Felipe Bittencourt | Brazil

An actor and visual artist, he holds a baccalaureate degree in Visual Arts from Centro Universitário Belas Artes in São Paulo, 2007, with a major in Photography from Escola Panamericana de Arte e Design, 2010. He works predominantly with performance, using drawings as a base language to research and develop his pieces, and photography to explore the urban space and his own body. In his work, he explores physical boundaries and self-aggression as poetic possibilities in long duration performances, questioning the body as an artistic medium. His art has been featured in several festivals and organizations, such as Verbo, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo (2013); Paço das Artes, São Paulo (2013); Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, São Paulo (2011); Arte Pará, Belém, Brazil (2008); and others. He undertook residencies at Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife (2014) and at the Red Bull House of Art, São Paulo (2011). Felipe Bittencourt lives and works in São Paulo.

PERFORMANCE DIÁRIA | 2011, installation

Working in the field of performance, Felipe Bittencourt creates pieces that speculate about the boundaries that separate the body from architecture, as well as desire from the capability to realize it; they also inquire about resistance, pain, violence, and the role of the body as a material for art. In Performance diária, the artist creates the project for a performance day by day, with drawings and instructions. Shown side by side, the 365 proposals ultimately function as a diary of feelings and states of mind. 

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