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 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.

dfrota.abreu@gmail.com

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Education:
2018-2019. Postgraduate Fine Arts. Art by Translation - ENSA de Paris-Cergy / ESAD TALM-Angers. France
2015-2016. Postgraduate Fine Arts. École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. France
2012-2014. MFA Graphic Design. Werkplaats Typografie ArtEZ University of the Arts. The Netherlands
2006-2011. BA Graphic Design. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Brazil

Residencies:
2019-2020. FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists. Genk. Belgium
2019-2019. Pivô Pesquisa. São Paulo. Brazil
2016-2016. FAAP Residência Artística. São Paulo. Brazil
2014-2015. 3Package Deal Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. Amsterdam. The Netherlands

Solo exhibitions:
2018. Sol Preto. Fundação Iberê Camargo. Porto Alegre. Brazil
2018. Pane Seca. auroras. São Paulo. Brazil
2017. Sol Preto. Paço das Artes. São Paulo. Brazil
2016. Irrealis Mood. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Turin. Italy
2012. Lorem Ipsum Dolor. Casamata. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil

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 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. 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
2016. Physical Factors of the Historical Process. Homesession. Barcelona. Spain
2016. By Means of Necessity. Guillotière. Lyon. France
2016. Além Terreno. Átomos. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil
2015. Panoramas do Sul. 19º Festival Videobrasil_Sesc Pompéia. São Paulo. Brazil
2015. The Owl in Daylight. 019. Ghent. Belgium
2015. 11º Abre Alas. A Gentil Carioca. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil
2014. 26º International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno. The Moravian Gallery. Bnro. Czech Republic
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

Screenings & Performances:
2019. Mira ArtRio. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil
2018. Reframing the House of Dust. California Institute of the Arts. Valencia. USA
2018. The Tyranny of Distance. FLAX @ Tin Flats. Los Angeles. USA / Galerie Thézé. Angers. France
2016. Paraphernalia. Musée des Confluences. Lyon. France
2015. The Owl in Daylight. San Serriffe. Amsterdam. The Netherlands / 019. Ghent. Belgium

Grants & Awards:
2014-2015. 3Package Deal. Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. Amsterdam. The Netherlands
2014. Graduate Directory - Visual Communication. Wallpaper Magazine. UK
2014. Prix d’excellence Section 7 Books. Castillo/Corrales. Paris. France
2014. Stichting Stokroos Stipend. Utrecht. The Netherlands
2012-2014. ArtEZ University of the Arts Schoolarship. Arnhem. The Netherlands

Publications & Writings:
2017. Avançar no Escuro – Daniel Frota. Arte & Ensaios nº34. Revista do PPAV/EBA/UFRJ. Rio de Janeiro
2017. Sol Preto – Daniel Frota. Book. Self-published
2016. Art Texts Pics: Artist’s Diary – Daniel Frota. Text. atpdiary.com
2015. There is a Dragon on my Back – Daniel Frota. Text. Kraft Magazine nº2. Grundtner & SöHNE (Ed.)
2015. Panorama Zoológico – Daniel Frota. Text. Exhibition UUUUU. Portas Vilaseca Galeria
2015. Daniel Frota interviews Marcelo Gleiser. Interview. Half Man Half Orange – Menelaos Kouroudis, Maxine Kopsa & Daniel Frota (Eds.). Werkplaats Typografie ArtEZ University of the Arts. The Netherlands
2015. Half Man Half Orange. Book. Menelaos Kouroudis, Maxine Kopsa e Daniel Frota (Eds.). Werkplaats Typografie ArtEZ University of the Arts. The Netherlands
2015. The Owl in Daylight – Pedro Moraes & Daniel Frota. Text. Self-published
2014. In Praise of Opacity: A Collection of Translator’s Writings. Daniel Frota (Ed.). Book. Werkplaats Typografie ArtEZ University of the Arts. The Netherlands
2014. Method of Writing Words, Music and Plain Songs by Means of Dots – Daniel Frota. Book. Self-published
2013. http://www.guardian.co.uk… Publishing Class: How to Live Together – Padraig Robinson & Daniel Frota. Book. DAI Publisher. The Netherlands
2013. Empirical Incompleteness. Daniel Frota (Ed.). Book. Self-published
2012. Visão Virgem – Daniel Frota. Book. Self-published