Bia Gayotto is a Brazilian-American artist, curator and educator living in Los Angeles, California. Her interest lies in producing works that investigate the relationship between transcultural identity and globalization, raising questions of translation and representation through multiple interpretations of a theme. Her interdisciplinary practice includes photography, video installations and books; combining elements of documentation, fieldwork, performance and collaboration.
Gayotto obtained an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996, and her work has been featured in innumerous exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Orange County Museum of Art; LA Freewaves; Gendai Gallery, Toronto; Asian Pacific American Institute, New York; The Breeder Project, Athens; and Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo.
She has received numerous grants and awards including the City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A) Fellowship, Center for Cultural Innovation's Investing in Artists and Artists' Resource for Completion grants, and several Individual Artist grants from the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division. Since 2008 she has been developing place-based projects that result from artistic residencies worldwide including Banff Centre, Canada; “Threewalls” in Chicago (IL); Lucas Fellowship at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga (CA); AIR Taipei, Taiwan and Sacatar Fellowship, Brazil.
Gayotto's curatorial practice is an extension of her own artistic investigations, including exhibitions at the Luckman Gallery, CSULA Fine Art Gallery, Nan Rae Gallery, Woodbury University and Kellog Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona. Currently, she serves as adjunct faculty at the Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College.