Isabela Couto

(this page was last updated in July 2022)

Brasilia, Brazil, 1985.
Lives and works in Brasilia, Brazil.

PIPA 2019 nominee.

Visual artist, lives and works in Brasília. Has work in the collection of the National Museum of the Republic of Brasília and in private collections. Participates in group exhibitions since 2014. In 2022 she held the individual exhibition Guardadora de Água at the Museu Nacional da República in Brasília. In 2021 she was selected to be part of the Sound Archive and Exhibition Series collection, Stuttgart. In 2019 she was nominated for the Pipa Award, selected for the Salão Mestre D’Armas and for the Epecuen Residency. Her field of investigation is nature and natural elements. Her early works were more tied to the scientific rigor of botanical art. Over time, the fluidity of water began to broaden the scope of his investigation. From the hand executing watercolor, water went from being a diluent to a watercourse that involves the body in the territory. The artist shows enormous interest in addressing the relational crisis of the western body with its natural environment. That is why the journey, the displacement between territories, has become a poetic tool to experiment horizontal ways in the involvement of the human with the non-human.


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