Daniel Frota de Abreu (b. 1988) is a visual artist working primarily with sculpture and film. His work addresses the effects of natural phenomena on the transformation of memory, starting from the encounter with objects, stories of places and episodes in historiography and science. He has recently shown work at MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, 2019; Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, 2018; auroras, São Paulo, 2018; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2016; 19º Videobrasil Festival, São Paulo, 2015; amongst others. He was awarded with 3Package Deal Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst Grant in 2015, received a MFA in typography at Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, 2014 and participated in the Fine Arts postgraduate program at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, 2016. Currently based in São Paulo.
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dfrota.abreu@gmail.com
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EDUCATION:
2015-16 — Postgraduate Fine Arts, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France
2012-14 — MFA Werkplaats Typografie ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands
2006-11 — BA Graphic Design, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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RESIDENCIES:
2019 — FLACC Werkplaats voor Beeldende Kunstenaars, Genk, Belgium
2019 — Pivô Pesquisa, São Paulo, Brazil
2018 — Art by Translation Program, ENSA Paris-Cergy / ESBA TALM Angers, France
2016 — FAAP Residência Artística, São Paulo, Brazil
2014 — 3 Package Deal Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2018 — Sol Preto, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2018 — Pane Seca, auroras, São Paulo, Brazil
2017 — Sol Preto, Paço das Artes / MIS-SP, São Paulo, Brazil
2016 — Irrealis Mood, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
2012 — Lorem Ipsum Dolor, Casamata, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2019 — Shelter or Playground, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA
2019 — Novas Efervescências, Espaço Cultural Porto Seguro, São Paulo, Brazil
2019 — Sob a Gravidade do Pequeno Sol, Solar Grandjean de Montigny, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2019 — Da tradição à experimentação, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2019 — Lado B: O Disco de Vinil na Arte Contemporânea Brasileira, Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil
2018 — The Tyranny of Distance, FLAX @ Tin Flats, Los Angeles, USA / Galerie Thézé, Angers, France
2018 — Reframing the House of Dust, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA
2018 — Desmedida, Zipper Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil
2018 — E Nesse Ano a Noite Preta Pega a Porta, Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo, Brazil
2017 — 66º Salão Paranaense, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil
2017 — Disco é Cultura, Castelinho do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 — By Means of Necessity, Guillotière, Lyon, France
2016 — Physical Factors of the Historical Process, Homessesion, Barcelona, Spain
2015 — Panoramas do Sul, 19º Festival Videobrasil_Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil
2015 — The Owl in Daylight, 019, Ghent, Belgium
2015 — 11º Abre Alas, Galeria A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2014 — 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno, The Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Rep.
2014 — Year of the End Show Werkplaats Typografie, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013 — Internacional Festival of Eletronic Language FILE, FIESP/SESI-SP, São Paulo, Brazil
2013 — 43º Salão Novíssimos, Galeria Ibeu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 — O Meio é a Mensagem, Casamata, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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GRANTS / AWARDS:
2014 — 3 Package Deal Grant, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 — Prix d’excellence Section 7 Books by Castillo/Corrales, Paris, France
2014 — Stichting Stokroos Stipend, for the production of the publication In Praise of Opacity, The Netherlands
2012 — ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Scholarship, Arnhem, The Netherlands
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PUBLICATIONS:
2017 — Avançar na Escuridão, essay published at Arte & Ensaios Magazine, EBA / UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2017 — Sol Preto, Paço das Artes / MIS-SP, self-published, São Paulo, Brazil
2015 — Half Man Half Orange, published by Werkplaats Typografie ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, The Netherlands
2015 — There is a Dragon on My Back, published by Kraft Magazine #2, Austria
2015 — Panorama Zoológico, for UUUU exhibition, Portas Vilaseca Galeria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2014 — In Praise of Opacity, published by Werkplaats Typografie ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, The Netherlands
2014 — Methods of Writing, published by Werkplaats Typografie ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, The Netherlands
2013 — http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/18/israeli-soldier-postsinstagram- palestinian, published by Dutch Art Institute and Casco Projects, The Netherlands