Alexandre Baptista

Artist-in-Residence

from: 01.05.2017   to: 31.07.2017

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.

The speed and transit of information accessed by technological devises has brought remote locations closer, and as we become acquainted with the world, with its universality of possibilities, we are led to reflect what role we play in it.

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, I propose 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, I verify a character of analysis of the phenomenology of which leads to the search for our identity.

Alexandre Baptista, Artist’s Statement

 


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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