Collective Filé de Peixe

(this page was last updated in July 2016)

Created in 2006.

PIPA 2011 nominee.

Since 2006, the Collective Filé de Peixe has performed urban interventions in unconventional spaces. The Collective’s occupation projects intervene in the political economy of art, commenting upon the circulation of art as merchandise and investigating the relationship between art and life, between object and product, and between collecting and consuming.

In 2009, the Collective developed the project “PIRATÃO”. Using the prices and methods of pirate vendors in the biggest urban centres, the project sold more than 4,300 video artworks from classic and contemporary artists from Brazil and other parts of the world. In 2012, the Collective began the collection CM² CONTEMPORARY ART, acquiring works by such artists as Antonio Dias, Cildo Meireles, Ernesto Neto, Rosângela Rennó, amongst others. All the works are 1 cm x 1 cm, for a total area of 1 cm². In 2013, the Collective held its first solo exhibition at the Cultural Centre Bank of the Northeast (Fortaleza). The Collective has been featured in group exhibitions at Oi Futuro, the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Caixa Cultural (Rio de Janeiro), Santander Cultural (Recife), and Paço das Artes (São Paulo). In 2014, the Collective participated in the 6th Vancouver Biennial (Canada).


Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2011:

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