(this page was last updated in August 2021)

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

PIPA 2021 nominee.

Elilson (Recife, 1991) is an artist, researcher and professor. PhD student in Visual Arts at USP, he holds a master’s degree in Performance Art from UFRJ and a bachelor’s degree in Letras from UFPE. He was a scholarship artist in the EAV Parque Lage (“Formação e Deformação Program”) in 2018. He mainly researches connections between performance art and urban mobility, being interested in relations between orality and writing, power and solidarity, gestures and Histories, among others. He published two books through the Rumos Itaú Cultural program: “Por uma mobilidade performativa” (Editora Temporária, 2017) and “Mobilidade [inter] urbana-performativa” (2019). Since 2016, he has participated in exhibitions and festivals in multiple cities, including: “Mostra Todos os Gêneros” -Itaú Cultural (São Paulo, 2020); “Verbo” – Galeria Vermelho (São Paulo, 2019); “Metrópole Transcultural” – Galpão Bela Maré (Rio de Janeiro, 2019); “Formação e Deformação” – Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro, 2018), “EDP nas Artes” – Instituto Tomie Ohtake (São Paulo, 2018) and “Temporal” (Asunción, 2017). In 2018, he was awarded the Rumos Itaú Cultural award and the EDP in the Arts award from the Tomie Ohtake Institute, through which he held a residency in R.A.R.O (Buenos Aires, 2019). In 2020, he participated in the residency program at FAAP / SP and was one of the artists selected in the 30th Edition of the Exhibition Program at Centro Cultural São Paulo, making his first solo show: “Movement, polysemic”.

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

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