Carla Zaccagnini
(Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1973)

Carla Zaccagnini was born in 1973 in Buenos Aires. In 1981 her family relocated to Brazil, where she continues to live and work. Zaccagnini received her BFA in 1995 from the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo. While there, she studied with artist Nelson Leirner, who encouraged her exploration of theoretical questions through artistic practice. Zaccagnini also received an MA in Visual Poetics from the Universidade de São Paulo in 2004.

Zaccagnini views her activities as an artist, curator, and critic as mutually constitutive forms of inquiry that overlap to form a conceptually driven holistic art practice. She works with a variety of media and techniques—from drawing, installation, performance, text, and video, to exhibition curating—in order to explore what she characterizes as a strategy of displacement. By recontextualizing existing objects, and ideas, Zaccagnini’s work prompts viewers to question the limitations of language and representation, the fallibility of perception, and the construction of knowledge.

Bravo-Radio-Atlas-Virus-Opera
2010, video , 645′