Alice Shintani

My homeland, Brazil, has a huge diversity of cultures and identities, but a violent inequality in all aspects of life determines us since colonial times. Such forms of violence left active scars on our collective body ́s memory, starting with deep-rooted class and racial prejudices. I believe the aesthetic experience of the world could dislocate somehow such repressed colonial unconscious that roots our present, as it induces the ability of our body to become vulnerable to what and who surround us, to let ourselves be taken over by the sensation of disparity between the forms of reality and the movements that fluctuate underneath its apparent stability.

Since 2003, I have been working from an expanded idea on painting to imagine forms of approaching to the emancipated other and to reflect on possibilities of the aesthetic experience today: where, whom and how it can be shared in order to dislocate something. Defending the idea that such experience exists beyond the established art system, I have been transiting between different contexts, interested in diminishing the distances and meanings between poetic and political gestures.

Who Alice Shintani Born Brazil, 1971
What Artist Artisticname Alice Shintani
Activity Sweet Home 2018: Open Call Web
Tel +55 (11) 99124-3245 Email

Exhibitions (selection)

  • Solo shows: (2017) "Menas", Galeria Marcelo Guarnieri, Sao Paulo. (2013) "The Raw and The Cooked", Galeria Marcelo Guarnieri, Ribeirão Preto / (2012) "Hanafuda", Galeria Mercedes Viegas, Rio de Janeiro / (2011) "Bakemono", Casa Triângulo, Sao Paulo / (2010) "Sinopse", Galeria Mercedes Viegas, Rio de Janeiro / (2009) "Ether", Galeria Virgilio, Sao Paulo / (2008) "Alice Shintani", Galeria Marcelo Guarnieri, Ribeirão Preto / (2007) "Quimera", Galeria Virgilio, Sao Paulo; "Estações", Centro Cultural Sao Paulo; Aproximações, Paço das Artes, Sao Paulo.
  • Group shows: (2017) "Autumn Residents", Delfina Foundation, London; "Shadowns and Monsters", Gasworks/Studio 7, London; "OSSO - Exposição-Apelo ao Amplo Direito de Defesa de Rafael Braga", Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo / (2016) "Olhar inComum", Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba / (2014) "Survival Adaptations", Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland / (2013) "Utropic", Centre of Contemporary Art, Poznan; "II Itamaraty Acquisition Prize", Federal Government, Brasília / (2012) "Técnicas de Desaparecimento", Guantanamo / (2009) "Rumos Artes Visuais - Trilhas do Desejo", Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro / (2008) "Nova Arte Nova", Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo / (2006) "25o Arte Pará", Belem / (2004) "VIII Bienal do Recôncavo", Sao Felix / (2003) "III Salão Bunkyo de Pintura Figurativa", Sao Paulo.

Awards and Scholarships (selection)

  • (2018) "Sweet Home" Residency, Hablar En Arte, Madrid / (2017) SP-Arte Residency Prize, Delfina Foundation, London; Visiting Artist, Valand Academy, Gothenburg / (2014) "100 Painters of Tomorrow" Catalogue, Thames & Hudson, London / (2012) Acquisition-award, "II Concurso Itamaraty de Arte Contemporânea", Brasília / (2009) Finalist-award, Bolsa Iberê Camargo 2009. Fundação Iberê Camargo / (2007) Acquisition-award, "9o Salão Nacional Victor Meirelles", Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina / (2006) Acquisition-award, "VIII Bienal Nacional do Recôncavo", São Félix / (2004) Acquisition-award, "36o Salão de Arte Contemporânea de Piracicaba" / (2003) Honour mention, "III Salão Bunkyo de Pintura Figurativa". Sao Paulo.

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