Artists – Marcos Bonisson and Khalil Charif

Tupianas, 1977-2016 || *World Premier

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This moving image work is an assembly of Super 8 footage filmed in many different places in Brazil during the 70’s. It’s a reflection about the idea of Tupi, the great native nation of inhabitants who lived in this vast solar territory, before the white men arrived – the Tupis-Guaranis called it Pindorama (land of the palm trees). The film work elaborates a non-linear narrative with a collage of “antropofagic images”, presenting the body and space as topology of desires, dreams and a convulsive social device of changes – “Tupi or not to Be“ (José Celso Martinez / Oswald de Andrade), experimenting the choice in life, and language of the essential, instead of the accessory.

Marcos Bonisson (b.1958, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), artist, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. He studied photography, film and drawing at School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage, in Rio the Janeiro (1977-1981). He has a Bachelor degree in Portuguese Literature and a Master degree in Science of Art (UFF). He has been working with videos, Super 8 and photography, since the late seventies. The artist has participated in the São Paulo International Art Biennial in 2006. His art works are part of collections such as, MAM – Rio de Janeiro, Cartier Foundation, and Maison Européenne de la Photographie, among others. His most recent individual exhibitions were at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio (2013) and The Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris (2015).

Khalil Charif (b.1967, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), artist, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. In late 90’s, he studied at Parsons School and New York University. Afterwards, he obtained a Post-graduate degree in Art History at PUC-Rio (among further studies in Art-Philosophy) and accomplished the Advanced Programs of the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage, in his hometown. He was one of the recipients of the awards: “Prêmio Interações Florestais 2011” (Brazil), “ExperimentoBIO 2013” (Spain) and “T.I.N.A. Prize 2015” (Italy). He has participated in several exhibitions and festivals, including: “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid”, France, Germany, Spain, 2007-2008; “International Triennale of Contemporary Art”, Czech Rep., 2008; “24es Instants Vidéo”, France, 2011; “Dublin Biennial”, Ireland, 2014.