Somewhere in Between: Los Angeles
at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Terminal 3 Ticketing
November 6, 2014 to June 30, 2015 | Los Angeles World Airports and Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Somewhere in Between: Los Angeles is an installation featuring unhurried video portraits that explore how identity and culture intersect in places, objects, and people’s lives. To capture the diversity of Los Angeles, the artist conducted interviews with 14 residents who live along the iconic Route 66 that connects Pasadena to Santa Monica, and who also identify as belonging to two or more places or cultures. Using a video camera, the artist then observed and documented the surroundings of her subjects, their activities, and wider glimpses of the city. The resulting artwork is an intimate perspective on the inseparable and omnipresent forces of culture, identity, and place by revealing aspects of a person through food, dress, and habits. The video’s compositions are carefully juxtaposed between ordinary events such as folding laundry to more thought-provoking abstract compositions. The sequence of scenes creates fleeting and serendipitous associations between people and their environments, depicting a multilayered portrait of the greater Los Angeles area. Graphics by Handbuilt Studio. Photography by Panic Studio LA
Bia Gayotto: Projetos 2000-2014 at SENAC
São Paulo, Brazil
March 12 to May 15, 2015 | Curated by Sandra Tucci
Through a poetic and investigative eye this survey presents Bia Gayotto's projects from 2000 to 2014.
Her interest lies in producing works that investigate the relationship between identity and culture, raising questions of translation and representation through multiple interpretations of a single theme. Through an interdisciplinary practice her work includes photography, video installations and books; combining elements of documentation, fieldwork, performance and collaboration.
Workshop: Arquivo Vivo SP
March14, 2015 | Organized by Bia Gayotto at SENAC
Arquivo Vivo SP consited of three steps: an open call, a workshop and an exhibition. Residents of São Paulo were invited to send one to five images that illustrate their views of the city, real or imaginary, physical or emotional, historic or artistic, or of any other nature. These images were then printed and used as material for the workshop, were participants discussed different criteria to display them on seven panels measuring 60 x 40 inches each. Similar to pages in a book, the panels were organized based on the following themes: cityscapes, architecture, street life, graffiti, nature, transportation, self-portrait, celebrations and abstraction. Arquivo Vivo shows life in the city from within, and as a result offers a multilayered portrait of São Paulo today. Exhibited in conjunction with Projetos 2000-2014 at Senac from March 16 to May 15, 2015. Photography by Luciara Garcia.
Between Two Worlds at Fine Arts Gallery,
California State University, Los Angeles
February 12, 2013 to February 28, 2015 | Curated by Bia Gayotto
Between Two Worlds includes 14 artists representing the complex, trans-cultural community of artists based in Los Angeles, whose work explores the relationship between artistic practice and cultural territory. Instead of focusing on one nationality or region, these artists circulate between multiple geographies and mediums, and translate their multicultural experiences into their installations, photographs, paintings, videos, sculptures and drawings. Key to this research is an exploration of the ways national and cultural identities have been constructed, invoked, imagined, critiqued and satirized in their visual works.
Although hybrid traces of other cultures exist in every culture and we are all affected by globalization in one way or another, the artists in this exhibition embody this idea of hybridization and perhaps occupy a “third space.” Associated with massive international migrations, globalization is tied to hybridization as it enables intense socio-cultural and ethnic-racial mixing. Yet, another effect of migration is what Gayotto calls the “third space,” which represents a liminal space between cultures, a place where mental and material cartographies are constantly being negotiated and recreated. This is the site from where these artworks emerge.
Fronteiras Incertas: Arte e Fotografia no Acervo do MAC USP
September 28, 2013 to April 22, 2015 | Curated by Helouise Costa
This exhibition include works that were acquired by the Museum Of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP) from 1962 to 2010. These works push the boundaries of the photographic medium by experimenting with new ideas and modes of presentation.
My work entitled Vertigo, 1991 is part of an installation made of a black-and-white gelatin silver print mounted on the ceiling parallel to a mirror on the floor (240 x 160 cm). The exhibition included 22 artists such as John Coplans, David Hockney and Candida Hofer.