Clarissa Tossin






Estudo para uma paisagem (Brasília)
Brasília a pé

Born in 1973, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Lives and work in Los Angeles, United States.

Education

    2007-2009

  • M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA.
  • 1996-2000

  • B.F.A., Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil.
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    Grants / Fellowships / Residencies:

    2018

  • Los Angeles Artadia Awards.
  • 2017-2018

  • Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, Harvard University.
  • 2015

  • Fundação Joaquim Nabuco – Projeto Residências Artísticas, Recife, Brazil.
  • 2014

  • Emerging Artist Fellowship, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2013

  • Artpace, International Artist-in-Residence Fellowship (guest curator: Hou Hanru), San Antonio, USA.
  • ARC Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2012

  • VI Concurso de Videoarte, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil.
  • Artistic Innovation Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2010-2012

  • Core Program Fellowship, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA.
  • 2010

  • Fundación Botín (mentor: Mona Hatoum), Santander, Spain.
  • 2009

  • Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (Donald and Doris Fisher Fellowship & CalArts Matching Fellowship), Skowhegan, USA.
  • CAA Los Angeles MFA Award, College Art Association, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Deanʼs Grant, California Institute of the Arts, USA.
  • 2008

  • Interdisciplinary Grant, California Institute of the Arts, USA.
  • 2007-2009

  • Graduate Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, USA.
  • Lectures / Panels.
  • 2017

  • Symposium on Latin American & Latino Art featured in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, panel with Jonathas de Andrade; Clara M. Kim; Clarissa Tossin and Dan Fox – Frieze, Getty and Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, USA.
  • A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, panel with Idurre Alonso, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, David Evans Frantz, Irene Tsatsos and Clarissa Tossin – LA Art Show, USA.
  • LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, Speakers include Paula Flores, Mark Hirsch, Gretchen Hoffman, and Clarissa Tossin – UC Santa Barbara, USA.
  • 2016

  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2015

  • Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California, Davis, USA.
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, USA.
  • Desmapeando o Mundo: Clarissa Tossin in conversation with Guilherme Wisnik and Teté Martinho, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.

Individual Exhibitions

    2018

  • When the Land Speaks, MSU Broad Museum, East Lansing, USA.
  • Meeting of Waters, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, USA.
  • 2017

  • The Mayan, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Stereoscopic Vision, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery – Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA.
  • 2016

  • Encontro das Águas, JOAN, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2015

  • Brasília Teimosa, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil.
  • How does it travel?, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los angeles, USA.
  • 2014

  • Streamlined: Belterra, Amazônia / Alberta, Michigan, MOLAA Museum of Latin American Art Project Room, Long Beach, USA.
  • Transplantado (VW Brasilia), Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2013

  • Brasília, Cars, Pools & Other Modernities (curated by Hou Hanru), Artpace, San Antonio, USA.
  • Blind Spot: Window into Houston Clarissa Tossin (curated by Amy Powell), Blaffer Art Museum – University of Houston, Houston, USA.
  • Study for a Landscape, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, USA.
  • 2012

  • On Brasília (curated by Sally Frater), Centre 3, Hamilton, Canada.
  • 2011

  • Gasto, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2009

  • Real, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA.

Collective Exhibitions

    2018

  • Mon Nord est Ton Sud, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France.
  • 12th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea.
  • Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA.
  • The House Imaginary, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA.
  • Emerald City, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong, China.
  • Stream Capture, College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, USA.
  • PST/CST, BANK/MABSociety, Shanghai, China.
  • Bagage Claims, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, USA.
  • 2017

  • Baggage Claims, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, USA.
  • Mundos Alternos. Art and Science Fiction in the Americas, UCA ARTSblock, Riverside, USA.
  • Lives Between, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Condemned to be Modern, LAMAG Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Vernacular Environments, Part 1, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 99 Cents or Less, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, USA.
  • Lives Between, KADIST, San Francisco, USA.
  • Between Words and Silence: The Work of Translation, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California, USA.
  • 2016

  • Meta Modern, The Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, USA.
  • Marl Video Art Award 2016, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany.
  • Trans-Americas: A sing, a situation, a concept, Museum London, London, Canada.
  • Placebound, Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury University, Burbank, USA.
  • Everyday Reflections in Abstraction, Sayago & Pardon – The SPACE Collection, Irvine, USA.
  • Customizing Language, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2015

