(this page was last updated in June 2016)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1981.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.
PIPA nominee 2011.
Since 2005, Pontogor’s research is focused on media such as: video, performance, sound and installation. In peculiar cases, he creates pieces using equipment such as: old TVs , turntables, VCRs, VHS cameras, found equipments and modified electronics. Always using the error and chance as tools.
Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2011:
“SS|RR”, 2011. Duration: 13’57”
“PIANOS”, 2008. Duration: 3’13”
“MÁQUINA”, 2011. Duration: 1’51”
“BOXE”, 2008. Duration: 3’07”
“DÍPTICO”, 2011. Duration: 3’14”
“RODA”, 2008. Duration: 1’45”
Studied Painting at School of Fine Arts at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Also studied at School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage and took part in several groups of studies, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
-“Ação”, Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
-“Pinturas”, SESC Nova Friburgo, Nova Friburgo, Brazil.
-“Pontogor”, Espaço Gomo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Selected Group Shows
-Festival Performance Arte Brasil, Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro (MAM RJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-29th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
-“Latidos Urbanos”, Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporâneo, Santiago, Chile.
-“Live Cinema”, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-Radiovisual, 7th Bienal do Mercosul.
-“Zoation Painting”, Museu Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia.
-Performance Presente Futuro, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-“Abre Alas”, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-“Uma Odisséia no Parque”, at Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2007.
In 2007 was awarded with the Prize Prodem at Siart International Biennial in La Paz, Bolivia, with the video installation PIANOS .
-Batiscafo in La Habana, Cuba
-4Territórios in Brasília, Brazil.
-Encontro V::E::R. Terra UNA, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
- Check out Ícaro Lira's participation in Four Flags 2020 São Paulo
- Group exhibition “Arte e Ciência - nós entre os extremos” expands the public relation with Science through Art
- Last days | "Permanências e Destruições", with Pontogor