Beto Shwafaty






Beto Shwafaty, Esquemas abstratos punitivos conservadores ll, 2018
Projeções VI
Anhanguera/Bandeirantes
Aculturação (não) é integração I
Brasília Broadcast
Installation View of 'Risk Contract' at Galeria Luisa Strina
Projeção I (planos em progressão)
Formas precárias em arranjo instável (o reverso dos símbolos: valor / tempo / representação)
Contrato de risco (o trabalhador, político, intelectual e revolucionário)
É tudo alegoria
Alcances e limites (das ordens abstratas à exploração territorial)
Abstrações sujas I
Matéria negra
O petróleo era nosso, ou - é tudo ideologia, estúpido! (desde 1950)
Estrutura operacional para campo conceitual: Centro direzzionale (diagrama transformado em estrutura)
Remediações
O Museu Impossível das coisas vivas. Departamento de integração pan-continental (área de contato triangular)
A Vida dos Centros
Das ordens abstratas ao progresso material

Born in 1977, São Paulo, Brazil.
Lives and work in São Paulo, Brazil.

Beto Shwafaty is an artist and researcher based in Brazil. He has been involved with collective, curatorial and spatial practices since the early 2000s, and as a result, he develops a research-based practice on spaces, histories and visualities in which he seeks to connect formally and conceptually political, social and cultural issues that are converging to the field of art.

Education

    2011

  • PIESP, Independent Program, Escola São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2010/11

  • Staedelschule (Simon Starling’s class), Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • 2008/09

  • M.A. in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA, Milan, Italy.
  • 2001

  • B.A. in Visual Arts, State University of Campinas, Brazil.
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    Residencies:

    2018

  • Villa Vasilief, Paris, France.
  • 2017

  • Gasworks, London, England.
  • 2016

  • Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia.
  • 2015

  • Residency Unlimited, New York, USA.
  • 2013

  • JA.CA residency program, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais (Brasil).
  • 2012

  • RES-Ò residency platform: Eco & Narciso, Torino, Italy.
  • 2011

  • Other Possible Worlds, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
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    Prizes and fellowships:

    2015

  • ICCo/SP-Arte Prize.
  • Foco Bradesco Art Rio.
  • Functional Park, Funarte contemporary art prize.
  • 2014

  • Situações Brasília Prize, Museu Nacional da República, Brasília, Brazil.
  • 2013

  • JA.CA Centro de Arte e Tecnologia, residency program, Nova Lima, Brazil.
  • Art and Heritage Prize, IPHAN – Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Graham Foundation exhibition grant, Chicago, EUA.
  • New histories for an abstract reality, PROAC/SP, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • The Artist as Public Intellectual…, Curatorial Exhibition Project, 10th Edition Rede Nacional Funarte.
  • 2012

  • Counter Bartering, Curatorial Exhibition Project, 9th Edition Rede Nacional Funarte.
  • 2nd Mário Pedrosa Prize for essays on Contemporary Art and Culture, Recife, Brazil.
  • 2011

  • The Life of the Centers project, PROAC/SP – São Paulo’s State support to produce photographic book, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Procultura MinC, Government support for the web magazine and platform Translados.org, Brazil.
  • 2010

  • Brazilian government travel aid for artists.
  • 2008

  • M.A. Scholarship, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, Italy.
  • 2006

  • 31st Ribeirão Preto Contemporary Exhibition.
  • 2003

  • 35th Piracicaba Contemporary Exhibition, Piracicaba, Brazil.
  • 2002

  • MACC Contemporary Art Museum of Campinas, Brazil.

Individual Exhibitions

    2017

  • Parque Funcional, Complexo Cultural Funarte, Brasilia, Brazil.
  • 2016

  • Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA.
  • Hablemos de Reparaciones, Prometeogallery, Milan, Italy.
  • 2015

  • Risk Contract, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2014

  • Foundations of the Design Substance: Cultural Metaphors to Design a New Future, Museu da Cidade – Oca, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Remediações, Project Season, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • El Museo Imposible de las Cosas Vivas, PArC Lima, Peru.
  • 2011

  • Unpredictable Signs of Revolt, Lampione, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • The Impossible Museum of Living Things, The Office, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • 2008

  • Annual Exhibition Program, CCSP São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2006

  • Crossed References, MARP, Ribeirão Preto, , Brazil.
  • 2004

  • What Occupies the Body, Ateliê Aberto, Campinas, Brazil.

