Alexandre Baptista, 26, Brazilian, is an artist and researcher. Currently he is residing and working in Berlin. Baptista has a degree in Fine Arts from FAAP. His Archival Art engages with our role in an increasingly interconnected world, questioning how in a territory of permanent transformations, laden with images and objects produced by a consumerist society – which one could serve as material to compose a relevant collection in the light of our historical moment? What elements could constitute, for example, of the identity of a people?
Through the collection of fragments of objects and photographic images, Baptista proposes to intervene in a historical linear narrative, adding other possibilities to it’s course in which new relationships are created. By overlapping languages; creating neighborhoods sometimes by form, sometimes by content, he verifies a way of analysis of the phenomenology which leads to the search for our identity.
Part of Baptista’s project “Social words / ME” will be presented in the group exhibition Reflexive, at SomoS on July 2017 by way of mixed media, installation and video.
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