Tania Candiani, String Loom, 2018, Installation, 245 x 245 x 270 cm
Courtesy of Vermehlo and the Artist
After sixteen years of existence, Vermelho has established itself as one of the main spaces for contemporary art in Brazil. More than just an exhibition space, Vermelho encourages new ideas and art production by emerging and established artists. In 10.000 square feet, Vermelho hosts two main exhibition rooms, one feature film / video room with 30 seats, one sculpture / installation terrace, a high end restaurant, Tijuana (artist book publisher), and a multi-task gallery façade that has served as support to over 50 works.
With an average of 2.000 visitors per month, the exhibitions at Vermelho try to develop systematic encounters of artists, curators and the general public. Vermelho represents a diverse cast of artists, such as Rosângela Rennó, Dias & Riedweg, Carmela Gross, sided with the new generation of artists like Cinthia Marcelle, Marcelo Cidade, André Komatsu and Jonathas de Andrade.
Ana Maria Tavares
Detanico & Lain
Dias & Riedweg
Dora Longo Bahia
Edgard de Souza
Motta & Lima .
Jonathas de Andrade
The work of Tania Candiani (Mexico City, 1974) has been developed in various media and practices that maintain an interest in the complex intersection between language systems -phonic, graphics, linguistic, symbolic, and technological. She has worked with different associative narratives, taking as a starting point a proposal to invent from re-ordering, remixing, and playing with correspondences between technologies, knowledge and thought, using the idea of organization and reorganization of discourse, as a structure of creative and critical thinking and as material for actual production.
The translation between diverse systems of representation is key in the materialization of her work. She has created interdisciplinary working groups in various fields of knowledge, consolidating intersections between art, design, literature, music, architecture, and science, with an emphasis on new technologies and their history in the production of knowledge. Candiani has projects that involved craft, labor, tradition, synesthesia, rhythm, and translation. She has a particular interest in projects developed for a specific site due to the precise social-historical bonds that these triggers. Candiani uses historical records and archives as materials, just as if it were a fabric, which leads to natural forms of materialization.
She is a fellow of the National System of Art Creators, from Mexico since 2012, in 2011, received the Guggenheim Fellowship for the Arts, and in 2018 the Artist Research Fellowship awarded by the Smithsonian Institution and represented Mexico in the 56th Venice Biennial. Her work has been exhibited in museums, institutions, and independent spaces around the world and is part of relevant public and private collections. Among her monographic books are Cinco variaciones de circunstancias fónicas y una pausa (2014); Habita Intervenido (2015); Possessing Nature. Mexican Pavillion Venice Biennale(2015); and Cromática (2018).