HAL WILDSON

(this page was last updated in May 2024)

Barra das Garças, Brazil, 1991.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Represented by Galeria Lume and Galeria Movimento

PIPA Prize 2024 nominee.

Multimedia artist and poet, born in the Araguaia valley (Barra do Garças/MT – Aragarças/GO), a border region between Goiás and Mato Grosso, a well-known route and gateway to the Legal Amazon, a crucial place to understand the essence and motivations of his work. His research emerges from his experience in the mid-west backlands, marked by the configuration of his mixed-race and marginalized family.

The artist investigates projects of amnesty, memory and identity that support official history, as he seeks answers about his own origin. Born into a family structure shaped by violence and abandonment, the artist’s history and work mix, denouncing themes of a “forgotten” Brazil, the result of agribusiness and mining on the banks of the Araguaia River.

Website: www.halwildson.com & instagram.com/halwildson

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2024:


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