Chance Operations
Arts and Tactics


On going — 
    Void and Ghost
    DTYTS
    Lines
    As one (flag project)         
    Doppelganger
    Alien Support Service
    Madness/Magic
    Deep Learning
    Earthly Issues 

Archive — 
    TV me
    Possibility of an Island
    Progresso e Ordem
    Austin, Rio de Janeiro
    #Three3some project
    Performance Archives



Ripples in space —
  1. a perfect metaphor, allegory. limited proposition to reduced anthropomorphism  ready-made analog. attempts at the understanding of all things.

Mark






I am artist and researcher born in Brazil of Brazilian-Luxembourger citizenship, currently based in New York. I create elements and processes aiming at contributing to human development in harmony with other species and the planet. I make experimental models to test possible functional, aesthetic and theoretical scenarios. Each new project has its own visual and conceptual language, and I'm usually working on multiple projects, some with very extended timelines.





Past investigations on language and memory have resulted in works that reflect on the passage of time and energy. Identity and politics have been recurrent themes in my work, both autonomously and in collaboration with other artists. Experimentation is at the core of my practice. Chance plays an important role in whatever I research, as well as scientific methods of investigation. I’m interested in protecting the earth’s ecosystem. I prioritise using lent, found, given and everyday objects in the making of my physical creations.

I studied arts both in Rio de Janeiro and New York. I also have degrees in urban planning (Ph.D., Rio de Janeiro), social policy and planning (M.Sc., London) and administration (B.Sc., Florianópolis). I worked extensively as a researcher and activist in themes related to social justice.


Contact me at tooseriousnotsamba@gmail.com

For my on going collaboration with artist Keren Moscovitch see doppelgangertheproject.com


Selected Shows

Solo—
2018     Voids, Vacuums and Ghosts - Curated by Sarah Crown, at
             The Yard - Columbus Circle, New York
2016     Emotion Blindness: An Art fiction, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery,
             New York
2013     Ambi valentia, Casamata, Rio de Janeiro

Group—
2018    12th Anarchist Arts Festival, Judson Memorial Church,
            New York
            No Grey Zone: Stories We Tell in Black and White, popup
            show in conjunction with Yuko Uchida’s performance
            “Sunshower,” Ideal Glass, New York
2017    11th Anarchist Arts Festival, Judson Memorial Church, New
            York
            New York Print Week - IPCNY's Printfest, New York
            VI Creative Mischief , National Academy Museum, New
            York
2016    10th Anarchist Arts Festival, Judson Memorial Church, New
            York
            V Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York
            Emotion, Discovery and Illusion: Between Art and Fashion,
            National Academy Museum School, curated by Maurizio
            Pellegrin, New York
2015    The Sphinx Returns | Grace Exhibition Space, curated by
            Whitney V. Hunter, New York
            Concerning Human Understanding, Flatiron Project Space,
            curated by Keren Moscovitch, New York
            The Artist As Philosopher, AW Asia/ curated by IDSVA, New
            York
            9th anarchist Art Festival. Judson Memorial, New York
            Experiments in Self Portraiture, National Academy Museum
            and School, curated by Maurizio Pellegrin, New York
            IV Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York
2013
            Run Rabbit Run, School of Visual Arts Westside Gallery,
            curated by Keren Moscovitch, New York
            Digital Urbano Mostra de vídeos, EAV Parque Lage | Rio de
            Janeiro
            #three3some project, Instagram
2012    Exposição, Capacete, Teatro Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
            Séries Gráficas em Processo, EAV Parque Lage, curated by
            Fernando Lopes, Rio de Janeiro
2011    Cotidiano e Mobilidade, EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 
            Outros cinemas, Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro, curated
            by Paola Barreto, Rio de Janeiro

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Contact me at tooseriousnotsamba@gmail.com
Selected artworks available at ArtSpace