  • MetaModern, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, USA.
  • United States of Latin America, MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, USA.
  • MetaModern, SMOCA Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA.
  • After Landscape. Copied Cities, Fabra i Coats – Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain.
  • MetaModern, Krannert Art Museum, Illinois, USA.
  • 2014

  • Unsettled Landscapes (curated by Candice Hopkins, Lucía Sanromán, Janet Dees and Irene Hofmann), SITE Santa Fe, USA.
  • Made in L.A. 2014 (curated by Connie Butler and Michael Ned Holte), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Bringing the World into the World (curated by Hitomi Iwasaki), Queens Museum, New York, USA.
  • Liberdade em Movimento (curated by Jacopo Crivelli ), Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  • Roesler Hotel #25: Dispositivos para um mundo (im)possível (curated by Luisa Duarte), Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • The Cartographer, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Art@Tell, University of St. Gallen, Zwitzerland.
  • 2013

  • Panoramas do Sul – 18º Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil (curated by Solange Farkas, Eduardo de Jesus, Fernando Oliva and Julia Rebouças), SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Tempo Suspenso (curated by Luisa Duarte ), Brazil Fair, Miami, USA.
  • Sneakerotics, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, HK.
  • Soft off, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, USA.
  • La Elipsis Arquitectónica (curated by Ruth Estévez and Javier Toscano), Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes (curated by Jens Hoffmann), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, USA.
  • 2012

  • When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes (curated by Jens Hoffmann), CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA.
  • Dallas Biennale (curated by Florence Ostend), Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, USA.
  • Vantage Point, The Mission Projects, Chicago, USA.
  • 2012 Core Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, USA.
  • 2011

  • Building Arts, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, USA.
  • Nowhere Near Here (curated by Michelle White and Toby Kamps), Houston Center for Photography, Houston, USA.
  • Material Traces, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, USA.
  • YLA 16: Thought Cloud, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, USA.
  • 2011 Core Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, USA.
  • 2010

  • The First Thing, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer, Saint Cecilia Convent, Brooklyn, USA.
  • 2009

  • Feeling Feelings, Compact Space, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Why Theory, Spring Art Towers, Los Angeles, USA.
  • M.F.A. Conversations, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
  • CAA Los Angeles M.F.A., Helen Lindhurst Gallery – USC, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2008

  • M.F.A. Mid-residency Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA.
  • Allan Kaprow: Art as Life Happenings Series – Publicity, Vasquez Rocks Park, MoCA, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Truth, REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2007

  • Exquisite Acts and Everyday Rebellions, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA.

Public Collections

     

    Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco/Paris.

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

    Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton.

    Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge. .

Bibliography

     

    Talks:

    2017

  • Symposium on Latin American & Latino Art featured in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, panel with Jonathas de Andrade; Clara M. Kim; Clarissa Tossin and Dan Fox – Frieze, Getty and Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.
  • A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, panel with Idurre Alonso, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, David Evans Frantz, Irene Tsatsos and Clarissa Tossin – LA Art Show.
  • LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, Speakers include Paula Flores, Mark Hirsch, Gretchen Hoffman, and Clarissa Tossin – UC Santa Barbara.
  • 2016

  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.
  • 2015

  • Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California, Davis.
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona.
  • Desmapeando o Mundo: Clarissa Tossin in conversation with Guilherme Wisnik e Teté Martinho, Galeria Luisa Strina.
  • Unmapping the World, em conversação com Michael Ned Holte, Los Angeles, EUA.
  • MOLAA Art Conversation: Clarissa Tossin & Aleca Le Blanc, Long Beach, EUA.
  • Unmapping the World, in conversation with Michael Ned Holte, Los Angeles, USA.
  • MOLAA Art Conversation: Clarissa Tossin & Aleca Le Blanc. Long Beach, USA.
  • 2014

  • UCLA, Brazilian Art History class – Prof. Aleca le Blanc, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2013

  • Sicardi Gallery: Study for a Landscape, Clarissa Tossin in conversation with Prof. Chris Taylor, Houston, USA.
  • 2012

