André Severo

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Curriculum
Born in 1974, in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, André Severo is Masters in Visual Poetics at the PPGAVI/UFRGS. In 2000, alongside Maria Helena Bernardes, he started Areal, a project that defines itself as a dislocated contemporary art action that focuses on transitory situations capable of detaching the occurrence of contemporary thought from the large urban centres and their cultural institutions.

In 2004, he published Consciência errante, the fifth volume in the Documento Areal series, which aims to contribute to the axis of contemporary reflections on the establishment via an intense dialogue on the boundaries that shape the knowledge processes that allow art to exist.

In 2007, in partnership with Grady Gerbracht, Cláudia Vieira and Paula Krause, he created Lomba Alta, a residency programme that uses the physical space of a functioning farm in mid-state Rio Grande do Sul, where the idea is to offer the space and means through which to conduct artistic experiments that focus on the experience of shared creative endeavor and reflection.

In 2008, in partnership with Marcelo Coutinho, he launched the Dois Vazios project, intended not only to foster an encounter between two artistic languages (cinema and the fine arts), but also a clash between two vast Brazilian landscapes: the southern pampas and the northeastern scrub.

In 2009, as part of his involvement in the Pedagogical Project for the 7th Mercosul Biennial, he published Histórias de península e praia grande/Arranco, a partnership with Maria Helena Bernardes that consisted of a book of short oral tales collated from the lower half of Rio Grande do Sul and a film that translates the region’s vastness and traditional repertoire into images, time and symbol.

In 2010, in partnership once again with Maria Helena Bernardes, he curated the Horizonte Expandido exhibition, an exhibition designed to put the Brazilian public in contact with radical works and recorded experiences that inaugurate an important debate on forms of sharing in art and a problematic still very present in contemporary artistic production, namely the construction and affirmation of new possibilities for contact between the artwork and the public. Also in 2010 he released Soma, an audiovisual experiment that deals with interaction between individuals driven by wanderlust.

In 2011, he launched Deriva de sentidos, a book that focuses on the possible confrontations between physical exercise and the landscape, and Dilúvio, a publication that helps attain one of the main goals of the Areal project: to support the production and documentation of works, films and publications that strive to fix creative processes at some moment point prior to their classification and categorization.

Along with Luis Perez-Oramas, he was the curator of the 30th São Paulo Biennial – The imminence of poetics and the Brazilian Pavilion on the 55th Venice Biennial.

Among its main awards are the Petrobrás Visual Arts Project - 2001; The Funarte Conexões Visual Arts Prize, in 2007; The Arte e Patrimônio  Project 2007; The Rede Nacional Funarte Visual Arts  Program2009; The V Açorianos Prize of Plastic Arts, in 2010; The Marcantonio Vilaça Plastic Arts Prize - 6th Edition, in 2013; The Funarte Award for Contemporary Art 2014 in 2014; And the XV Funarte Marc Ferrez Photography Awards 2015, in 2015.