SomoS Artist in Residence Summer 2015 Ingrid Bittar came from her hometown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to work on her collages, and their subsequent presentation at SomoS.
The young artist’s detailed figurative collage work reflects on the formation of identity, and the things that happen inside a home. A longtime obsessive collector of vintage books and magazines, Bittar employs imagery taken from the worlds of three generations: children, parents and grandparents. A cumulative, sometimes literally top-heavy crushing sense of heritage is a recurrent part of the baroque narrative of the artist’s collages.
At SomoS, Ingrid Bittar also further developed her “Mappings,” a series of new crafty works which visually trace the lineage of her collages.
As the closing presentation of Ingrid’s Artist in Residence period at SomoS, its curators have organized the Imprint duo collage exhibition (October 1-17, 2015).
“Indexing artistic responses to the weight of cumulative history and cultural givens,” Imprint presents Bittar’s collages and mappings alongside those of another very talented young artist working in this field, David Woodward (Canada).