  • University of York, Canada.
  • University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • 2011

  • Sicardi Gallery: See-through Utopia, Clarissa Tossin in conversation with Prof. Peter T. Lang, Houston, USA.
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, USA.
  • Houston Center for Photography, USA.
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    Books/Catalogues:

    2014

  • “Made in L.A. 2014,” Butler & Holte, Hammer Museum, Delmonico/Prestel, USA.
  • “Freedom in Motion,” Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  • “Unsettled Landscapes,” SITE Santa Fe, USA.
  • 2013

  • “Panoramas do Sul – 18º Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil,” Edições SESC, Brazil.
  • "La Elipsis Arquitectónica," Estévez & Toscano, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Arquine, Mexico.
  • 2012

  • "When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes," CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, USA.
  • “2011-2012 Core Program,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA.
  • 2011

  • “2010-2011 Core Program,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA.
  • 2009

  • “Why Theory,” California Institute of the Arts, USA.
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    ESSAYS/ARTICLES:

    2017

  • Sharon Mizota, “Review: Nearly a century later, a video artist follows Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mayan footsteps,” Los Angeles Times, (Oct. 15, 2017).
  • Evan Moffit, “Review: Condemned To Be Modern” Frieze, (Nov. 29, 2017).
  • Christopher Hawthorne, “With Pacific Standard Time, Getty finally climbs down from hilltop oasis it built 20 years ago,” Los Angeles Times, (Oct. 19, 2017).
  • Susan Dunne, "Wesleyan Exhibit Looks At Brazil, U.S. Cultural Overlap," Hartford Courant (February 13, 2017).
  • Ana Abril, "Exposição de Clarissa Tossin, nos EUA, apresenta a complexidade do mundo através do avizinhamento de opostos," Select (30/01/2017).
  • 2015

  • “Artist Portfolio: Clarissa Tossin,” Los Angeles Review of Books, Quarterly Journal (summer 2015).
  • Edward Goldman, “Art that a) Amuses, b) Challenges, c) Leaves us in Disbelief,” KCRW Art Talk (June 30, 2015).
  • Ezabella, Fernanda. 'Artista faz "ponte aérea" entre Brasília e Los Angeles dentro de um carro', Serafina (24 de Março, 2015).
  • 2014

  • Alexandra Grant, “Biennial at a Crossroads: SITE Santa Fe’s Reinvention,” X-tra Magazine, Vol. 17, Number 4 (Summer 2015).
  • Neha Choksi, "Staging a Biennial," X-tra Magazine, Vol. 17, Number 2 (Winter 2015).
  • George Melrod, "Made in L.A.," Art Ltd Magazine (July/August 2014).
  • Abe Ahn, "Broadcasting Los Angeles," Hyperallergic, (July 28, 2014).
  • Su Wu, "Art Matters | A Biennial in, and About, Los Angeles," The New York Times Style Magazine(June 13, 2014).
  • Jori Finkel, "Artists Named for Hammer Museum’s Los Angeles Biennial," The New York Times(February 18, 2014).
  • Bittar, Paula. 'A Casa que Niemeyer Criou', Correio Braziliense (24 de julho, 2014).
  • Oliveira, Adele. 'SITE Santa Fe — Clarissa Tossin: Place holders', Santa Fe-New Mexican Magazine (18 de julho, 2014).
  • Vikram, Anuradha. 'The Politics of Rehearsal', Daily Serving (14 de julho, 2014).
  • Smith, Roberta. 'If Seeing Is Believing, a Panorama of Truth', The New York Times (19 de junho, 2014).
  • Alvarez, Mariola V. 'Maintaining Cars, Pools & Other Modernities: Clarissa Tossin’s Brasília', Gulf Coast, Vol. 26, Issue 2 (Primavera 2014).
  • Frater, Sally. 'Traversing Geographies, Collapsing Architectures', X-tra, Vol. 16, Número 3 (Primavera 2014).
  • 2013

