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Mexican, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Mexico.

Artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

Alcaraz-Laus was noticed at the Biennale des Jeunes in Paris in 1971. Under the title Double 1, he presented an encounter between a dancer and that dancer's image, a conceptual production revolving around the theme of the body and its representation, one that was in favour at that time....

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Irene V. Small

Irene V. Small

(b Recife, March 21, 1949). Brazilian multimedia and correspondence artist, film maker, and poet.

His early work of the mid- to late 1960s consisted of drawing, painting, and printmaking as well as poetry influenced by the Brazilian Poesia Concreta and Poema Processo movements. In ...

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Mexican, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1959, in Mexico City.

Installation artist. Multimedia.

Computer Art (Fractal Art).

Miguel Chevalier studied in Paris at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Chevalier works using a variety of materials and media, the most important of which is a computer. Using images taken from the press he reprocesses these on computer, creating an 'inexhaustible and fabulous dictionary of forms and colours that makes the image shine out, modifying it and regenerating it...'. The idea of appropriating, transforming and recycling an image is not new in itself but here the computer's graphical capabilities of expression are exploited to the full; the cibachromes produced are presented in the form of boxes that recall television screens and sometimes function in pairs or groups....

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Milan Ivelić

Chilean painter, printmaker, draughtsman and video artist. He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes of the Universidad de Chile in Santiago (1961–5), at the Escuela de Fotomecánica in Madrid (1966), the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in West Berlin (1967–9...

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Milan Ivelić

Chilean painter, printmaker and video artist. He studied architecture at the Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago and printmaking at Taller 99, a workshop in Santiago run by Nemesio Antúnez, where he explored new technical methods for representing machine imagery and energy. In 1962 he travelled to Spain and then to Paris, where he studied at ...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1959, in Rio de Janeiro.

Installation artist. Multimedia.

Flores studied at the Düsseldorf academy and lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. She uses a wide range of materials and objects and also creates multimedia installations. She works with signs, dream signs, signs of the passing of time and of experience. She began by working in carbon and plaster, making use of the effect of materials. In ...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1954, in Rio de Janeiro.

Installation artist. Multimedia.

Emil Forman studied at the C.P.A. (Centre for Art Research) with Ivan Serpa in Rio de Janeiro between 1971 and 1973. He lives in Rio de Janeiro.

Forman has taken part in collective exhibitions. At the 9th Paris Biennale in ...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1958, in Fortaleza.

Painter, installation artist. Multimedia.

José Guedes is a self-taught artist and lives and works in Fortaleza. He uses photographic images and video in his work. In the video installation he showed at the Capc, Musée d'Art Contemporain in Bordeaux in ...

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Susan Snodgrass

Chicago-based multimedia artist, poet and theorist. Kac’s pioneering works lie at the intersection of telecommunications and biotechnology, forging new, hybrid forms that merge biological processes and new media. Early works include body-based performances, holopoetry (Kac’s invented form of visual poems using holography; see Hologram), robotics and innovative online projects at the Web’s infancy....

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Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 12 December 1946, in Buenos Aires.

Installation artist, video artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

In 1958, David Lamelas had his first moment of aesthetic epiphany before Velázquez's The Maids of Honour ( Las Meñinas) in the Prado. He studied at the Buenos Aires fine arts academy ...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active also active in Austria.

Born 1958, in São Paulo.

Sculptor (mixed media). Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

In 1978, Inès Lombardi studied at the São Paulo fine arts academy and from 1980 to 1985 at the mural art academy in Vienna. With the help of photographs, she poses questions about the presentation and representation of art work. Since ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, female.

Active in France.

Born 1929, in Buenos Aires; died 17 November 2000, in Paris.

Painter, installation artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

In the early years of her career, Lublin was an expressionist figurative painter. In 1964 with Reading the Heroes ( Lecture des Héros...

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Denise Carvalho

Brazilian interventionist, multimedia, installation and conceptual artist, considered the most influential contemporary artist of his country. While international critics have compared his work with North American Minimalism and Conceptual art, Meireles insisted that art should be seductive. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts and at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. Coming of age at a time of the military dictatorship in Brazil (...

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Susan S. Weininger

American sculptor, performance artist, video artist, and painter of Cuban birth. From the age of 13, when she was sent to the USA from Cuba by her parents, she lived in orphanages and foster homes in Iowa. Her sense of exile and the separation from her family proved strong motivating forces on her later work. After completing an MA in painting at the University of Iowa in ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, female.

Born 1943.

Sculptor, environmental artist, happenings artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

In 1965 in collaboration with Ruben Santanonin, Marta Minujin created La Menesunda (Confusion) at the Torcuato Di Tella institute in Buenos Aires. The institute was founded in 1958 as a private initiative and encourages the expression of avant-garde art in Argentina. Her piece was a kind of polymorphous interior environment offering the public visual and tactile sensations. It included a closed-circuit video, a mirror gallery, air-stream blown confetti and corridors with soft surfaces. In ...

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Denise Carvalho

Brazilian sculptor, multimedia and installation artist. Neto attended the School of Visual Art of Parque Lage and the Museum of Modern Art, both in Rio de Janeiro. His large-scale installations not only appeal to our visual and tactile senses, but also to our sense of smell, filling rooms with aromatic spices. Pastel, biomorphic forms create fairy tale, nurturing landscapes, inviting the child in every visitor to explore....

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Denise Carvalho

Brazilian painter, interventionist, installation, conceptual and video artist. She studied at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and at the Royal College of Art in London. Some of her works invite comparisons with an earlier artist from the same city, Lygia Clark, as well as with fellow Brazilian artist ...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947.

Artist. Multimedia.

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Mexican, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 1962, in Jalapa (Veracruz), Mexico.

Installation artist, sculptor. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art, Neo-Conceptual Art.

Gabriel Orozco studied at the Academia San Carlos in Mexico City and lives and works in New York. He presents reshaped objects, such as a Citroën ‘DS’ cut in two with the length reduced by half – from which emerges a distorted soundtrack of screeching tyres – or a circular billiard table, above which the ball for start of play is suspended. He takes familiar objects as his starting point, integrating memory with a socio-cultural context. He then manipulates these objects, deforming them and making them unusable. This becomes an invitation to the viewer to reconsider the objects and look at them afresh. Orozco also produces digitally reworked photographs....

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John-Paul Stonard

Mexican sculptor, photographer and video artist. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City (1981–4) and at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid (1986–7). In 1995 he worked in Berlin on a Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) grant. On his arrival in Berlin, Orozco bought a yellow Schwalbe (Swallow) motor scooter. This featured in a series of 40 Cibachrome photographs, ...