Collective Exhibitions

    2018

  • EVA International – 38th Ireland Biennial, Limerick, Ireland.
  • Ação e Reação – Arte Contemporáneo Brasileño, Casa do Brasil, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2017

  • Vivemos na Melhor Cidade da America do Sul, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  • Memória e Momento – Salão Paranaense, MON Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil.
  • 35th Brazilian Art Panorama, MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Condemned to Be Modern, LAMAG Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Tão diferentes, tão atraentes, Galeria Carbono, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Topografias Intermitentes, Casa Nova Arte, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 66o Salão Paranaense, MAC Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.
  • Permissão para falar, Galeria Athena Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Topografias Intermitentes, Hilo Galeria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 2016

  • Homo Ludens, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Soft Power. Arte Brasil., Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Holland.
  • 2015

  • The World As It Is and the World As It Could Be, ArteBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Empresa colonial, Caixa Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • I was once lonelyness, Blain|Southern Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
  • International Photography Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • 19th Contemporary Arts Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1 (UM), BFA Boatos, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • CFB: 25 Years, Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Moving Collections III, Museu Nacional de Brasília, Brazil.
  • 5th Prize Sesi Marcantônio Vilaça, MAC Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Crossroad, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2014

  • Our Voice, Casa do Povo, São Paulo Brazil.
  • Situations Brasília, Museu Nacional de Brasília, Brazil.
  • Authorship, Curatorship and Counter-reform, Estudio Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Permanent Playfulness, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Taipa Tapume, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Art and Heritage Prize, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • The Artist as…, Pivô Art Space, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Advertisers, Latitude plataforma digital, revista Select / ABACT, online.
  • 2013

  • Conversation Pieces, NBK, Berlin, Germany.
  • Love and Hate to Lygia Clark, Galeria Nacional Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland.
  • P33_Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 33th Panorama de Arte Brasileira, MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 9th Mercosul Biennial, Weather Permiting, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  • 10th São Paulo Architecture Biennial, City: Ways of Making, Ways of Using, CCSP Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Mithologies, MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2012

  • Counter Bartering, 9th Edition of Rede Nacional Funarte, Belo Horizonte and Recife, Brazil.
  • 2011

  • Mythologies, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.
  • Strategies for Public Occupation, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA.
  • Instant: Experience/Event, SESC, Campinas, Brazil.
  • When in Rome, Malta Contemporary, Valleta, Malta.
  • OPEN#3, Sale Docks, Venice, Italy.
  • 2010

  • Comvideo, Apexart, New York, USA.
  • Shadowed by the Future, Instituto Cervantes, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Evasivas, Galeria Penteado, Campinas, Brazil.
  • Urbaniform, Squat. The Informal City Under Construction, Depot, Istambul, Turkey.
  • Urbaniform, Squat. The Informal City Under Construction, Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2009

  • 3rd Utrecht Manifest – Social Design Biennial, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • 4th Architecture Biennial of Rotterdam, section urbaniform.net, online.
  • Bookmarks, Magazine del Sale, Venice, Italy.
  • Public Turbulence, Isola Art Center, Milan, Italy.
  • ETATW Curatorial Conference, NABA, Milan, Italy.
  • Auf Wiesersehen Berlin!, E-flux Building, Berlin, Germany.
  • Beauty, Museu Bispo do Rosário, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 79>09, MACC Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil.
  • 2008

  • Bodies Architecture, Nothing to See Here magazine, NABA/FORMA, Milan, Italy.
  • 2007

  • MARP 15 Years, Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
  • Contemporary Brazilian Printmaking, Pratt Institute, New York, USA.
  • 2006

  • 9th Havana Biennial, Território São Paulo: São Paulo art collectives, Havana, Cuba.
  • Rumos Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Florianópolis, Brazil.
  • 6th Goiás Art Exhibition, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil.
  • 31st SARP, MARP Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
  • Art Movimenta (Public Interventions), FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2005

  • Mercosul Printmaking, Fundacion Caja Granada, Granada, Spain.
  • 2004

  • 9th Santos Biennial, Santos, Brazil.
  • 2003

  • 35th Piracicaba Contemporary exhibition, Piracicaba, Brazil.
  • 2002

  • MAC Campinas, Brazil.
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    Talks, collaborations and curatorial projects:

    2015

  • Recibo∆ Cartazes, Editorial Project, Traplev Publisher, Recife, Brazil.
  • 2013

