(Mexico City, Mexico) PIPA Prize 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade draws a close look to the northeastern region of Brazil in his works, examining issues of labor, class and race embedded in Brazilian culture. For the exhibition “Jonathas de Andrade: Visões do Nordeste”, on view at Museo Jumex, the artist presents three of his most recent works that investigate these questions and evidence his interest in the Northeast.
(Riga, Latvia) Established in 2009, “Survival Kit” is the biggest contemporary art event in the Baltics. Each year, a socially relevant and important theme is selected for the festival. This year, “Survival Kit 9”, on view at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, focuses on the broadening of perception and learning from nature and gathers the work of over 20 artists, including PIPA Prize 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade.
(Los Angeles, US) Seven PIPA Prize nominees – Jonathas de Andrade, Tamar Guimarães, Lucia Koch, Runo Lagomarsino, Renata Lucas, Lais Myrrha and Beto Shwafaty – are featured at “Condemned to be modern”, which starts this Sunday at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The group show exhibits works that criticize the history of modernist architecture in Latin America.
(Lisbon, Portugal) Lisbon’s annual videoart festival “FUSO: Anual de Videoarte Internacional de Lisboa” opens its ninth edition next Tuesday, featuring no less than nine PIPA Prize nominees. Works by Cao Guimarães, Ayrson Heráclito, Éder Santos, Regina Parra, Tamar Guimarães, Clara Ianni, Gabriel Mascaro, Jonathas de Andrade and Barbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca will be screened in the course of the five-day programme.
(Chicago, US) A three-part exhibition, “We are here” draws pieces from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s collection to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Featuring artists from different countries and generations, including PIPA Prize 2011 participants Ricardo Basbaum and Jonathas de Andrade (who was also a Finalist then), the group show explores the potential of art to alter our perceptions.
(Lima, Peru) “Atopía” literally means “without a place” or “out of place”. It is thus negotiating concepts such as origin, heritage, migration and cultural ambiguities that “Atopía” opens next Tuesday at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – Lima (MAC). The show features works by 18 artists, including last year’s PIPA Prize winner Paulo Nazareth and 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade.
(Porto, Portugal) Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto receives for the second time the Bienal de São Paulo in Europe. “Live Uncertainty: An Exhibition After the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo” reflects on the current conditions of life and the strategies offered by contemporary art to inhabit or deal with uncertainty. The exhibition displays the work of 16 artists who took part in the original biennial event, amongst them two PIPA Prize Finalists, Bárbara Wagner (2017) and Jonathas de Andrade (2011), as well as Lais Myrrha, a five-times nominee.
(São Paulo, Brazil) PIPA Prize finalist Jonathas de Andrade is one of the artists who had had their works recently added to the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da USP (MAC USP)’s collection. To celebrate the fact, the institution put together “MAC no Século XXI – A Era dos Artistas”, which showcases, starting this weekend, over a hundred works belonging to its collection.
(London, UK) Supporting independent curators by commissioning special research-based projects, the DRAF Curators’ Series presents its 10th edition starting this week. Titled “Greater than the Sum”, the exhibition was curated by Kunsthalle Lissabon, a small contemporary art space in Lisbon, marking the second time a space, rather than an individual curator, was invited to take responsibility for the show.
(New York, USA) The works recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) make up the exhibition “Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection”, on view through July 30th this year. Bringing together works by fifteen artists – amongst them, Jonathas de Andrade, PIPA Prize Finalist in 2011 – produced in the last decade, the exhibition addresses themes of social protest, the effect of history on the formation of identity, and how art juxtaposes fact and fiction.