Paulo Meira

(this page was last updated in August 2018)

Arcoverde, Brazil, 1966.
Lives and works in Recife, Brazil.

Represented by Amparo 60.

PIPA Prize 2013, 2016 and 2018 nominee.

Paulo Meira’s practice involves approximating objects by altering their dimensions thus giving them a new function and meaning. The artist works in several media, and moves between painting, drawing, installation, movie and performances. Meira graduated in Graphic Design at UFPE- Federal University of Pernambuco. In 1993 had his first solo exhibition at the Museu do Estado de Pernambuco. In 1997, inaugurated, together with the artists Oriana Duarte, Ismael Portela, Marcelo Coutinho and Jobalo, the artist collective Camelo. In 2002 participated in the residency programme Fáxinal do Céu, in Paraná. In 2006 Meira was awarded with a research scholarship prize, at the 45th Contemporary Art Salon of Pernambuco. In 2007 he received the Sergio Mota award of Art and Technology, and in 2009 he was invited by MIS- SP to participate in an artistic residency, where he created works in several media: videos, electronic games and video installations. In 2011 he participated as a guest artist at the Vila Nova Cerveira Biennial, Portugal and received the award from the Ministry of Culture | Secretary of the Visual Audio, for the short fiction film. In 2013, the video series “O marco amador” was acquired by Funarte by the Marcantonio Vilaça award for the Joaquim Nabuco foundation. In 2014 he was awarded with the Funarte Grant for the Encouragement towards Artistic Production. In 2015 had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art Aluísio Magalhães and founded the studio Radio Catimbó.


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