Michel Groisman

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 1972.
Lives and works in Petropolis, RJ.

PIPA 2011 nominee.

Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2011.

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About the artist

Michel Groisman develops a work that integrates visual art and corporal games, devises equipment to be used with the body in various performances, group games and for interactive purposes with the public. The interdisciplinary nature of his work has earned him art research scholarships from several institutions, including Rioarte (2004), Vitae (2002) and Uniarte da Faperj (2000).

He was awarded the 8o Salão da Bahia (2001), with the prize “O Artista Pesquisador” MAC Niteroi (2001), and nominated for the Rolex Award – Mentor and protégé artist Initiative (2007).

His work has been shown as much as in Museums as in Performance Festivals, Dance and Theater, such as: Tempo exhibition, MOMA in New York; exhibition Do not Call It Performance, El Museo Del Barrio (New York); II Biennial of Lima, in Peru; Braaaasil Festival, Reina Sofia Art Center (Madrid); festival de La Batiê, in Geneva; Festival In Transit the Berlin Lab, in Germany; Encontros Acarte, in Lisbon; 29a Bienal de São Paulo (SP); and Ver – Live art encounter at the eco-village Terra Una (MG), among others.

Michel started to devise corporal equipments during the time he attended the Music College, where he graduated as music teacher. It was at this time that he discovered that himself could invent new instruments, and that those instruments does not needed to be musical, they could be instruments or call it equipments, that would serve for a self investigation and to interact with others.

In 2011, Michel hold series of projects in four U.S. cities: Portland, Los Angeles, Burlington and New York City.

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