Iara Freiberg


São Paulo, SP, 1977.
Lives and works in São Paulo, SP.

PIPA 2012 nominee.

Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2012.

About the artist

Argentine-Brazilian artist graduated in Art from the School of Communications and Arts of São Paulo University (ECA-USP). Her work is typified by the development of themes intrinsically linked to architecture and relations with space and their offshoots. She has featured in solo and collective exhibitions since 2002, both in Brazil and abroad, focusing her work on specific interventions.

She has also participated in independent initiatives such as Cartograffiti, a public space interventions project (São Paulo, 2012); the exhibition “O desvio é o alvo”, the Entretanto project in a derelict house in the Jardim Paulista district (São Paulo, 2011); the exhibition at the Casa dos Macacos, also in a derelict house in the Morumbi district (São Paulo, 2007), and the Lord Palace Hotel Project (2004), in a closed-down hotel in downtown São Paulo.

She was selected for the programs Temporada de Projetos – Paço das Artes (São Paulo, 2011), Rumos – Artes Visuais – Itaú Cultural (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza, 2006) and Programa de Exposições do Centro Cultural São Paulo (2003).

In 2014 she was awarded the Prêmio de Arte Contemporânea da Funarte to ocuppy the exhibition galleries in São Paulo. In 2013 she produced a piece in public space for the city of Toronto, Canada, commissioned by the Koffler Center of the Arts. In the same year she took part in the Bag Factory art residency programme in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 2011 she was invited to participate in the Cruces project, an art residency in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay. In 2006 she was awarded the Iberê Camargo grant to take up the art residency El Basilisco, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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  1. Célio Braga

    Desconcertantes interferências, lindas e fortes! Parabéns!