Yuri Firmeza works and lives between Sao Paulo and Fortaleza. Has a masters degree in Visual Arts from the ECA/USP and graduated in Visual Arts at the “Faculdade Grande Fortaleza” (Grande Fortaleza School), in Fortaleza, CE, Brasil.
On this video, Firmeza talks about what motivates an artist to work answering a question made by the curator and critic Renata Azambuja. He says: “What makes an artist carry out a project is the impossibility not to carry it out”.
Watch the interview with the artist:
Since the first year of the prize PIPA, in 2010, Matrioska Filmes produces video-interviews with the PIPA nominees.
Pointing out the importance of this production, MAM-Rio’s curator, Luiz Camillo Osorio, says:
When PIPA invited Matrioska film production to make these videos, its goal was to build a small database on Brazilian contemporary art. If the prize aims to recognize and distinguish, the building of a contemporary memory looked for an amplified analysis of the circuit. (…)
We are sure that the continuity of these records and their combination with the renewal of the artists’ pages – that has to be made in partnership with the artists and their respective galleries – will maximize the relevance of this database. A growing number of interested people, from researchers to collectors, have began using the PIPA website for the benefit of all. – extract from the text “Hunger for files”
All videos produced by Matrioska for PIPA can be find at the page Videos.