(this page was last updated in July 2016)
Born in Ilhota, Brazil, 1980.
Lives and works in Porto, Portugal.
PIPA 2014 Nominee.
The research of Aline Dias finds its way through installations, photographs, publications, and other media, always incorporating the instability of the materials/procedures, and inquiring strategies that regard the exhibition, duration, and visibility of works inside the institutional context. Currently a PhD candidate in Contemporary Art at Universidade de Coimbra, with scholarship from the Brazilian institution Capes, she has developed her master’s degree in Visual Poetics at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, and her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina.
Beyond the academic research, she also develops projects that commingle the artistic production with other activities, such as publications, texts, curatorial practices, and movies.
Solo Exhibitions: “Ficar de pé n.2”, 2011, Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina – Prêmio de Artes Plásticas Marcantonio Vilaça, Funarte; “Ficar de pé”, 2010, Galeria de Arte Contemporânea of the Fundação Cultural de Criciúma; “Marcas e restos”, 2009, Pinacoteca Barão de Santo Angelo, Porto Alegre; “Projeto Trajetórias”, 2006, Galeria Baobá, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife; “Muito pouco”, 2005, Espaço Ateliê Arco, Florianópolis.
Noted group exhibitions and awards: “Motel Coimbra”, Colégio das Artes, Coimbra; Prêmio Projéteis de Arte Contemporânea, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro; IX Salão Victor Meirelles, Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis; “Gravura Contemporânea Brasileira” – II Bienal Internacional de Gravura, Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Ceará, Fortaleza; “Paradoxos Brasil – Rumos Artes Visuais”, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, and Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro; 61st Salão Paranaense, Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Paraná, Curitiba; Projeto “Schwanke”, 2005, 2003 and 2002, Scar, Jaraguá do Sul; “Nefelibatas”, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo.
Projects include: “O trabalho com(o) fracasso”, research and publication project contemplated by the Edital de Apoio às Culturas/2012, Florianópolis; “O Casamento de Clarice Lispector e Georges Bataille”, Prêmio Catarinense de Cinema (cinematographic screenplay, research, and project) and the movie “asp.doc”, V Prêmio Funcine de Produção Audiovisual, Florianópolis (both of them made in partnership with Ana Lucia Vilela and Julia Amaral); “Cadernos de desenho”, itinerary exhibition and book, awarded by the Edital Elisabete Anderle, Fundação Catarinense de Cultura; and “Papel de desenho”, curatorial initiative for an intinerary circuit of Sesc-SC, 2012-2016.
She coordinated the cultural schedule, editorial projects, production of exhibitions, and participated in research, curatorship, educational projects, as well as other technical-managerial activities of the Museu Victor Meirelles, Ibram, Florianópolis (2003-2007; 2009-2010).
Dias is also a member of Corpo Editorial, an independent publishing house focused on printing artists’ publications, since 2009. Her work is in the collections of Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina, Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Ceará, and the Sociedade Cultura Artistica de Jaraguá do Sul.