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Elaine TedescoBR, 1963
Elaine Tedesco neé en 1963 à Porto Alegre, Brésil ou elle vit et travaille.
Elaine Tedesco was born in 1963 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where she lives and works.
Since the 1990s Elaine Tedesco has taken part in numerous individual and collective exhibitions, particularly in Porto Alegre and also in São Paulo, Río de Janeiro, Passo Fundo, Curitiba, Brasilia and Bahía. Since her first series, Aparatos para o Sono [Apparatus for Sleep] (1991), she has been investigating our relationship with the body and the evoking of sensations and intermediate psychic states. She establishes links between objects and the exhibition space and, since 1992, has been taking part in temporary intervention projects in uninhabited places or gardens as part of the Arte Constructora group, made up of artists residing in Porto Alegre and São Paulo. She continuously explores the relationships between spaces, objects-installations and spectators. She places beds, cabins or stairs in different places, thereby motivating bodily experiences and reflections on the interval and passage between interior and exterior, contemplation and action.
Lately her work stands out for the permanent unfolding or moving of the photographic register of the works - objects, installations or interventions - towards new visualities. She photographs her installations and projects them, using slides, onto architectures that are generally in a state of neglect. Sobreposições Urbanas [Urban Superimpositions] (2004) and Sobreposições Imprecisas [Imprecise superimpositions] (2003) consisted of slide shows in different cities of the interior of the country, conceived as environments for exchanges and relationships with passers-by and artists invited to participate in an open workshop format.
In Guaritas [Booths] she projected photos of security cabins onto building facades in Porto Alegre, São Paulo and Belém. These visions were captured for new photographs. Her individual exhibitions include Cabines para Isolamento [Cabins for Isolation] and Camas Públicas [Public Beds], shown at the Porto Alegre Central Public Market (1999), and Elaine Tedesco (1996) at the São Paulo Cultural Center.
She has coordinated collective projects such as Sobreposições Urbanas in Porto Alegre (2004) and Proyecto Areal of the Petrobras Visual Arts Program (2002). She has participated in the 1st (1997), 2nd (1999) and 5th (2005) Mercosur Biennial.
Her work forms part of the collections of the Curitiba Contemporary Art Museum, Bahía Modern Art Museum, Río Grande do Sul Contemporary Art Museum in Porto Alegre, and the Brasilia Art Museum.