Alberto C. and Ricardo R. are lovers. They are both from Brazil but Alberto lives in Rio while Ricardo lives in Florida.
[Fernando Pessoa, is their patron saint]
Alberto sends ink drawings (Penelopes) and Ricardo scans them and sends Photoshop versions (Combrays).
They have an art game: a medium into another (a poem into a gesture into a video into a photograph etc).
[their postcards to each other: "Je est un autre" and " Madame Bovary, c'est moi" - Rimbaud + Flaubert]
I am of their age and also from Rio. I stand in the very cross between who and where.
You can be their voyeur:
At hotmail.com type
At yahoo.com.br type
Their drawings, photographs, videos, sound, e-mails - longing memorials to their lack: now I am then.
Alberto C. and Ricardo R. are two characters that I invented. Also two facets for myself: right in between fiction and autobiography.
They exchange e-mails; kind of a novel (e-mails into an art medium). My broken English becomes an index of their separation.
2 characters: 2 possibilities for myself: a love story: esquizofrenia: North/South politics: artworks as materializing incantations.
Artist Bio / CV
Rio, July of 1971.
Selected Exhibitions (* solo shows):
2006 A Palavra Peregrina (Museu do Pará/Brazil/Curator: Paulo Herkenhoff);
2006 Carioca Video (Warsaw, Poland/Curator: Alberto Saraiva);
2006 VideoLab (Universidade de Coimbra/Portugal/Curator: Alberto Saraiva);
2005 T/HERE (Artforum 3/Freiburg, Germany/Curator: Björn Barg); *
2005 Scratch Projection (Centre Wallonie Bruxelles/Paris, France/Curator: Yann Beauvais);
2005 Made in Brazil (Centre D’Art Contemporain Faux Mouvement/Metz, France/Curators: Édson Barrus and Maryse Jeanguyot);
2004 Don't Call It Performance (El Museo del Barrio/NYC/Curators: Deborah Cullen and Paco Barrágan);
2003 RealDollar (Museum of Contemporary Art/Saint Louis/ Curator: Shannon Fitzgerald); *
2001 The Classroom (School 33 Art Center/Baltimore/Curator: Janine Antoni); *
1999 V Salão da Bahía (Muse de Arte Moderna de Salvador/Brazil/ Curators: Gilberto Chateaubriand, Marcos Lontra, Pablo Rico etc);
1998 Ubiquitá-Ripetere Milano (Casa Degli Artisti/Milan, Italy/Curator: Luciano Fabro);
1998 Programa de Exposições (Centro Cultural São Paulo/Brazil/Curators: Adriano Pedrosa, Jac Leirner, Marcantonio Villaça etc); *
1997 2nd Meeting in Esthetics (UERJ/Brazil/Curator: Lygia Pape).
2007 Hand Award for Research, Creative and Professional Activity (Stetson University);
2003 Project’s Room Grant (Museum of Contemporary Art / Saint Louis);
2001 World Studio Foundation (NYC);
2001 RTKL Award (Baltimore);
1997 Prêmio Phillips /1st place/Trip to Europe (Museum of Art of São Paulo, MASP).
2002 M.F.A. in Imaging and Digital Arts (University of Maryland, Baltimore County).
1999 M.F.A. in Visual Languages (School of Fine Arts - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).
1993 B.F.A. in Painting (School of Fine Arts - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).
2007 Summer residency, SVA, NYC.
2002 Skowhegan residency.
1995 Nucleus of Advanced Studies, School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage, Rio, Brazil.
1994 London Project.
Professor of art at Stetson University.