Tatiana Blass, 1979 – São Paulo, Brazil
Lives and works in Belo Horizonte and São Paulo, Brazil
Having attained an undergraduate degree in Art from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), she has been pursuing a career as professional artist working with painting, sculpture, video and installation. As from 1998, the year she began to forge her artistic career, Blass has been showing regularly in art salons, studio shows, and group and solo exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. She presented her work at the 29th São Paulo International Biennial and was shortlisted at the Nam June Paik Award, in Germany. She was a recipient of the 2010 Grants & Commissions Program of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, in Miami. In 2011, Blass was nominated for the PIPA Prize, having won the Jury Award and the Popular Vote Award for her body of works. As part of the prize, she attended an artistic residency at the Gasworks, in London. In 2014, she participated in an artistic residency in Norway, invited by 3,14 Stiftelsen Foundation.
Among the artist’s solo exhibitions that she attended with her work, are particularly noteworthy, in 2013, “Interview”, at Johannes Vogt Gallery, in New York and “Electrical Room”, at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; “Accident”, at Galeria Millan in 2012, in São Paulo. In 2011, at Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, in Lisbon; “Penelope”, site specific at Capela do Morumbi, in São Paulo; the installation “Endgame”, inspired by Samuel Beckett’s play, at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, in Rio de Janeiro; the exhibitons at Caixa Cultural, in São Paulo, Brasilia and Salvador. In 2010, “Theater for Dogs and Airplanes”, at Galeria Millan. In 2009, “Blind Dog”, at Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia. In 2008, “Death Globe” at the galleries Box 4 and Silvia Cintra. In 2007, “Deceit is the luck of the contented”, at Galeria Millan and Galeria Carminha Macedo, in Belo Horizonte; the installation “Dead Zone”, at Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, in São Paulo. In 2006, the sculptures “Corset” and “Race”, at Paço das Artes, in São Paulo. In 2005, “Tail”, at Galeria Virgílio. In 2003, at Centro Cultural São Paulo and at Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, in Recife. In 2001, her graduation show held at the UNESP gallery.
Among the group exhibitions that she attended with her work, deserve special mention, in 2011, the “PIPA Prize Shortlist” and “Third Half”, both held at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; “17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil”. In 2010, 29th São Paulo International Biennial; “In Transition”, at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, in Miami; “Crossing”, at Paço das Artes, in São Paulo. In 2009 and 2008, “New Art New”, at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro; “Nam June Paik Award”, at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, in Cologne, Germany; “Beneath the Bridge”, at Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, in New York; “Paralela 2008 – From near and far”, in São Paulo; “Poetry of the Nature”, at Museu de Arte Contemporânea da USP, in São Paulo. In 2007, “14th Bahia Salon”, at Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, when she won a prize; “La Espiral de Moebius o los Límites de la Pintura”, at Centro Cultural Parque de España, in Rosario, na Argentina. In 2006, “XV Art Salon Ibero-American”, in Washington; “2000 Generation”, at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, in São Paulo; “Rumos Artes Visuais 2006″, at Itaú Cultural, in São Paulo, at Paço Imperial, in Rio de Janeiro, at Museu de Arte Contemporênea, in Goiânia and at Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina, in Florianópolis. In 2004, “Contemporary Art Projectiles”, at FUNARTE, in Rio de Janeiro; “9th Santos National Biennial”. In 2003, at 10,20 x 3,60 gallery, in São Paulo; “Edital 2003″, at MACC, in Campinas. In 2002, “28+painting”, at Espaço Virgílio, in São Paulo; “I Contemporary Art Salon of São José dos Campos”, when she won a prize. In 2000 and 1999, “32nd Contemporary Art Salon of Piracicaba”; “Young Brazilian Printings”, at Fundação Joze Ciuha, in Ljubljna, Eslovênia and Art Academy of Viena, Austria and “27th Santo André Contemporary Art Salon”.