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Tamar Guimarães
Exhibition & Residency:
December 1 2015 – January 30, 2016

Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj, Address Rehearsal, 2013, slide projection with synchronized sound, 5’, courtesy of the artists and Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

In Tamar Guimarães’ practice the dead are always at work, and the past is as porous as the present. In her manifold films and installation works, spiritism, nation-building, colonial narratives and modernist forms create a grammar of displacement and deferral where trauma is always present but never apparent.

Currently living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark, Guimarães has had solo exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume Satellite, Paris (2012); Gasworks, London (2011); Artspace Sydney (2010); and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2009), among other venues. Her work has recently been included in group exhibitions such as The Belgian Pavilion at The 56th Venice Biennale (2015), The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (2013); the São Paulo Biennial (2010 and 2014); Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); the Sharjah Biennial (2013); Better Homes, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York, (2013); 31o Panorama, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2009); and the Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2008).

This residency is supported by the Getty Foundation as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place across Southern California from September 2017 through January 2018.

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