Joelington Rios

(this page was last updated in August 2022)

Turiaçu, Brazil, 1997
Lives and works in between Turiaçu and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Represented by Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea

PIPA Prize 2022 nominee

Born in the Quilombo* Jamary dos Pretos in Turiaç/MA [State of Maranhão], Joelington Rios is a visual artist who graduated from Escola de Fotografia Documental and Comunicação Crítica – EFOCO. Studied at Escola Sem Sitio and currently works and lives in Rio de Janeiro. He combines different artistic techniques and practices, mixing photography, video, performance, sound art and collage. His research aims at revealing other corporalities, creating meaning, re-signifying memories, and elaborating other forms of existence. His works are part of the collection of the Rio de Janeiro Art Museum, and of other important collections.
(*Quilombo is a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by escaped slaves)


Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

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