(this page was last updated in July 2016)
Campinas, Brazil, 1967.
Lives and works in Campinas, Brazil.
PIPA 2013 nominee.
Vânia Mignone was born in 1967, in Campinas, in the state of São Paulo, where she lives and works. She graduated in fine Arts at UNICAMP and in Advertising at PUC Campinas in 1989. In the 1990s, she became involved with painting and drawing, two artistic approaches that are intertwined in her work since then. The central focus of her painting is narrative, based on figures, words and objects balanced without hierarchy on the picture plane. The artist makes loose, bereft use, of her limited repertoire of characters, mundane artefacts and artifice. A face that could be anyone’s, a chair, a domestic plant. Mignone has developed for some years a very particular iconography, in which the rigorous handling of paint establishes a consistent background, a field of possibilities on which image and language retrofeed each other, weaving a narrative plot. As a result, one gets unmistakable paintings, with a strong but economic palette so that the colour variations do not disturb the invoked story. In: Pintura Brasileira Séc. XXI, Ed. Cobogó.
Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2013.
Solo Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Awards Her works feature in the following Collections
– SESC Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
– Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
– Galeria Mercedes Viegas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
– Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
– Casa da Imagem, Curitiba, Brazil.
-“Diálogos do Contemporâneo ao Moderno”, curated by Rejane Cintrão, Torre Santander, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Paralela 2010″, curated by Paulo Reis, Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Se a pintura morreu o MAM é um céu!”, curated by Luiz Camillo Osorio, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“20 anos do Programa de Exposições”, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Moving Horizons – The UBS Art Collection: 1960s to the Present Day”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China.
-“Nova Arte Nova”, curated by Paulo Venâncio Filho, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-“MAM 60″, curated by Annateresa Fabris and Luiz Camillo Osorio, OCA, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Contraditório – Panorama da Arte Brasileira”, curated by Moacir dos Anjos, Alcalá 31, Madrid, Espanha.
– 25th São Paulo International Biennial, Brazil.
– II Itamaraty Art Contest, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations, Brasília, Brazil
– Victor Meirelles Salon, Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina, Brazil.
-Santo André Contemporary Art Salon, Santo André, Brazil.
-Paraná Art Salon, Brazil.
Projeto Abra de Arte Atual, Centro Cultural de São Paulo, Brazil.
-Piracicaba Art Salon, Brazil.
-Ribeirão Preto Art Salon, Brazil.
-UNAMA/PA Salon, Belém, Brazil.
– Santos’ National Biennial, Brazil.
– Prize Estímulo from the Culture Secretary of Campinas, Brazil.
– Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations
– The UBS Art Collection
– Museu do Negro
– São Paulo’s Museum of Modern Art
– São Paulo’s Pinacoteca Municipal
– Collection Gilberto Chateaubriand Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro
– Banco Itaú
– Catarinense Culture Foundation
– Santos’ City Hall
– UNICAMP Gallery.
Her works feature in the following Collections
- Explore contemporary art from the Americas in "Latin American Galleries Now"
- ARCOMadrid presents its 38th edition
- The Duality of Black and White in "Inequívoco"
- MAC USP presents over a hundred works from its collection
- Opening | 35th edition of ARCOmadrid
- ARCOmadrid 2016 opens on 24th February celebrating its 35th Anniversary
- Group show "Figura Humana" closing this week
- Art Basel Miami 2014 | See the Galleries sector highlights
- Last days | "Cenários" and "Transarquitetônica", solo shows by Vânia Mignone and Henrique Oliveira
- Human body is approached through various techniques and medias in group show