Hugo Houayek

(this page was last updated in September 2023)

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1979
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PIPA 2020 nominee

Hugo Houayek is a visual artist and develops a research on the pictorial field, questioning its margins and limits and understanding painting as a body of a thousand eyes looking at us incessantly, confronting us with its implicit frontality. With this behaviour painting assumes the behaviour of a language with all its imperfections, impossibilities and failures. PhD in Visual Languages in the Postgraduate Program in Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts, UFRJ. He is a substitute professor in the Visual Arts course at EBA-UFRJ. 

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