BIA GAYOTTO is a multimedia artist and curator whose interdisciplinary practice includes photography, video installations and books; combining elements of documentation, fieldwork, performance and collaboration. Her interest lies in producing place-based works that investigate the complex relationships among people and their environment, raising questions of translation and representation through multiple interpretations of a theme.
Gayotto obtained an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996, and her work has been featured in numerous 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, among others.
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 the 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 Art Gallery at CSULA; Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury University; Kellog Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona, and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).