André Severo

(this page was last updated in February 2018)

Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1974.
Lives and works in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

PIPA 2010 nominee.
PIPA 2016 and 2018 Nominating Committee member.

André Severo earned a Master’s degree in visual poetics from the Arts Institute at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. In 2000, alongside Maria Helena Bernardes, he started AREAL, a project that defines itself as a dislocated contemporary art action that focuses on transitory situations capable of detaching the occurrence of contemporary thought from the large urban centers and their cultural institutions. He published the books “Consciência errante” and “Soma e Deriva de sentidos”.

He also participated in several film productions, audiovisual installations and exhibitions in and out of Brazil. In 2010, along with Maria Helena Bernardes, he curated the Horizonte Expandido Film Series. In 2012, along with Luis Pérez-Oramas, Severo was co-curator of the XXX São Paulo Art Biennial and published the book “Deriva de sentidos”. In 2013, again working with Luis Pérez-Oramas, he was responsible for curating the Brazilian representation at the 55th Venice Biennale. In 2018, with Marília Panitz, he curated the exhibition “100 anos de Athos Bulcão”. Among his most recent awards are the  V Prêmio Açorianos de Artes Plásticas (2010), Marcantonio Vilaça Plastic Arts Prize – 6th Edition (2013),  Prêmio Funarte de Arte Contemporânea 2014 and the XV Funarte Marc Ferrez Photography Prize 2015.

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