Chiara Banfi

(this page was last updated in July 2016)


São Paulo, Brazil, 1979.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Represented by Galeria Vermelho and Silvia Cintra+Box4.

PIPA 2010, 2012 and 2016 nominee.

Banfi’s research begins with a striking vocabulary, composed of drawings/paintings produced with adhesive vinyls which fill spaces like a virus. They infiltrate, in an unsuspicious manner, organically intervening in geometrical marked architectures. Her works are inspired by music in nature. Banfi seeks to leave the support of walls and wood and enter tridimensional fields, without losing sight of a dreamscape atmosphere which is intrinsically present in her works.

The artist has exhibited extensively in Brazil and abroad. Most recent solo exhibitions: “Notações”, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil, 2016; “Gravações Perdidas”, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013 and “No No Yes Please”, Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box4 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013. Recent group exhibitions: “Huna, Hunak: Here/There”, Al Riwaq Exhibitihion space Doha, Qatar, 2014; “Imagine Brazil”, MAC Lyon, Lyon, France; “Imagine Brazil” (Artist’s Books) – Astrup Fearnley Museet – Oslo – Norway, 2013 and “Além da Biblioteca” – Itochu Aoyama Art Square, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.


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