Carla Chaim

(this page was last updated in April 2018)


São Paulo, Brazil, 1983.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Represented by Galeria Raquel Arnaud.

PIPA 2016 nominee.

Carla Chaim graduated in Fine Arts from the Foundation Armando Álvares Penteado in 2004, where she also completed a Master’s degree in Art History in 2007. Chaim works with different medias such as drawing, sculpture, video and installation. She approaches a wide range of everyday issues in her work, bringing them to the studio to think of new relationships. The artist works with the notion of control in her pieces, both through pre-established rules and in her physical movements in making a drawing. She uses the body as an important tool in her drawing process, thinking about it as a place of conceptual discussion and exploring its physical and social limits. Chaim does not think about the final result when working. What interests her are the movements, steps, and processes of each work. She defines the rules and parameters and abides by them until the end. Her works do not tell stories; they are the process itself, combining dichotomous systems: strict rules and organic physical movements.


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