Ivan Grilo’s central research is the relevance of historical and oral archives, together with the different possibilities of reading about the same fact. Taking photography as a starting point mainly as a form of documentation and time recording, the artist seeks to dissect the representative, political, narrative, conceptual and aesthetic roles of the image, sometimes questioning or even rewriting the original material from another angle, subtly blurring memory and the action of time.

Ivan Grilo (1986, Itatiba, Brazil. Lives and works in Itatiba, Brazil). 

Graduated in Visual Artes by Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas – PUC Campinas, Brazil. 

Selected solo exhibitions: Amanhã, logo à primeira luz, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2019); Morrer para Germinar, Centro de Arte Contemporânea W, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2018); Ela levava plantas na mão, SP-Arte/Foto, Solo Project, São Paulo, Brazil (2017); Eu quero ver, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2015). 

Selected group exhibitions: Casa Aberta: Passagens, curated by Ricardo Resende and Diego Martins, Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2021); Língua Solta, curated by Moacir dos Anjos and Fabiana Moraes, Museu da Língua Portuguesa, São Paulo, Brazil (2021); What I Really Want to Tell You, curated by Jennifer Inácio and Flávia Macuco Pecego, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, USA (2020); Between the legible and the opaque: approaches to an ideal in place, curated by Adler Guerrier, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, USA (2019); Recipes for a B_R_Z_L_?, Spring & Break Art Show, New York, USA (2019); Horizonte - A Paisagem nas Coleções MAM, curated by Fernando Cocchiarale and Fernanda Lopes, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2018); and Il coltello nella carne, curated by Jacopo Crivelli and Diego Sileo, PAC - Padiglione d'arte contemporanea di Milano, Milan, Italy (2018). 

Awards: Prêmio Fundação Marcos Amaro/SP-Arte, São Paulo, Brazil; Prêmio illy sustainArt – illycaffè; PROAC Artes Visuais – Governo do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; and Funarte Marc Ferrez de Fotografia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Public collections: Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Fundación Arco, Madrid, Spain; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; and Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, among others.

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