Born in Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil, 1979.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Represented by Mendes Wood DM.
PIPA 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 nominee.
Luiz Roque is a visual artist who works with photography, sculpture, film and video. Recent exhibitions include: “Amor e Ódio à Lygia Clark” (Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, 2013), 9th. Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2013), “Medos Modernos” (Institute Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014), “The Brancusi Effect”, (Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria, 2014), “Canto Escuro” (Museu do Trabalho, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2014), “MODERN” (White Cubicle, London, UK, 2015), “The Violet Crab“,(David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK, 2015) and “A Mão Negativa” (EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015). From March until May 2016, the artist participated in “Films and Artist videos at Itaú Cultural Collection” at Institute Itaú Cultural in São Paulo, the travelling exhibition which has been showcased in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Curitiba, Belém, Recife and Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2015:
“Interested in the plasticity of the image, its surface and iconic potential, Luiz Roque often uses analogue technologies—particularly Super 8 and 16mm film, but also magnetic tapes—to superimpose layers of time on his films, often casting shadows over underlying semantic layers. He uses media and the pop culture to raise questions concerning depth of vision, usually concentrating on the epidermal aspects of society.”
– Bernardo José de Souza (Curator, 9th Mercosul Biennial)
Solo Exhibitions & Special Projects
-“Projeçao 0 e 1”, Bolsa de Arte de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
-“O Último Dia [ THE LAST DAY ]”, curated by Maria Montero, Phosphorus, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Anyang 2076”, Seoksu Market, Anyang, Korea.
-“Luiz Roque Filmes”, Ateliê Subterrânea, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
-“Temporada de Projetos 2oo7-2oo8”, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil.
-Videoarte at DMAE III: Julian Rosenfeldt + Luiz Roque & Mariana Xavier, DMAE Public Garden, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
-“Amor”. urban intervention, SPA das Artes, Recife, Brazil.
-“Half Pipe”, video projection, CAFF, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Selected Group Exhibitions & Festivals
-18th Videobrasil/ International Contemporary Art Festival, chief curator Solange Farkas, Sesc São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Weather Permitting”/ 9th Mercosul Biennial, curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Coy, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
-“Film and Video from the Itaú Cultural Collection”, National Museum, curated by Roberto Cruz, Brasília, Brazil.
-Rumos Artes Visuais 2011-13, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Film and Video from the Itaú Cultural Collection”, Palácio das Artes, curated by Roberto Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
-Biennial of Image in Movement/Premio Norberto Griffa, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
-“Da próxima vez eu fazia tudo diferente”, curated by Diego Matos, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Outras coisas visíveis sobre papel”, curated by Paulo Myiada, Gallery Leme, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“The Time of Join”, curated by Ereza Farkas, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil.
-Rumos Artes Visuais 2011-2013, curated by Agnaldo Farias, Institute Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, travelling to Recife and Belém, Brazil.
-17th Videobrasil/International Contemporary Art Festival, chief curator Solange Farkas, Sesc São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Vanishing Point”, curated by Bernardo de Souza, Foundation Ecarta, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
-“Ano Novo”, curated by Júlia Rebouças, Gallery Silvia Cintra+Box4, Rio de Janeiro.
-“Construction Views: Experimental Film and Video from Brazil”, New Museum, New York, USA.
-“Silences and Whispers”, Foundation Vera Chaves Barcellos, Viamão, Brazil.
-“Presence | Absence”, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, USA.
-“Abre-Alas 6”, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Conjunto (4)”, Gallery Lunara, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
-27th Festival International du Film sur L’art (FIFA), MAC, Montreal travelling to Atlantic Centre of Modern Art, Canary Islands, Spain.
-“Video Links Brazil : An Anthology of Brazilian Video Art, 1981–2005”, curated by Lobo Pasolini, Tate Modern, London, UK.
-12th Biennial of Image in Movement, CIC. Geneva, Switzerland.
-“Lúcida : VideoArt in LatinAmerica, Program 13: Posibles Landscapes”, Canal (à) / MAMBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
-Fiat Prize, São Paulo Biennial Foundation, Brazil.
-OFFSIDE IMAGE, 25FPS, Zagreb, Croatia.
-“Projeto Vermelho”, Pinacoteca Barão of Santo Angelo, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
-“Territótios”, curated by Dayse Piccinini, Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Contemporão”, curated by Gabriela Motta, Paço Municipal, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
-“Cinema Digital”, Foundation Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil.
-“The Americas Society as a Satellite”, Americas Society, New York, USA.
-45th Competition for film and video on Japan, Tokyo, Japan.
Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2014:
- Read “Beauty and the beast and the desire in the world”, critical text by Leda Catunda
- Group show traces parallels between experimental writing and the visual arts
- Meet the 78 nominees of PIPA Prize 2018
- PIPA Prize 2018 Nominees | 7th Bulletin
- Group show in Vienna discusses the relationship between art, culture and media
- An ever-shifting exhibition in search of its author, "Unanimous Night" features 25 artists
- Eight artists discuss the concept of beauty in the group show "A Bela e a Fera"
- Last days to visit Bienal de la Imagen em Movimiento (BIM), in Buenos Aires
- PIPA and Camden Sentido - Luiz Roque and Virginia de Medeiros
- PIPA participates in the event Camden Sentido with a Curated Online Screening Programme