Marina Camargo

Maceió, 1980
LIVES AND WORKS IN Porto Alegre and Berlim

Marina Camargo was born in Maceió, Alagoas, and lived in Porto Alegre almost her whole life. She studied Visual Arts at Instituto de Artes (UFRGS, Porto Alegre), where she also completed her master's degree in Visual Arts in 2007 (emphasis on visual poetics). She studied Visual Culture at Universitat de Barcelona (Department of Visual Arts, Spain). Camargo received the DAAD scholarship for artists in 2010, when she went to study Germany, later receiving the Diploma from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (AdBK Munich).

Marina Camargo has held several solo exhibitions, including: "Antes, e ainda agora" (Espaço Cultural ESPM, Porto Alegre, 2018), "Ensaio sobre uma ordem das coisas" (Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre, 2015), "Reflexo Distante" (Galeria Bolsa de Arte, Porto Alegre, 2013), "Biblioteca" (Centro Cultural São Paulo), among others.

Camargo participated in group exhibitions as "RSXXI – Rio Grande do Sul Experimental" (Curatorship of Paulo Herkenhoff in the Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre), "Arte e Ciência: nós entre os extremos" (Curatorship of Paulo Miyada, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo), "Cidade Gráfica" (Curatorship of Celso Longo, Daniel Trench and Elaine Ramos, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo), 8th Biennial of Mercosur (curatorship of Aracy Amaral, MARGS, Porto Alegre), among others.

In 2019 she received the Açorianos Award (from the Secretaria Municipal de Cultura, Porto Alegre) for the "Before, and even now" in the category Best exhibition of the year, and in 2014 received the Açorianos Award in the category featured artist of the year. In 2013 she received the Incentive Scholarship to the Visual Arts Production (Bolsa Estímulo à Produção em Artes Visuais) of FUNARTE, when she developed the project on the Brazilian Sertões titled "Como se faz um deserto" (The making of a desert). In 2012 she was the winner of the Iberê Camargo Grant for a artistic residence at Gasworks, London. During this period she begins the research on Beckton Alps, a video project and publication completed on 2018. In 2010 shee received the DAAD Scholarship for visual artists to study with the artist Peter Kogler at the AdBK in Munich.

Marina Camargo’s works are part of the collections of Rio Art Museum (MAR), Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul (MARGS), Cultural Center São Paulo (CCSP), Vera Chaves Barcellos Foundation and Museum of Contemporary Art of Rio Grande do Sul (MAC-RS).

In her works, Marina investigates the relations of representation of the things or phenomena of the world, either through the direct relation with the places or from found references. With a background in drawing and photography, but working with various media such as video or installations, her works are built through an approximation between the concept of the works and their means of accomplishment.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Der Ort danach | O lugar depois, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany

2018
Antes, e ainda agora, Espaço Cultural ESPM, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2015
Ensaio sobre uma ordem das coisas, Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre, Brazil



2013
Reflexo distante, Galeria Bolsa de Arte, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2012
Planisfério, Zip’up, at Zipper Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

2009
Mundos paralelos, Galeria Bolsa de Arte, Porto Alegre, Brazil



2008
Biblioteca, CCSP – São Paulo Cultural Center, São Paulo, Brazil

Espaçamento, MAC – Sala Theodoro de Bona, Curitiba, Brazil

Palavra perdida, Galeria Virgilio, São Paulo, Brazil

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
EU ESTOU AQUI AGORA, Fundação Vera Chaves Barcelos, Viamão – Brazil

APRENDENDO COM MIGUEL BAKUN: SUBTROPICAL, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo – Brazil

FIRE FAÍSCA FUNKE, Mario Kreuzberg Gallery, Berlin – Germany

TECHNÉ, Galerie Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin – Germany

2018
MINOR COSMOPOLITAN, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin – Germany

LOOP DISCOVER, Antica Fabrica Damm, Barcelona – Spain

ATERRO, Pinacoteca Ruben Berta, Porto Alegre – Brazil

RS XXI – RS Experimental, Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre – Brazil

LA IMAGEN ARDE, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2017
AÃ, Vera Chaves Barcellos Foundation, Porto Alegre, Brazil

ELOGIAMOS A CASA A PERDER DE VISTA, Galeria Bolsa de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil

DIE BLAUE NACHT, Video installation at St. Egidien Church, Nuremberg, Germany

2016
A CIDADE, AS RUÍNAS E DEPOIS, Torre Malakoff/FUNARTE, Recife, Brazil

DOCUMENTOS DE TRANSIÇÃO, Galeria Península, Porto Alegre, Brazil



2015
ARTE E CIÊNCIA: nós entre os extremos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil

FILMES E VIDEOS DE ARTISTAS - Itaú Cultural e Fundação Iberê Camargo, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil

TENDÊNCIA DO LIVRO DE ARTISTA NO BRASIL – 30 ANOS DEPOIS, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil

