Mari Nagem (b. Belo Horizonte, 1984) lives and works in São Paulo. She received a master’s degree in visual arts from the Haute École d’Art et Design de Genève. Her current work explores the artificiality of landscapes and human interventions, investigating the transformations of the environment through technology and by capturing images using digital media. She is interested in how human thoughts and actions can transform the environment, creating artificial horizons and alternate realities.
As a multimedia artist, Mari Nagem works between mediums to produce installations, video and photography. Working between the real and the virtual, painstakingly selecting titles for her work, analyzing the relations between space and object, exploring bold colors, bright materials and visual effects, she aims to raise existential questions and explore them with lighthearted cynicism.
Mari Nagem’s video works have been selected for FILE, CineOP, Arte.Mov and Athens Video Art Festival. She has participated in group exhibitions in Europe and Brazil and was invited to the Vatelón residence in Uruguay. She currently has her studio in SAO, an independent space for production and exchange of artistic experiences in São Paulo.
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