(this page was last updated in February 2018)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1977.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PIPA 2010 nominee.
Artist and educator, Daniela Mattos develops a work in formal and informal education. She began her artistic production in the early 2000s, which encompasses performance, photography, video art, and artistic writing.
Mattos has participated in several group and solo exhibitions, in Brazil and abroad, such as “Um teto todo meu” (solo show, Museum of Contemporary Art of Niteroi, 2014-2015), “Make Over” (solo show, Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhães, Recife, 2007), “Play” (group show, Museum Bispo do Rosário, Rio de Janeiro, 2013-2014), 7th Mercosul Biennial (Radiovisual, Porto Alegre, 2009), “Video Links Brazil: An Anthology of Brazilian Video Art” (Tate Modern, London, 2007), and “Conversations” (Gallery Skuc, Ljubljana, 2006).
Mattos’ main curatorial projects include: “Partir de Paula Parisot” (School of the Visual Arts of Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 2014), “A Performance da Curadoria” (Paço das Artes, São Paulo, 2011), “Performati(vídeo)dade” (Festival of Performance Art Brazil – Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, 2011 / CineLage – School of the Visual Arts of Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 2009), “Jardim das delícias: performance em questão” (Gallery do Lago/Museum of the Republic, Rio de Janeiro, 2006-2007).
Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2010:
Daniela Mattos is an artist, educator, and independent curator. Since 2000, she develops her artistic production in performance, video, photography and artistic writing. She holds a PhD in Visual Language from UFRJ (2016) and a masters degree in the same program and university (2007). Mattos has taught free courses, and has also taught in art schools, museums, and universities. She taught at the School of the Visual Arts of Parque Lage (2006 to 2011) and free workshops at Sesc in Rio de Janeiro and in São Paulo (2008 to 2009). She was a consultant in Art Education for the Educational Programme of the Cultural Centre Bank of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro (2009 to 2010).
She also designed temporary activities and performances in educational contexts for children and adolescents at the École d’art d’Avignon (France, 2005) and at the Visual Arts Department of the University of Chicago (USA, 2013).