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Fortaleza, Brazil, 1986.
Lives and works in Fortaleza, Brazil.
PIPA 2016 nominee.
Visual artist born in Fortaleza, Ceará, graduated in Visual Arts School at the University of Fortaleza (2012) and was a student at the Visual Arts Laboratory from Vila das Artes in Fortaleza, Brazil (2012). Studied at Parque Lage School of Visual Arts (2013-2014). In 2015 participated in an artistic residency at La Chambre Blanche in Quebec, Canada, in partnership with LabMIS-SP; was selected for the 66o Salão de Abril in Fortaleza, Brazil and for the 10th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Master’s student at the Postgraduate Arts Programme of the Federal University of Ceará. Lives and works in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2016:
“Colonial Coffee”, by Brígida Baltar
Colonial Coffee is instigating. There is an aesthetic pleasure on the visuality of the milk and coffee color tones that merge over the skin. The disposition of the table towel and the cup brings up the atmosphere from which the title of the work inspires. But not only color and pictoriality is what this video provides and seduces us for, but it’s images brings an intensity of cultural, political and Brazilian history. The historical relation of milk and coffee, the fight over the economic control between the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo, our culture fuzed in black and white skin colors, generators of many other intermediary tones. Naiana’s videos are short and simple, which I see it as something good.
“The furtive aspect of the image”, by Marcelo Campos
Naiana Magalhães presents rare comprehension of the moving image, creating films where everyday and familiar situations become apart from the triviality in order to acquire an enigmatic content. Visual artist graduated at Visual Arts School from University of Fortaleza (2012); student at the Visual Arts Laboratory from Vila das Artes in Fortaleza, Brazil (2012) also at the Parque Lage Visual Art School (2013- 2014) in Rio de Janeiro and currently master’s student at the Postgraduate Program in Arts of the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, the artist appropriates the camera to record slant observations, skewed through the door’s and window’s cracks. In another way, overtakes the distant observation, to the point of her omission facing the narrative’s characters. Naiana uses a sort of ironic and surrealist tone, for she points out from several and repetitive facts the absurdity of the human behavior. In front of the doors of the female bathroom cabins, the artist records the agitated movements offering us the cropped view by half of the floor, where legs highlighted only by the ankles and feet comes and goes. The noisy transit makes the conversations and chats subject to unusual humor. The narrative is lively noted by the framing of the image, as it is also by it’s cuts. At the end, one of the characters realize that there is a furtive, indiscreet camera and the video ends before it reveals the persona’s face. It becomes quite commendable to perceive the strength of those images and it’s insertion, in a context that could only provide attributive sensations, such as curiosity, fetishism, for being about the endless purposes of the work of art.
-10th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil
-66th Salão de Abril em Fortaleza-CE, Brazil
-International Residency Programme of labMIS-SP, La Chambre Blanche, Quebec, Canada
-XVIII Salão Unifor Plástica in Fortaleza, Brazil, curatorship by Ivo Mesquita
-“RASTO”, Salão das Ilusões, Fortaleza, Brazil
-“À Primeira Vista” Artur Fidalgo Gallery, curatorship by Marcelo
-Campos and Efrain Almeida in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-“Acontecimento”, atelier Isabela Capeto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-Ocupação Cavalariças | videoartesonora, at Cavalariças EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-“PICNIC”, at Casa da Cultura in Teresina, Piauí, Brazil
-“Corpo Caboclo”, Multiarte gallery, Fortaleza, Brazil
-“Videofilia – Sarau Tropicaos”, Hotel e Spa da Loucura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-videoarte 2013, at auditório EAV Parque Lage, curatorship by Analu Cunha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-“Specific” at Centro Cultural do Banco do Nordeste, curatorship by Jared Domicio, Fortaleza, Brazil
-Residency at 7, under the tutorship of Waléria Américo, at Dança do Andar de Cima in Fortaleza, Brazil
-Project “Pedrazul” in partnership with Cecília Shiki, selected by the Open Call
-“Ocupação dos Espaços Alternativos do Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura”, Fortaleza, Brazil
-“adesgraçadalebre”, Alpendre, Fortaleza, Brazil
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