(this page was last updated in August 2022)
Group based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PIPA Prize 2022 nominee
Located in the Gamboa neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro – founded in 2016. A space for training, work and coexistence managed collectively by a group of artists, curators and researchers. In addition to functioning as a proper atelier, the A.S. promotes workshops, exhibitions, fairs for independent publications, film clubs and musical performances – establishing itself as an Autonomous Cultural Center. It also produces Água Sanitária, a revolutionary homemade beer that promotes culture.
Among the workshop/atelier practices, the group highlights drawing, woodworking, sculpture and installations. Architectural thinking, as well as its practices, are common among Atelier members. Through workshops, exhibitions and artistic residencies, they establish networks with other artists and researchers and the neighborhood community. Among the main collective activities of the Atelier, there are A Roda de Samba dos Amigos Compositores do Bezerra da Silva, the Salão Vermelho de Artes Degeneradas (2019 e 2022), CINEMAMATA and Artistic Residencies.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022: