Ícaro Lira

(this page was last updated in July 2019)

Fortaleza, Brazil, 1986.
Lives and works between Fortaleza and São Paulo, Brazil.

PIPA 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 nominee.


Artista Visual, Editor and Investigator, he studied at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage [Parque Lage’s Visual Arts School] (Brazil) and Cinema and Video at Casa Amarela-UFC (Brazil), Sound and Image Editing, by Instituto de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro (Brazil) and has participated of PIMASP, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Independent Program (Brazil). In 2013 he received the Award Merit of Art Honour and Heritage, IPHAN, Institute of Historical Heritage and National Artistic, in 2014 he’s invited to the 3ª Bienal da Bahia with the work “Desterro, Expedição Etnográfica de Ficção”, in 2016 he participates of the Rumos Itaú Cultural as part of the project “Expedição catástrofe: por uma arqueologia da ignorância” and in 2017 he was selected for the 20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil at SESC Pompéia in São Paulo, Brazil. He held solo exhibitions at the Paço das Artes (Brazil), Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade (Brazil), Galeria IBEU (Brazil), Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste (Brazil) and Galeria Jaqueline Martins (Brazil). He was in Art residencies, such as Capacete (Brazil), Sacatar (Brazil), La Ene (Argentina), Vatelón (Uruguay), Des mycetes et des algues (Spain), Associazione Culturale M.T. Alves e Jimmie Durham (Italy) and Delfina Foundation (UK).

Website: icarolira.com

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