ON PAPER, Galería Arte 72, Valencia, Spain

PROYECTOR 15, 8th International Videoart Festival, Madrid, Spain

IVAHM, New Media Festival, Centro Neomudéjar, Madrid, Spain

2014
CIDADE GRÁFICA, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil

O DESENHO COMO INSTRUMENTO - SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil

FUSSBALL WELTWEIT, Lichthof des Auswärtigen Amts, Berlin, Germany

2013
AO SUL, PAISAGEM, Galeria Bolsa de Arte, Porto Alegre, Brazil

CAMPO MAGNÉTICO, Fundação ECARTA, Porto Alegre, Brazil

O JOGO SÓ ACABA QUANDO TERMINA, Museu Nacional (Brasília) + Palacete das Artes (Salvador) + Anexo Zabala (Montevideo) + MUNTREF (Buenos Aires) + SESC Quitandinha (Rio de Janeiro)

WALKING, Paço das Artes - São Paulo, Brazil

2012

MAR DE TUBARÃO, Galeria Jaqueline Martins – São Paulo, Brazil

FILE HIPERSONICA – SESI São Paulo, Brazil

ACIREMA, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, USA



2011
OS 10 PRIMEIROS ANOS – Instituto Tomie Othake, São Paulo, Brazil

8th MERCOSUR BIENNIAL, MARGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil

TERRITÓRIO DE CAÇA, Zipper Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

MOVING IMAGE, ADBK, Munich, Germany

LUGARES/REPRESENTAÇÕES, FUNARTE, São Paulo, Brazil

PERCURSOS SIMULADOS, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil

SIMULATED PATHWAYS, Skalitzer 140, Berlin, Germany

2010
THE SOUTH PROJECT, The West Space, Melbourne, Australia

DOIS PONTOS, Museu Murillo la Greca, Recife, Brazil

CONVIVÊNCIA ESPACIAL, Fundação ECARTA, Porto Alegre + Museu Murillo la Greca, Recife, Brazil

2009
7th BIENAL DO MERCOSUL, Projetáveis, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2008
15. SALÃO DA BAHIA, MAM-BA, Salvador, Brazil

FILE, SESI São Paulo, Brazil

2007
PALAVRA FIGURADA, Espaço Cultural ESPM, Porto Alegre, Brazil

PERCURSOS, Galeria DMAE, Porto Alegre, Brazil

DETRITUS, Museu do Trabalho, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2006
ATOS VISUAIS, FUNARTE, Brasília, Brazil

2005
USOS RITUALS – MÈS ENLLÀ DEL LENGUATGE, Centro Civic Can Felipa, Barcelona, Spain

AWARDS

2019
Açorianos Award for Visual Artist (Category: Best Solo Exhibition of the Year for “Antes, e ainda agora”) – Bureau of culture and arts of Porto Alegre City (Brazil)

Nominee to PIPA Prize (Brazil)

2017
Nominee to PIPA Prize (Brazil)

2016
Nominee to PIPA Prize (Brazil)



2014
Açorianos Award for Visual Artist (Category: Artist of the Year) – Bureau of culture and arts of Porto Alegre City (Brazil)

Açorianos Award for Visual Artist (Category: Photography) – Bureau of culture and arts of Porto Alegre City (Brazil)

2013
Fellowship FUNARTE (Bolsa Estímulo à produção em Artes Visuais) – support to visual arts production

2012
Bolsa Iberê Camargo – Iberê Camargo Grant for visual artist: residency at Gasworks, London (UK)



2010
Prize Brasil Arte Contemporânea – Fundação Bienal de São Paulo and Ministério da Cultura (Brazil)

Prize FUNARTE de Arte Contemporânea – FUNARTE - National Foundation for Arts (Brazil)

Açorianos Award for Visual Artist (Prêmio Açorianos Incentivo à produção plástica) – Bureau of culture and arts of Porto Alegre City (Brazil)

2008
São Paulo Cultural Center Acquisition Prize (Prêmio Aquisição do CCSP) – Centro Cultural São Paulo (Brazil)

FORMAÇÃO + RESIDÊNCIAS

2015
Bolsa DAAD, ADBK, Munique / Berlin (DAAD Wiedereinladung Program)

2012
Residência em GASWORKS, Londres / Bolsa Iberê Camargo



2011
Bolsa DAAD para artistas – Akademie der Bildenden Künste München (Alemanha)

2007
Mestrado em Artes Visuais (ênfase: poéticas visuais) - PPGAVI - Instituto de Artes, UFRGS, Porto Alegre



2004
Pós-Graduação em Cultura Visual, Departamento de Belas Artes - Universidade de Barcelona, Espanha

2002
Graduação em Artes Visuais (ênfase: desenho) – Instituto de Artes, UFRGS, Porto Alegre

PUBLICAÇÃO / AUTORIA EM LIVRO

CAMARGO, Marina. Como se faz um deserto / Marina Camargo, com colaboração de Janaína Amado ... [et al]. Porto Alegre: M. Camargo, 2013.

THOMAZ, A.; ESCOBAR, D.; CAMARGO, M. Lugares/Representações. Porto Alegre: [s.ed.], 2011