  • Gupta, Anjali, “This is Not An Institutional Critique: Artpace’s IAIR 13.2,” Current (July 24, 2013).
  • Montana, Kelly, “Clarissa Tossin at Window into Houston & Sicardi Gallery,” Arts+Culture (May 24, 2013).
  • Quijas, Fabiola Palapa, “Quince artistas se apropian de elementos arquitectónicos y crean desde la cotidianidad,” La Jornada (February 27, 2013).
  • 2012

  • Zavitovski, Katia, "2012 Core Exhibition," Arts & Culture Magazine (April 1).
  • SIMEK, Peter, "Why Dallas’ First Biennale Art Exhibition Will Also Be Its Last," Front Row: D Magazine (March 26).
  • 2011

  • DESSANAY, Margherita, "Viewing: Clarissa Tossin," Elephant, issue 7 (Summer 2011): 24.
  • KLAASMEYER, Kelly, "Building Arts: Alexander Apostol, Dias & Riedweg, Thomas Glassford, Marco Maggi and Clarissa Tossin," Houston Press (November 9).

2018

2014

  • Transplantado (VW Brasilia)

2011

  • Mon Nord est Ton Sud. September 13 — November 11 2018 Mulhouse, FR.
  • 12a Gwangju Biennale 2018. September 07 — November 11 2018 Gwangju, KR.
  • Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay. July 13 — September 30 2018 New York, US.
  • When the Land Speaks. July 03 — 29 2018 East Lansing, Michigan, US.
  • The House Imaginary. April 20 — August 19 2018 San Jose, US.
  • Emerald City. March 27 — April 22 2018 Hong Kong, CN.
  • Stream Capture. January 16 — March 04 2018 Minneapolis , US.
  • Encontro das Águas. January 13 — July 01 2018 Austin, US.
  • Mundos Alternos Art and Science Fiction in the Americas. September 16 2017 — February 04 2018 Riverside, US.
  • Baggage Claims. September 15 — December 31 2017 Orlando, US.
  • Condemned to be Modern. September 10 2017 — January 28 2018 Los Angeles, US.
  • The Mayan. September 09 — October 21 2017 Los Angeles, US.
  • Lives Between. August 31 — October 28 2017 Tel Aviv, IL.
  • 99 Cents or Less. May 19 — August 06 2017 Detroit, US.
  • Latin American/Latino Art. Friday May 05 2017 New York, US.
  • Lives Between. March 08 — May 06 2017 San Francisco, US.
  • Stereoscopic Vision. January 31 — March 05 2017 Middletown, Connecticut, US.
  • Between Words and Silence: The Work of Translation. January 29 — April 04 2017 Pasadena, California, US.
  • Prêmio Marl de vídeo arte. October 23 2016 — February 12 2017 Marl, DE.
  • Meta Modern. October 09 2016 — February 27 2017 Palm Springs, US.
  • Encontro das Águas. October 08 — November 20 2016 Los Angeles, US.
  • Trans-Americas: A sing, a situation, a concept. September 10 — November 11 2016 London, CA.
  • Placebound. August 28 — October 02 2016 Burbank, US.
  • Everyday Reflections in Abstraction. July 29 2016 — January 01 2017 Irvine, US.
  • Customizing Language. January 07 — February 14 2016 Los Angeles, US.
  • Brasília Teimosa. November 21 2015 — January 31 2016 Recife, BR.
  • MetaModern. September 26 — December 06 2015 Orlando, US.
  • United States of Latin America. September 18 2015 — January 03 2016 Detroit, US.
  • Desmapeando o Mundo. Tuesday July 21 2015 São Paulo, BR.
  • Desmapeando o Mundo. Saturday June 13 2015 Los Angeles, US.
  • MetaModern. May 30 — August 30 2015 Scottsdale, US.
  • How does it travel?. May 29 — July 11 2015 Los Angeles, US.
  • After Landscape Ciutats Copiadas. March 14 — May 17 2015 Barcelona, ES.
  • MetaModern. January 30 — March 29 2015 Champaign, US.
  • Streamlined: Belterra, Amazônia / Alberta, Michigan. January 16 — April 26 2015 Long Beach, US.
  • Unsettled landscapes. Notícia, July 20 2014 — January 11 2015 Santa Fe, US.
  • Bringing the World into the World. Notícia, June 14 — October 12 2014 New York, US.
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