Drawing has been a common practice since the beginning of my production (early 90's), first as sculpture studies, then developing their own life and language. For The Viewing Program I propose works which use circular shapes, where the idea of flow forms, mainly water and air movements in nature, is present. These are drawings on paper, and works developed from the same drawing ideas. The series "Entre Rios" (Between Rivers), "Redes" (Nets) and "Rios" (Rivers) were executed after a boat trip through the Amazonas River (North Brazil). Amazonas is the biggest river in the world (in water volume), and boats are by far the main transport, which the population uses hanging nets for sleeping and resting. These are china ink drawings, using pen nibs and fingertips The "Desenho nas paredes" (Wall Drawings) are done since 2003. They are lines formed by small circles executed directly on the wall after observing the architecture, and using its line as suggestions. No project is done beforehand, creation and ink choice depend on my space circulation and perception. The final work is the sum of the drawing plus the space. The "Mobile de Globos" (Mirrored Disco Balls Mobiles) are realized since 2005. As the name suggests, they're mobiles made from Disco Balls with different sizes which counterbalance themselves hung on aluminum bars. Number of balls and dimensions change according to the size and light of the place they're set. Light, natural or artificial, falling on the disco balls projects on the surrounding space small and constantly moving circles. "Caderno Confete" (Confetti Notebook) is a three feet long handmade notebook. Its pages are one by one painted with watercolor and then perfurated in round shapes. When handled, the shapes will loosen themselves, revealing the color layers of the pages below, and alluding to the playfull use of confetti in brazilian carnival.
Artist Bio / CV
Debora Santiago was born (1972) and lives in Curitiba, South Brazil. She's graduated in sculpture in Escola de Musica e Belas Artes do Parana (1995) and has Master degree in Visual Arts at Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (2005). One mans shows 2008 Galeria T20, Murcia / Spain. 2007 Galeria Monumental, Lisbon / Portugal. 2005 Fundação Cultural de Criciúma. Ybakatu Espaço de Arte, Curitiba. 2003 SESC da Esquina, Curitiba. 2001 Ybakatu Espaço de Arte, Curitiba. Colectives 2008 Quasar Galeria, Porto / Portugal. ARCO 08 - Brasil guest country, stand Ybakatu Espaço de Arte, Madrid / Spain. 2007 12 x 7 = 84 + 12 cadernos + 12 metros, Beto Batata e Ybakatu Espaço de Arte, Curitiba. Museu Victor Meirelles, Florianopolis. ARCO 07 - Proyectos / Projects Programme, Madrid / Spain. 2006 Programa Rumos Visuais. Itau Cultural, Sao Paulo; Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro and Casa das 11 Janelas, Belém. Centro Dragão do Mar, Fortaleza. 2005 MAC, Curitiba. Museu da UFPR, Curitiba. 2004 Casa Andrade Muricy, Curitiba. Espaco 803 804, Florianópolis. 2003 Art Frankfurt - Project Curator' s Choice, Frankfurt / Germany. Manifestação Internacional de Performance, Belo Horizonte. 2002 Adriana Penteado Arte Contemporânea, Sao Paulo. Faxinal das artes, MAC, Curitiba. Arte Brasileno de Hoy, Pamplona; Salamanca e Santander / Spain. E(x)tra Bienal, E(x)tra Arte Contemporânea, Sao Paulo. 2001 Arte Joven de Brasil, Galeria Rafael Ortiz, Sevilha / Spain. 2000 Feira de Arte Contemporânea de Lisboa, stand Ybakatu Espaço de Arte, Lisbon / Portugal. Projeto Linha Imaginaria, Museu de Arte de Belém and Funarte, Sao Paulo. Centro Cultural Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro. Public Collections: Fundação Cultural de Curitiba, Secretaria da Cultura do Parana, Museu Alfredo Andersen and Museu da Universidade Federal do Parana - Curitiba. Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura - Fortaleza. Fundacion ARCO / Spain.