Luiza Baldan

(this page was last updated in July 2021)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1980.
Lives and works between Rio de Janeiro, Berlin and Lisbon.

PIPA 2010, 2011 and 2012.

PIPA 2016 Finalist.

Website: www.luizabaldan.com.

Luiza Baldan holds a PhD and a Master’s in Visual Languages from UFRJ (Brazil), and a BFA in Photography/Timebased media from Florida International University (USA). The artist investigates urban dynamics that are established between the individual and the architecture, the memory and the city. Her images and texts result from the interrelation with the surroundings, in a sort of performance expanded by the places where she lives and where she passes through. Immersion is a fundamental part of the research, as it happens in artistic residencies and in long-duration projects involving trips and periodic displacements to revisited places.

Some of her individual exhibitions include: “Estofo”, Anita Schwartz Gallery (Rio, 2017); “Perabé”, PIPA Prize Finalist (MAM Rio, 2016) and Centro Cultural São Paulo (SP, 2015); “Build Up”, MdM Gallery, (Paris, 2014); “Índice”, MAM (RJ, 2013). Group shows: 17° Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Participazioni Nazionali (Brasile), La Bienalle di Venezia (2021); BF20 – Bienal de Fotografia de Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal (2021); “Casa Carioca”, MAR (Rio, 2020); “Women in the MAR Collection”, MAR (Rio, 2018); “Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil”, The Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, USA, 2014); “Lugar Nenhum”, Instituto Moreira Salles (RJ, 2013). Awards: Viva Arte! (SMC RJ, 2015); XI Marc Ferrez Photography Award from Funarte (2010).

She developed the project “Monumentality as a Collectivity” for the publication “The MASP of Lina: 50 years of the building on Avenida Paulista” (2018) and participated in the Photo Collectors Club of MAM-SP (2016). The artist published the books “Derivadores” (with Jonas Arrabal) in 2016 and “São Casas” in 2012.

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