Cartier in Paris and Panorama MAM, São Paulo in 2005; No Rumos Itaú Cultural Artes Visuaisin 2005/ 2006; in 2006 in the exhibitions 10 anos + 1 Os anos recentes da arte brasileira at Instituto Tomie Othake in São Paulo and Urban Spaces at the gallery DNA in Berlin; Futuro do Presente at Instituto Itaú Cultural in São Paulo in 2007; in 2008 in the exhibition Blooming Brasil-Japan – O seu lugar no Toyota Municipal Museum of Art at Aichi Province in Japan; in 2009 she also participated of the exhibition p.H Neutro at Galeria Vermelho and Artérias e Capilares also at Galeria Vermelho in São Paulo; in 2011 she participated of 32º Panorama da arte Brasileira no Museu de Arte Moderna in São Paulo MAM, São Paulo, Brazil and Convivendo com Arte at Torre Santander in São Paulo, Brazil and Miradas Sin Coordenadas at Galería 80m2 arte & debates in Lima, Peru.

Solo exhibitions: ‘ Várias Marés’ at Espaço ECCO in Brasilia in 2004; ‘Viga Mestra’ at Galeria Vermelho in São Paulo and ‘Firehouse’ at De Vleeshal in Middelburg, Holand in 2005. In 2006 she made ‘Sweet Melody’ LABF15 in Lyon, France and in Boston, USA she made two simultaneous solo exhibitions, one in DRCLAS in Cambridge called ‘Caminhos’ and the other called ‘Encontros’ at Boston Arts Academy. In 2007 , she made ‘Pausa’ at Galeria Vemelho in São Paulo and ‘Mirante’ at Galeria Lunara in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. In 2009, ‘Lugar’ at Bogota Camber of Commerce, Bogota,
Colombia and in 2010 she made ‘Place to Be’ at GaleryRio in Nantes, France and ‘KOTO’ at Galeria Vermelho in São Paulo. In 2011 ela had her first solo at Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in 2012 she showed Sunburst, at Galeria Vermelho in São Paulo, Brazil.

She made art residencies at Art in Residency Programme at Gasworks Gallery in London, UK – as winner of the award Prêmio Chamex de Arte Jovem in 2005 and in 2008 Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles, EUA.

Represented by Galeria Vermelho.


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