Wellington Gadelha

(this page was last updated in August 2020)

Fortaleza, Brazil, 1987.
Lives and works in Fortaleza, Brazil.

PIPA Prize 2020 nominee. 

Multidisciplined Slum-Artist, he’s interested in the relations in the contemporary field from the composition with materialities, improvs and visual constructions. Focused in visual arts, dance, video-dance and immersive processes in art-technology and sound art, from the concept of “Russian Roulette Body” [Corpo Roleta Russa], he experiments the body in dialogue with other materialities while as | speech/gun – bullet/projectile | which shoots | dialogue/confront – poetic/slum | looking forward to bring elements to think the subjective territories of spatial-racial-ethnical segregation, such as the black-slum presence and own ways to think/to make contemporary art. Awarded by Rumos Itaú Cultural (2017-2018) and by Funarte Artes Visuais – Periferias e Interiores (2017). He’s had proposals shared at 69ª Edição do Salão de Abril, Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Ceará (MACCE), Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste (CCBNB), Mostra Sesc de Cinema. He was also a part of Movimiento Sur (Chile), Linha de Fuga (Portugal) and Atos de Fala (AdF.19) in Switzerland and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Website: www.instagram.com/well.gadelha

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes, exclusively for PIPA Prize 2020:

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