Arto Lindsay

(this page was last updated in July 2016)

[pipa2011: 11644]
Richmond Virginia, USA, 1960.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PIPA 2011 nominee.

Arto Lindsay is an artist, composer, producer and performer. Lindsay has recorded eleven solo records and  as a band member with DNA, Lounge Lizards ,Golden Palominos and Ambitious Lovers. He has produced records for Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Laurie Anderson, and David Byrne among others.

Lindsay was born in the United States but spent many years in Brazil. He grew up amidst the rise of the Tropicália movement of Brazilian culture in the 1960s, a time of cultural experimentation in all art forms such as theatre, poetry, music and the visual arts.

He has collaborated with artists such as Vito Acconci (on the  performance “Women’s Business” at the The Kitchen, NYC), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (on the installation “1958” at the  Tate Modern in  2009), and Rirkrit Tiravanija on the performance “What Are We Doing Here?”, presented as part of Il Tempo del Postino at  Manchester in 2008 and at Basel in 2009.

Arto also makes performance  installations such as “Noise Mass”( Milano 2007), “I’ll Bring the Thunder” (Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville Paris,2006 and at  Multiplicidade/ Oi Futuro no Rio de Janeiro, 2009) e “Segure Este Andamento/Hold That Tempo” (Inhotim, 2009).

Recently the artist has been combining music, technology,choreography and allegorical elements in the form of parades. The first one ,”De Lama Lãmina”,a collaboration with Matthew Barney (Salvador,2004) was followed by “I Am a Man” (Frankfurt, 2008), “Multinaural [Blackout] (Biennale de Venezia, 2009) e “Somewhere I Read” (NewYork, 2009).

He has participated in exhibitions such as “Everstill – Siempretodavía”, curated by  Hans Ulrich Obrist (Granada, 2007/2008); “Tropicalia”, curated by  Carlos Basualdo (MAC Chicago, MAM-RJ, 2005/2006) and “Tristes Tropiques”, curated  by Pablo Leon de la Barra (Lisboa, 2010).

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