residency: MayJune 2017

Clara Ianni (Brazil)

Clara Ianni

(b. 1987, São Paulo) In her practice, she  investigates the links between art, politics and ideology and analyzes the connection between political act and artistic deed.

Using different media such as sculpture, installation, videos, and texts, her work critically reviews hegemonic historical discourses, investigating its zones of invisibility through the exploration of memory and possible counter-narratives as an example of a space of political agency.

Clara Ianni has completed a BFA in Visual Arts at the Universidade de São Paulo. Among her exhibitions we have: Utopia/Distopia, MAAT, Lisbon (2017), Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia (2015), 31st São Paulo Biennale, Brazil (2014), Yebisu Festival, Tokyo (2015), 19th Panorama VideoBrasil, 33º Panorama de Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2013), 12th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (2011). Her residences include the one at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2017), HIWAR - Conversations in Amman, Jordan (2013), Culturia, Berlin (2011), Bolsa Pampulha, Museu da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte (2011) and Casa Tomada, São Paulo (2010). She has worked as assistant of the curator Regis Michel, in the Louvre Museum, and as assistant in the 7th Berlin Biennale, curated by Artur Żmijewski, with Joanna Warsza and Voina.

This residency is organised in frames of residency programme at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in collaboration with Associação Cultural Videobrasil.