ABOUT

Welcome to Marcia Vaitsman’s laboratory of ideas, texts, images and sounds. Here you will find information about works and projects from 1995 to 2019.

 

 

 

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Marcia Vaitsman, PhD, born in Brazil, has a degree in media studies with specialization in radio and TV from the Universidade de São Paulo. She was a student at the University of Vienna, Austria, in the Media Institute and Germanistic Institute, and has a post- gradual degree in Audiovisual Art from the prestigious Academy of Media Arts KHM (Kunsthochschule fuer Medien), Cologne, Germany. From 2000 to 2007, Marcia worked as a member of the artistic team and teaching staff at KHM.

Vaitsman holds a PhD degree in Contemporary Art from University of Coimbra, Portugal – a 4 year long research that resulted in a thesis with 331 pages, a board game called Game of Islands, Rivers, Airports and Ghosts, a book of maps and a video called 10 Delírios em 10 Sutras. She also has a final degree in photography from SCAD, Atlanta, from whom she received the Frances Larkin McCommon fellowship for two years. Vaitsman lives in the USA, keeping her residence in São Paulo, Brazil. She is part of Coletivo Elza, a women’s artist collective in Florianópolis, Brazil.

Vaitsman has received several acknowledgements such as the Idea Capital Travel Grant, Atlanta and the Prize “Mostra de Artistas no Exterior” from the Biennial of Sao Paulo Foundation. She also received project grants from FUNARTE, Brazil; from UNESCO-Aschberg, France/Finland and twice from Prince Claus Fund, The Netherlands. She was  granted a six-month artist in residence at IAMAS (Institute of Advanced Media Art and Science), Japan and honorable mention, Video Art Prize, Bremen Filmbüro, Germany. In 2003 Marcia was the winner of Projeto Cria de Casa, photography competition at Espaço OPHICINA, São Paulo, Brazil; and in 2001 EMMA (Electronic Multimedia Award) winner, London, UK. Vaitsman’s work has been nominated and invited to several video art festivals around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

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WORK SAMPLES

10 Delírios em 10 Sutras, 2017

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by year, from recent to older works:

 

Fields and Games (working title), Germany/United States, 2018-••
Study of inhospitable territories for humans. Crayon and Grattage, A5.

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10 Delírios em 10 Sutras, video, India, 2017

Casinha #3, project about hospitality, Brazil 2016

Jogo das Ilhas, Rios, Aeroportos e Fantasmas, board game, United States, 2016

Ensaios sobre Ilhas, Rios, Aeroportos e Fantasmas, book, United States, 2016

10 Days of Isolation, video installation Portugal/United States, 2015

Small Acts of Kindness, photography series, United States, 2015

Heisenberg Boulevard, video installation, United States, 2013-••

Impossible Bodies, video and photography series, Germany/United States – 2000-2016

Impermanence, video, United States, 2012

MediaScan, photography series, Germany/United States, 2003 – 2013

Study of Strange Things, video and photography series, United States, 2011

Expedição Francisco, public space intervention, Brazil, 2008-2009

Whiteness of an exotic place, video, Finland, 2006

The Elephant Cage, video, Japan/Germany, 2005

The One Made of Light Stuff, interactive video, Japan, 2004

A Common Ancestral Stranger, DVD-ROM, Germany, 2000

Biografias ñ autorizadas, CD-ROM and flop-disks, Brazil, 1995

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog

Welcome to this new featured web space. I will try to update this site with reviews of exhibitions I visit while I travel as well as other activities and thoughts that inform and form my work processes.

 

 

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Minerals

A mantra for all beings to be happy – including the mineral realm that should be left in peace or at least used in a noble way.