E-mail

mauragrimaldi@gmail.com

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Bio

Born in São Paulo, Maura Grimaldi completed her undergraduate and master's degree at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. It was in the early years of her education that she began to develop her first artistic projects.

 

Maura Grimaldi works as an artist and researcher. Her interests lies into subjects like phantasmagoria; the invisible; the already obsolete photographic technologies; and devices related to the immersive experience of images contemplation (Panoramas, darkrooms, magic lantern and other optical devices.). It’s trough the investigation of those subjects that the artist tries to reflect about the many conceptions of image.

Among her main projects are the Independent Study Program of Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo - PIMASP coordinated by Adriano Pedrosa and Tobi Maier (Brazil, 2016/2017); the residency HANGAR in Lisbon (Portugal, 2017); PIVÔ Research program (Brazil, 2017); 6th edition of the Pampulha's Grant Program (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2016).; 11th Red Bull Station Artistic Residency (Brazil, 2015); artistic residency at Center of Art and Technology JACA, Belo Horizonte (Brazil, 2014); the exhibition A vanguarda está em ti in the ocassion of 55th year of the Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra (Portugal, 2014);  artistic residency at École Superieure de Beaux Arts, Tours, (France, 2013); I Mostra do Programa de Fotografia 2012/2013 in the Centro Cultural São Paulo (Brazil, 2012); exhibition Corners at Museum of Contemporary Art of São Paulo (Brazil, 2012).

Currently, she is developing a PhD in Lisbon, Portugal, related to studies of projected still images, where she also continues with projects related to the Micro Center for Studies in Projections.

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 CV

Education: 

2017 (Ongoing): PhD - Universidade Nova de Lisboa. 

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas. Lisbon, Portugal.

2017 (Incomplete): Bachelor’s degree in Language and Literature.

School of Philosophy, Literature and Human Sciences. University of São Paulo (Brazil).

2010/2012: Master in Visual Arts. (Research).

University of São Paulo (Brazil).

2010: ICP - School of the International Center of Photography, New York, NY. (USA) 

2006/2009: Graduated (Bachelor) in Visual Arts.

University of São Paulo (Brazil).

Grants, bursaries, prizes, commissions and nominations:

2018: Nominated for the PIPA Prize 2018, a partnership between PIPA Institute and the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio). Brazil.

2016, May – October: 6th Edition of the Pampulha’s Museum Grant (Residency). Belo Horizonte, Brazil. http://www.bhfazcultura.pbh.gov.br/map_painel

2014: Funarte’s Prize – Stimulus to Production in Visual Arts 2014 for the project “Ronda – Parte 1”, co-authored with Flora Leite (1988, Brazil). Brazilian federal prize for contemporary art.

2012: Subsides for the project of artistic residency “Synopsis of various territories” in the École Superieure de Beaux Arts in Tours, France, offered by the Ministry of Culture of Brazil (Federal Government).

2012: Grant for the project of artistic residency “Synopsis of various territories” in the École Superieure de Beaux Arts in Tours, France, offered by the Department of Culture and Extension from the University of São Paulo. Project in collaboration with the curator Samuel de Jesus (1979, France), and the artists Juliano Gouveia (1979, Brazil) and Patrícia Osses (1971, Chile).

2012: Prize for the photographic series “Corners” offered by the Bureau of Culture of the Government of the State of São Paulo.

2010-2012: Fellowship from the Support Foundation of Research from the State of São Paulo to develop the project Corners: a research about color in the contemporary Brazilian photography (developed during the Master in Visual Arts of University of São Paulo).

2009: Prize for the project “Práticas Pictóricas” offered by the Bureau of Culture of the Government of the State of São Paulo.

Artistic residency:

2017, July: HANGAR. Lisbon, Portugal.

2017, March – June: PIVÔ Research. São Paulo, Brazil.

http://www.pivo.org.br/artistas/maura-grimaldi/

2017/2016: Independent Study Program of Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo. Coord. Adriano Pedrosa and Tobi Maier.
Critical seminars every week and periodic critical monitoring. MASP, São Paulo, Brazil. http://masp.art.br/masp2010/mediacaoeprogramaspublico_palestras_pimasp.php

2016, May – October: 6th Edition of the Pampulha’s Museum Grant – Residency. Belo Horizonte, Brazil. http://www.bhfazcultura.pbh.gov.br/map_painel

2015, July - November: 11th Red Bull Station Artistic Residency, International program, São Paulo, Brazil.
http://www.redbullstation.com.br/residencias/11a-edicao/residente/maura/

2014, August - September: International Residency Program from JACA – Center of Art and Technology in partnership with Clóvis Salgado Foundation, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. http://www.jaca.center/ja-ca-praca-7/

2013, September-October: Artistic residency École Superieure de Beaux Arts in Tours, France. http://tours.esba-talm.fr/

2013, July: Photographic Marathon offered by the International Photography Festival of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
http://www.fif.art.br/selecionados-maratona-fitigrafica-2013/

2012, April - June: Artistic residency Ateliê Aberto#6 offered by Casa Tomada. São Paulo, Brazil. http://casatomada.com.br/site/?page_id=7763

2010, October - November: Artistic residency Ateliê do Paço das Artes. São Paulo, Brazil. 2009. January - June: Artistic residency Práticas Pictóricas. São Paulo, Brazil.

