Pontogor


Nominated artist for PIPA 2011.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, in 1981. Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.

About the artist

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He studied Painting at School of Fine Arts at  Uiversidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He studied at School of Visual Arts of  Parque Lage and took part in several groups of studies.

In 2007 was awarded with the Prize Prodem at  Siart International Biennial in La Paz, Bolivia, with the video installation PIANOS .
He participated in the residency programs: Batiscafo in La Habana, Cuba; 4Territórios in Brasília; Encontro V::E::R. Terra UNA, Minas Gerais.

He held the following solo exhibitions: AÇÃO, at Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste, Fortaleza; PINTURAS, at SESC Nova Friburgo, and PONTOGOR, at Espaço Gomo, Rio de Janeiro.
He took part in some group shows,such as: Festival Performance Arte Brasil, at MAM-Rio; 29th  Bienal de São Paulo; Latidos Urbanos, at Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporâneo, Santiago, Chile; Live Cinema, at Oi Futuro; Radiovisual, 7th Bienal do Mercosul; Zoation Painting,at Museu Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia; Performance Presente Futuro, Oi Futuro; Abre Alas, A Gentil Carioca; 2007, Uma Odisséia no Parque, at Parque Lage.

Since 2005, his research is focused on media such as: video, performance, sound and installation.  In peculiar cases, their work is carried out with equipment such as: old TVs , turntables, VCRs,  VHS cameras, found equipments and modified electronics. Always using the error and chance as tools.

Some videos by the artist

 

 

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