DORA LONGO BAHIA

www.galeriavermelho.com.br


Statement

My work is about violence: violence as subject or as form. On my early work I tried to establish a parallel between literary violence and real violence using either images and from art history and literature or images and texts from Brazilian newspapers. Then I began to consider the violence on the image itself and I became interested in how photography can deceive and what would be bad photography or a bad image in general. I started to explore the unclear image, with no definition or considered wrong or damaged through painting, printing, photography and video.

My recent research is still focused on violence. I try to oppose idyllic images and a ‘beautiful’ painting to a poor basis and aggressive acts of destruction of the image: images of paradisiacal beaches are painted on damaged pieces of cardboard and covered with bad words, infrared photos of beaches and forests with altered colors have parts of the landscape constructed by means of scratches, paintings are peeled of their canvas and shown as scalps. Through these acts of aggression against the paradisiacal image I want to create a relation between the skin of things and what is beneath it: the search for Utopia or Eldorado that impregnates the image of Brazil and the disenchantment when confronted with the Brazilian reality.



2007
www.myspace.com/pulcrabella

2006
www.mixbrasil.com.br/maradonnaxchelpaferro


Date 2006
Title Rafa Fest
Gallery, City Country

EXPOSIÇÕES INDIVIDUAIS / SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2003
Marcelo do Campo 1969 –1975
Centro Cultural Maria Antônia, São Paulo
2002
Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo
2001
Forum D’Art Contemporain, Sierre
2000
Noname Gallery, Rotterdam
Crown Gallery, Bruxelles
1998
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
1997
Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo
1996
Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires
1994
Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo
1993
Pulitzer Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo
1991
Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo
1990
Pulitzer Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1989
Casa Triângulo, São Paulo

EXPOSIÇÕES COLETIVAS / GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2004
E-Flux Video Rental, E-Flux, Nova Iorque, EUA
Herd, The Bag Factory, Joanesburgo, África do Sul
Paralela 2004, São Paulo
Do Micro ao Macro, 6 Festival de Curtas de BH, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
São Paulo 450 anos – Paris, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo
Scream, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2003
Imagética, Museu Metropolitano de Arte, Curitiba, Brasil
Seis Artistas, Centro Cultural Maria Antônia, São Paulo
2002
Artefoto, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Territórios, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo
Coleção de Fotografia do Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Museu De Arte
Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo
Nefelibatas, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo
Marrom, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo
Desenhistas e Coloristas, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo
2001
Cultura Brasileira I, Casa das Rosas, São Paulo
Die Photografhische Sammlung Des Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Galerie 68 ELF, Köln
O Espírito de Nossa Época, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
Pose Detida, Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo
Sulsouth – Voyages Into Mutant Technologies, Camões Institute – Portuguese Cultural Centre, Maputo
Auto-Retrato, Espelho de Artista, Centro Cultural FIESP, São Paulo
Fotografia Não Fotografia, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
2000
Imagem Experimental, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
La Llama, Caracas
1999
Open Ateliers, Rljksakademie Van Beeldende, Netherlands
Art Basel’99 , Basel.
1997
VI Bienal de Havana, Havana
A Giftto India, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
1994
Projeto Leonilson, Galeria Luisa Strina/ Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo Caderno de Artista, Livraria Belas Artes, São Paulo
Galeria Luisa Strina/ 20 Anos de Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte de São Paulo
1993
Mostra dos Selecionados, Centro Cultural São Paulo
Braziliaanse Kunstenaars, Pulitzer Art Gallery, Amsterdam
1990
Projeto Inaugural da Prigramação da Passagem da Consolação, São Paulo
Atelier da VIC, 27 Anos de Arte, Galeria "ARS, ARTIS", São Paulo
1988
Flores, Inauguração da Casa Triângulo, São Paulo
1986
VIII Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
VI Salão de Arte Contemporânea, Pavilhão da Bienal de São Paulo