  • the Artist as Public Intellectual, Pivô Arte e Pesquisa, 10th Edition Rede Nacional Funarte, São Paulo, Brasil.
  • 2012

  • Counter Bartering, 9th Edition Rede Nacional Funarte, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2011

  • Studio Visits blog, Goethe Institut, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2010

  • Silent City publication – Diagram for a Possible Productive Resistance, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • Answering Machine (part of the 29th São Paulo Biennial), Capacete, São Paulo, Brasil.
  • 1st Curatorial Meeting (forumpermanente.org), São Paulo, Brasil.
  • Radical Intention, talk on urban actions, Milan, Italy.
  • 2009

  • Utopia for Sale, in collaboration with archive kabinnet, abc-def, Berlin, Germany.
  • Cosa sucede a…, talk on collaborative practices, Casa Sestier, Venice, Italy.
  • Jeux sans Frontier at Other Discourse's Curatorial Project, CareOf, Milan, Italy.
  • 2008

  • Urban Alterations, visual essay for Making-Do Magazine), London, England.
  • Crossed References_Counter Propaganda, visual essay on Itch online magazine, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Milanpoli, Collective Curatorial Project, NABA, Milan, Italy.
  • Connecting cultures, talk about São Paulo City Tellers film, Milan, Italy.

Public Collections

     

    Museu Nacional da República, Brasília, Brazil.

    Paço Imperial- IPHAN, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

    Museu de Arte Contempôranea José Pancetti, Campinas, Brazil.

    Pinacoteca de Piracicaba, Brazil.

    Estampería Quinteña, Quito, Ecuador.

    Casa de Las Américas, Havana, Cuba.

    MAR Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Kadis Collection, San Francisco / Paris, USA / France.

2015

  • EVA International – 38a Bienal da Irlanda. April 14 — July 08 2018 Limerick, IE.
  • Ação e Reação – Arte Contemporáneo Brasileño. February 23 — April 22 2018 Madrid, ES.
  • Memória e Momento / Salão Paraense. September 30 — November 26 2017 Curitiba, BR.
  • Vivemos na Melhor Cidade da America do Sul. September 30 — December 17 2017 Porto Alegre, BR.
  • 35o Panorama da Arte Brasileira. September 26 — December 17 2017 São Paulo, BR.
  • Condemned to be Modern. September 10 2017 — January 28 2018 Los Angeles, US.
  • 66o Salão Paranaense. June 09 — September 10 2017 Curitiba, BR.
  • Parque Funcional. April 19 — June 04 2017 Brasília, BR.
  • Topografias Intermitentes. March 04 — April 08 2017 Buenos Aires, AR.
  • Permissão para falar. February 07 — April 09 2017 Rio de Janeiro, BR.
  • MAC International 2016. October 28 2016 — February 19 2017 Belfast, IE.
  • Soft Power. Arte Brasil.. May 21 — August 28 2016 Amersfoort, NL.
  • Hablemos de Reparaciones. May 20 — July 16 2016 Milan, IT.
  • Matriz Fantasma. April 02 — July 04 2016 São Paulo, BR.
  • Empresa colonial. December 12 2015 — February 28 2016 São Paulo, BR.
  • I Was Once Lonelyness. November 21 2015 — January 23 2016 Berlin, DE.
  • 19o Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil. October 06 — December 06 2015 São Paulo, BR.
  • Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Belo Horizonte 2015. October 01 — 10 2015 Belo Horizonte, BR.
  • 1 (UM). September 04 — November 08 2015 São Paulo, BR.
  • CFB: 25 anos. August 15 — September 20 2015 Rio de Janeiro, BR.
  • Encruzilhada. April 28 — June 02 2015 Rio de Janeiro , BR.
  • 5a edição do Prêmio Marcantônio Vilaça. April 25 — October 31 2015 São Paulo, BR.
  • Situações Brasília. November 12 2014 — January 11 2015 Brasília, BR.
  • Fundamentos da substância do design. Metáforas culturais para projetar um novo futuro. October 10 — November 30 2014 São Paulo, BR.
  • Taipa-Tapume. Notícia, August 28 — October 04 2014 São Paulo, BR.
  • Paço das Artes | 3ª e 4ª Temporada de Projetos 2014. Notícia, July 07 — September 07 2014 São Paulo, BR.
  • Edital de Arte e Patrimônio 2013. May 15 — July 15 2014 Rio de Janeiro, BR.
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