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BIA GAYOTTO

BIA GAYOTTO is a contemporary multimedia artist, curator and educator who lives/works in The Sea Ranch and Los Angeles, California. Her interdisciplinary practice includes photography, video installations, and books, and combines elements of documentation, fieldwork, performance and collaboration. Over the years she has been developing “place-based” projects to examine ideas of interconnectedness between people, landscape and place. Her current interest lies in creating artworks that make the invisible visible, deepening our relationship with the natural world.

Gayotto earned an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996 and her work has been featured in many exhibitions nationally and internationally including Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Pasadena Museum of California Art; Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA); Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Breeder Project, Athens, and Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, Brazil. Her work belongs to private and public collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; UCLA’s Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts; Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo; Caltech, Pasadena, among others. 

 

She was the recipient of several awards such as the City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A) Fellowship, Investing in Artists Grant from Center for Cultural Innovation, Artists' Resource for Completion grants, and Individual Artist Grant from the Pasadena Cultural Affairs. Influenced by site-specific practices and its intersections with community-engaged art, her “place-based” projects result from artistic residencies worldwide including the Banff Centre, Canada; “Threewalls” in Chicago; AIR Taipei, Taiwan; Lucas Artist Fellow at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga and the Sacatar Institute, Bahia, Brazil. 

 

Gayotto's curatorial practice is an extension of her own artistic research, including exhibitions "Between Two Worlds" at Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State University, Los Angeles; "PlaceBound" at Nan Rae Gallery, Woodbury University; "Somewhere in Between" at Kellog Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, "Latitude 33˙56¨" at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and "Bahia Reverb:Artists and Place" at Art+Practice in partnership with the California African American Museum (CAAM). Gayotto’s art teaching experience includes California State University, Los Angeles, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, and University of Southern California, Los Angeles. 

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