Uiler Costa-Santos

(this page was last updated in August 2022)

Salvador, Brazil, 1983.
Lives and works in Salvador, Brazil.
Represented by Paulo Darzé Galeria (Salvador), Galeria Babel (São Paulo) and Galeria São Mamede (Portugal)

PIPA Prize 2022 nominee.

Uiler Costa-Santos is a visual artist and educator in the city of Salvador, BA, where he lives and works. His research proposes, through photography and the study of images, an interlocution between the imaginary of the landscape and the policies of redistribution of the sensitive by the abstraction. His production uses the image as an aesthetic vehicle, providing the body with different experiences of perception from common and everyday spaces, giving back possibilities of political-geographic imagination. Since 2017, the artist has dedicated himself to the “Sizígia” series, a research carried out through aerial photography of the Itaparica channel, a region on the coast of Bahia, where he follows different reliefs and movements of the tide and builds new ways of apprehending the local landscape. He has collaborated with vehicles such as National Geographic Brasil and National Geographic Traveler UK, Four Seasons, Salvador’s Tourism Board, among others. He is a guest columnist for the Iphoto Channel and the Portuguese blog Fotografia DG and, since 2015, he has been teaching photography courses with an emphasis on technique and poetic research. His artistic work is represented by Paulo Darzé Galeria (BR), Babel (BR/ USA) and São Mamede (PT).

Website: www.uiler.com

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