Renan Cepeda

(this page was last updated in November 2021)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1966.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Represented by Anita Schwartz Art Gallery.

PIPA 2012 nominee.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1966, Renan Cepeda started taking black and white pictures at the age of 11. In the 80s, his experience was enriched with photojournalism at the newspaper Jornal do Brasil. Cepeda has collaborated in the most important Brazilian newspapers and magazines and held the position of correspondent for the French agency SIPA-Presse. In 1996, he initiated the collective exhibition Arte de Portas Abertas (Art with Open Doors) and the association Chave Mestra (Master Key) – Association of Visual Artists of Santa Teresa, both in the neighborhood where he maintains his atelier. Having his full time now devoted to the fine art photography, Renan Cepeda has been recognized for his artistic research on unusual photographic techniques such as infrared photography and light painting.


Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2012.

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