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Nacimiento: 1973 en Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Residencia: Reside en Los Angeles, California, Estados Unidos
Exposiciones colectivas vigentes: Mending the Sky, Kissing Through a Curtain
Próximas exposiciones colectivas: InterStates of Mind: Rewriting the Map of the United States in the Age of the Automobile
Profesionales que le han comisariado:
Premios ganados: 2019 FOCA Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2019 Grants to Artists, Programa de Becas del Radcliffe Institute 2017–2018
Ferias en las que participa con OBRA : ARTBO 2018, Art Basel 18
Galerías y otras organizaciones que le representan: Commonwealth & Council, Galería Luisa Strina, Ltd Los Angeles
Organizaciones con obra: Colección Petitgas, Harvard Art Museums, Kadist Art Foundation
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Descripción del Artista

Biography Clarissa Tossin is a visual artist who uses installation, video, performance, sculpture, and photography to negotiate hybridization of cultures and the persistence of difference. By embracing semantic displacements in given material cultural ecosystems, Tossin's work reflects on circulation from the level of the body to the global industry. Tossin's work has been exhibited widely, including in the exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2018), and in the Twelfth Gwangju Biennale in Gwangju, South Korea (2018). In 2017, Tossin received a commission from the city of Los Angeles as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA for the exhibition Condemned to Be Modern at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Also in conjunction with PST: LA/LA, her work was included in the exhibition Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas at the UCR/California Museum of Photography, which will travel to the Queens Museum in 2019. As a Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard University (2017-18), Tossin worked towards the installation Encontro das Águas (Meeting of Waters) (2018), which became the subject of a solo exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX. The project unfolded into a new exhibition, Future Fossil (2019), commissioned by the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University. Tossin's work has been exhibited domestically at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM; Queens Museum, New York; and internationally at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Iberê Camargo Foundation, Porto Alegre, Brazil; La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mullhouse, France; SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil; and Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Marl, Germany. Tossin is the recipient of a Fellows of Contemporary Art Fellowship (2019) and an Artadia Los Angeles Award (2018); a Fellowship for Visual Artists from the California Community Foundation (2014); and an Artistic Innovation project grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation (2012). She holds an M.F.A. from the California Institute of Arts. Artist Statement My work engages with material cultural production primarily through installation, video, and sculpture. I'm concerned with how cultural differences resist, or are transformed, through exchanges at a local and global level. Sometimes this inquiry follows my own geographic displacements; growing up in Brasília, Brazil, instigated an early interest in the unacknowledged narratives implicit in the built environment. In order to re-contextualize these historical narratives, I employ decolonizing strategies based on my own lived experiences. By doing so, I propose relationships that question established subject positions and claim spaces for idiosyncratic experiences. A recent body of work focused on 1920s Mayan Revival buildings located in Los Angeles and reflected the relationship with the body and performance found in ancient Mayan architecture and cosmology, while claiming a different space for those structures to exist in the present. Tracing history through gesture and displacement, my sculptures often carry the performatic presence of the body; my videos excavate unacknowledged narratives contained in the buildings of Oscar Niemeyer and Frank Lloyd Wright.


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Exposiciones en las que ha participado como artista

Cortesía del Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
31 ene de 2019 - 16 mar de 2019

Future Fossil

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery - Radcliffe Institute / Cambridge, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos

Cortesía de Luisa Strina
08 nov de 2018 - 21 dic de 2018

Azul maia

Galería Luisa Strina / São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil

Clarissa Tossin, Brasília Teimosa (video still), 2014. Courtesy the artist and Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo.
03 jul de 2018 - 29 jul de 2018

When the Land Speaks: Clarissa Tossin

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum / East Lansing, Michigan, Estados Unidos

InterStates of Mind: Rewriting the Map of the United States in the Age of the Automobile
07 nov de 2020 - 10 abr de 2021

InterStates of Mind: Rewriting the Map of the United States in the Age of the Automobile

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum / East Lansing, Michigan, Estados Unidos

Mending the Sky
10 oct de 2020 - 31 ene de 2021

Mending the Sky

NOMA - New Orleans Museum of Art / New Orleans, Louisiana, Estados Unidos

Jorge Macchi, American Dream, 2011; Invitation of 2011’s solo show by the artist — Cortesía de Galeria Luisa Strina
04 ago de 2020 - 26 sep de 2020

Nuestra América

Galería Luisa Strina - Anexo / São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil

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