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Recife, Brazil, 1991
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Represented by Galeria Vermelho

PIPA 2021 and 2024 nominee.

Elilson (Recife, 1991) is an artist, researcher and teacher. He is studying for a PhD in Visual Arts at USP, has a Master’s degree in Performing Arts from UFRJ and a degree in Literature from UFPE. He was an artist-scholar at EAV – Parque Lage’s Training and Deformation Programme in 2018. He mainly researches interrelations between performance art and urban mobility, conceiving works in performance, installations, writing, oral exhibitions and public actions. His publications include three books: “Por uma mobilidade performativa” (Temporária Publishing House – Rumos Itaú Cultural, 2017), “Mobilidade [inter]urbana-performativa” (Rumos Itaú Cultural, 2019) and “24, vi-vos” (Tabloide Series, Parêntesis Publishing House, 2020). In 2018, he was awarded the Rumos Itaú Cultural and EDP nas Artes prizes from the Tomie Ohtake Institute, through which he held a residency at R.A.R.O (Buenos Aires, 2019). He has had two solo exhibitions: “Movimento, polissêmico” (30th Exhibition Programme at Centro Cultural São Paulo, 2020) and “Tempo-mandíbula” (Galeria Vermelho, 2022). Since 2016, he has been part of several group exhibitions and festivals, including: “Verbo” (Pinacoteca do Ceará, 2023), “Contar o tempo” (Centro Maria Antônia/USP, 2022), “Soy Loco Por Ti Juquery” (Franco da Rocha, 2021), “Clareira” (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo, 2021), “Mostra Todos os Gêneros” (Itaú Cultural, 2020); “Verbo” (Galeria Vermelho, 2019); “Flexões Performáticas” (CCBB São Paulo, 2019); “Metrópole Transcultural” (Galpão Bela Maré, 2019); “Art book in China” (2018); “Formação e Deformação” (Parque Lage, 2018), “EDP nas Artes” (Instituto Tomie Ohtake, 2018), “Amostra Urbana” (Curitiba, 2017) and “Temporal” (Asunción, 2017). In 2020, he took part in the FAAP/SP residency programme. As an educator, in addition to teaching at technical schools and giving courses and workshops at institutions such as the SESC São Paulo Research and Training Centre and the Rio Art Museum, in 2019 he designed and supervised the educational programme for the exhibition “Arquiteturas do Cotidiano” – XII São Paulo International Architecture Biennial.

Website: www.elilson.com & www.instagram.com/_elilson

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