assume vivid astro focus (avaf)/Eli Sudbrack

(this page was last updated in January 2019)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1968.
Lives and works between São Paulo, Brazil, and New York, USA.

Represented by Casa Triângulo.

PIPA Prize 2018 nominee.
PIPA 2018 Finalist.

Assume vivid astro focus was founded by Eli Sudbrack in 2001. avaf occasionally morphs into a duo with Paris-based artist Christophe Hamaide Pierson (b. Paris, 1973) and sometimes also into a collective, depending on the different projects they are involved in.

Avaf works in a vast array of media, including painting, drawing, installations, video, sculpture, neons, wallpaper, decals, and often confront gender, politics, and embedded cultural codes through pop imagery and neon colors.  avaf brings a passionate collaborative spirit to every aspect of their work—from conceiving projects in tandem to employing an extensive range of references and materials to executing large-scale installations with expert, animated, diversely talented teams. avaf approaches every project with a combination of all-encompassing, unbridled vision and keen pragmatism.

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Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2018:


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