(this page was last updated in July 2016)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1976.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Represented by Martha Pagy – Múltiplo Escritório de Arte.
PIPA 2014 nominee.
Fábia Schnoor’s education encopasses different areas, such as visual arts, ceramics, art and education, as well as design. Since 2009, she has been performing the urban intervention “Hand Made” in several cities in Brazil and abroad, such as Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, London and Basel.
Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2014.
“Bookworms, dots and lines”
The holes made by worms on the pages of an old book on living animals were marked, exactly where they originally were, on a new piece of paper. The corresponding dots were linked to each other with lines, suggesting possible worm paths and drawing volumes and plans. By relating this new geometric graphic occupation to the organic images of the animals on the book page, other relations between these two bodies in space are created.
In a wooden box infested with termites, pieces of paper of different origins and kinds are placed to feed the insects. Notebook pages, subway maps, music scores, colored wrapping and construction paper are bored by the termites, leaving behind their holes – the starting points for the job to be done. Termite Nursery unfolds new possibilities according to the media used to explore this material.
“Bookworms map / Termite Nursery”- urban intervention
In the termite nursery, the insects had fed on a map of the London Tube, leaving their holes behind. One of them is chosen for the intervention. The artist writes a letter, places it in a Brazilian envelope, goes to the place marked by the termites on the map and picks out the best spot to leave the envelope, where one reads: ‘Take it, it’s for you’.
Inside, in the letter, there is a piece of Proust’s In search of Lost Time and the following instructions: ‘close your eyes and try to rebuild your most remote memory. Please, send a description of the images you remembered to the artist’s email. You may reveal your identity, or not’.
-Begins studied on ‘History and Time: the History and Culture of Memory’, with Prof. Margarida de Souza Neves at PUC-RJ, Rio de Janeiro, which becomes the basis for the development of her interdisciplinary research on memory.
2009 – 2012
-Joins course on ‘Contemporary Production Analysis and Insertion’, with artist Iole de Freitas as teacher and advisor.
-Works with Antony Gormley, as his assistant, for the assemblage of his work “Amazonian Field”, for the exhibition at CCBB, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
First Individual Exhibition
-“co— >memorar”, curated by Martha Pagy, Galeria Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Residual Benefits”, curated by Ted Decker, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA), Arizona, USA.
-“Abre Alas” [“First Float”], curated by João Modé, Alexandre Sá and Daniela Castro, Galeria A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Noite Azul Elétrico” [“Electric-blue Night”], curated by Ricardo Sardenberg, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“A Imagem em Questão” [“Image in Question”], curated by Glória Ferreira and Luiz Ernesto, Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (EAV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“Resonances”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Residency Berlin Im Fokus, Berlin.
Awards and Residencies
-Participates in the residency Berlin Im Fokus, Berlin, Germany.
-Wins first place at Projeto Múltiplo – Institute Plajap.
-Selected for Programa de Pesquisa EAV – A Imagem em Questão (EAV Research Program – Image in Question), with curatorship by Glória Ferreira and Luiz Ernesto, leading to the publication of a book and a catalogue.
- Fábia Schnoor presents two brand new drawing series in solo show "Lugar"
- Opening | "Lugar", solo show by Fábia Schnoor
- Fábia Schnoor | Exclusive PIPA 2014 nominated artist video-interview
- PIPA 2014 | All artists pages now created and updated
- Last days | "Encontros Carbônicos", with Otavio Schipper and Ricardo Basbaum
- PIPA 2014 | Participating Artists
- Group exhibition "Encontros Carbônicos" approaches art and science themes
- PIPA 2014 Nominees | 10th bulletin
- "Encontros Carbônicos", featuring Otavio Schipper and Ricardo Basbaum