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Ponta Grossa, Brazil, 1969.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Represented by Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea.
PIPA 2012 and 2014 nominee.
Alexandre Mazza’s works have as central theme the research of the viewer’s perspective. It is mainly through objects that the artist confronts its viewers with visual games: what is seen and what one believes to be seeing, what is real and what is imagination. The artist has presented his works in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM-RJ), the Arts Centre Hélio Oiticica, in the Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, among others. His works are featured in several private and public collections such as MAM RJ (Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro) and Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR).
With musical training, he worked for 18 years as bassist and composer. Became interested by light and electricity, and in 2008, the artist began to dedicate himself only to what he calls “the multiplication of light”, using various materials such as mirrors, glasses, metal, lamps, acrylic and wood.
One of Alexandre’s major interests is the faith in the image, the courage to believe what we see, but is beyond the physiological ability to see. The main subject of his production, therefore, is the exercise of observation as a thought of the body. Here, we notice that the viewer is expected to be a creator of images during the experiment with Mazza’s work, letting the imagination bewitch the image or its absence, by generating an enchantment for the mystery.
Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2012:
Solo Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Works in collections
-“Entre o fenômeno e o monumento: Das manifestações da memória universal”, curated by Bernardo Mosqueira, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Em cada gota há um Arco-Iris”, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Identity/Memory – Part 2”, curate by Gabriela Davies, Gallery On the Corner, Londres, UK
-“TRIO Bienal – Tridimensional Biennial”, curated by Marcus de Lontra Costa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“The Others”, Palazzo Dolfin Bolanni, Biennale Collaterali, Venice, Italy.
-“Identity/Memory”, curated by Gabriela Davies, Frameless Gallery, London, UK
-“Encruzilhada”, curated by Bernardo Mosqueira, EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Se Liga!”, CCBB, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Virei Viral”, CCBB, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-Nominated to PIPA Prize
-“Novas Aquisições – Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand”, Museum of Modern Art (MAM-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Encontro de Mundos”, curated by Paulo Herkenhoff, MAR, Museu de Arte do Rio
-“Chroma” , New York, Séve Gallery, USA.
-Nominated to PIPA prize.
-New Acquisitions 2010-2012 Gilberto Chateaubriand, Museum of Modern Art (MAM-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Aí vai muito da pessoa”, Curated by Bernardo Mosqueira, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“O que te escolhe, te move e alcança o mundo”, Espaço APIS, Curated by Daniela Labra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Espelho Refletido”, Centro de Artes Hélio Oiticica, Curator Marcus Lontra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Somátorio Singular”, Galeria Murilo Castro, Curated Maria Cristina Burlamaqui, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
-“Verão (terceira pessoa do plural do verbo ver, futuro do presente)”, Curated by Marcos Portella, Galeria da Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Sem Limites”, Sim Galeria, Curitiba, Brazil.
-“Nova Escultura Brasileira”, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Proposição”, Curated by Daniela Labra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-3º Salão de Artes de São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
-Artista convidado para instalação na Rua Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, São Paulo in the design week at FAAP, Brazil.
– Gilberto Chateaubriand (MAM-Rio)
– Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR)
– Marcia e Luiz Chrysóstomo
– Cleusa Garfinkel
– Luiz Antonio de Almeida Braga
– Mara e Marcio Fainziliber
– André Schwartz
– Mariano Marcondes Ferraz
– Maria Cristina Burlamaqui
– Charles Weissmann EUA/Switzerland
– Rose e Alfredo Setúbal
Works in collections
- Alexandre Mazza presents his new solo exhibition "In the desert, we are the oasis"
- Extended | "IDENTITY/MEMORY", with Alexandre Mazza, Ivan Grilo and Nazareno
- Vivian Caccuri presents a silent walk as a part of "Encruzilhada"
- "IDENTITY/MEMORY" discusses the definitions of identity and memory in society
- Group show "Encruzilhada" brings together 115 works by 74 artists
- Alexandre Mazza and Antonia Dias Leite feature in group show that challenges contemporary issues
- Interviews with the PIPA 2014 nominated artists
- PIPA 2014 Artists | See artists page updates and first-time nominees
- SP Arte 2014 | Highlights of the 10th edition
- SP-Arte | Galleries, artists and highlights of the 10th edition