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2018, August: The work appearing in your memory is not mine. Galeria Virgílio, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

2015, July: Solo exhibition “Ronda – Parte 1” (Funarte’s Prize). Casa Tomada, São Paulo, Brazil. Co-authored with Flora Leite (1988, Brazil).
http://casatomada.com.br/site/?p=10193

2012, October: Solo exhibition “Corners”. Museum of Contemporary Art of São Paulo. São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.mac.usp.br/mac/

Mains group exhibitions:

2017, December: “Periscope”, curated by Fernando Velázquez. EAC - Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay.

2017, December: "60 years of the Pampulha Art Museum". Pampulha’s Museum of Art. Belo Horizonte, MG.

2017, August: "The System Breakdown - Lastro's Exhibition at Al Janiah", curated by Beatriz Lemos, Leonardo Araújo and Luiza Mader. Al Janiah, São Paulo, Brazil.

2017, July-September: “Lecture Room”. SESC São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil. 2017, June: IX Open Studio, Pivô Research. São Paulo, Brazil.

2017, January/June: 8a Salão dos Artistas Sem Galeria.
Galeria Sancovsky (SP), Galeria Zipper (SP), Galeria Orlando Lemos (MG), Potrich Arte Contemporânea (GO), Brazil.
2016, October: “6th Bolsa Pampulha”. Pampulha’s Museum of Art. Belo Horizonte, MG. Oct.16 - Feb.17.

2016, July: “Periscope”, Zipper Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.

2016, March: “And again mountain, river, sea, jungle, forest”. Org. JACA – Center of Art and Technology, SESC Palladium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

2015, November: 11th Red Bull Station Artistic Residency, São Paulo, Brazil. 2015, August: “What walks beside“, SESC Vila Mariana, São Paulo, Brazil.

2014, November: International Residency Program from JACA – Center of Art and Technology in partnership with Clóvis Salgado Foundation, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

2014, July: "The vanguard is in you". 55 Years of the Circle of Fine Arts of Coimbra - Fragments of a collection. Coimbra, Portugal.

2014, January: “Synopsis of various territories” as a result from the artistic residency at ESBAT-Tours (France). Emma Thomas Gallery. São Paulo, Brazil. http://emmathomas.com.br/exposicao/sinopse-de-varios-territorios/

2013, September: Exhibition and publication “Everybody knows that are cities and bodies were built to be destroyed”. Mônica Filgueiras Gallery. São Paulo, Brazil. http://bamboonet.com.br/agenda/todo-mundo-sabe-coletiva

2013, July: International Photography Festival of Belo Horizonte. Participation in the “Photographic Marathon”. Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
http://www.fif.art.br/maratona-fotografica/

2013, March: Group “III Prêmio Diário Contemporâneo de Fotografia”. Belém, Pará, Brazil. http://www.diariocontemporaneo.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/catalogo2013.pdf

2012, June: Artistic residency Program “Ateliê Aberto#6” offered by Casa Tomada. Guarulhos, Brazil. http://casatomada.com.br/site/?page_id=7763

2012, June: “I Photography’s program show” at the Cultural Center of São Paulo. São Paulo, Brazil.
http://www.centrocultural.sp.gov.br/

2011, October: “Colour’s Space”. Paço das Artes. São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.pacodasartes.org.br/

2011, March: “4Cidades”. CAPC – Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal.

http://www1.ci.uc.pt/prospecto/academia/oa_capccac.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEblMCxdK_A

2010, May: “16° Salão Unama de Pequenos Formatos”. Galeria de Arte Graça Landeira. Belém, Brazil.

2009, October: Group exhibition “Photography’s Week”. Museum of Art Ribeirão Preto. Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

2009, September: “60o Salon of April - Fortaleza (CE)”. Fortaleza, Brazil.

Publications:

2016: Publicações do “Micro Centro de Estudos em Projeções: Diafilmes”. Material produzido na ocasião da 6a edição do Programa Bolsa Pampulha, Belo Horizonte.

2015, August: “Build a lighthouse and take it mountain”. Publication from the project “Ronda – Parte 1” (Funarte’s Prize), co-authored with Flora Leite.

2014, November: “A documentation in 36 photograms”. Publication made in the occasion of the International Residency Program from JACA – Center of Art and Technology in partnership with Clóvis Salgado Foundation, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

2012, July: “Convivência #6”. Group publication made in the occasion of the artistic residency Ateliê Aberto#6 offered by Casa Tomada. São Paulo, Brazil.

Public conferences and special projects:

2017, July: Cafuné. Public presentation as conclusion of  HANGAR’s residency, Lisbon, Portugal.

2017, March: Arte Papo - Maura Grimaldi. Ema Klabin’s Foundation, São Paulo, Brazil.

2017, March: The São Paulo Episode – The GAM#6 [curaticism], a Spoken-Word Exhibition curated by Alessandro Facente (Italy/USA). Ateliê 397, São Paulo, Brazil. 

2016, February: Cycle of lectures and workshops - Maura Grimaldi. School of photography Rever - Estudos em Fotografia, São Paulo, Brazil.