Helô Sanvoy

(this page was last updated in August 2023)

Goiânia, Brazil, 1985
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil

PIPA Prize 2023 nominee

Helô Sanvoy was born in Goiânia-GO (1985), Brazil, and nowadays lives in São Paulo. He has a degree in Visual Arts from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) and holds a master’s degree in Visual Poetics from the University of São Paulo (USP). Sanvoy is a member of the performance collective Grupo EmpreZa since 2011, in which he develops a strong research on the poetics of the body and its derivatives. As a solo artist, in his research he seeks experimentation and the combination of different materials, as well as the experimentation of processes, languages and supports.

The artist held solo exhibitions at: MAC/GO (2014, GO), CAL/UnB (2014, DF), Referência Art Gallery (2018, DF) and Andrea Rehder Contemporary Art (2017, 2018 and 2020, SP). He was selected for the 30th CCSP Exhibition Program (2020, SP) and for the Project Season at Paço das Artes (2022, SP). He participated in exhibitions such as: Bienal do Mercosul (2020, RS); Danger Zone (2016, PR and PE); Images That Don’t Conform (2021, RJ), and Carolina Maria de Jesus – a Brazil for Brazilians (2021, SP).

Sanvoy has work in collections, such as: Rio Art Museum (MAR), Rio de Janeiro-RJ; Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul (MARGS), Porto Alegre-RS; São Paulo Cultural Center (CCSP), São Paulo-SP; Amazonian Art Collection of the Federal University of Pará, Belém-PA; Museum of Contemporary Art of Goiás (MAC-GO), Goiânia-GO, and Museum of Photography, Fortaleza-CE.

Website: www.helosanvoy.com/

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