Bio

The Brazilian artist Patrícia Faolli received a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance Art from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2009. Always exploring the interdisciplinary aspect of her artistic work, she started her career in theater but later focused on performance and dance using her body as the primary media.

 

In 2007 she developed her first performance, “Artérias” (Arteries), which started as video art and developed into an installation. It is still in constant transformation to this day. In 2008, she joined the performance group "Ajuntamento MeninasJoão de Performance", creating collaboratively several performances and urban interventions, such as: On Sale, Lamentos Contidos em Busca de Catarse (Suppressed Laments in Search of Catharsis), Transparências (Transparencies), Tinta Fresca (Fresh Paint), Ctrl + Z ou 220 Lâmpadas de 1 Watt (Ctrl+Z or 220 Bulbs of 1 Watt).

 

In 2010 Patricia moved to New York, where she currently lives, searching for new possibilities and environments to develop her work. In 2011 she was part of EMERGENYC at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics for emerging artists, and did a two year intensive dance program at Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. In 2015 She received her MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College, as she continues creating work that is more interdisciplinary in nature.

 

Patrícia’s current emphasis, as she enters a new stage in her life, centers on video installations, urban interventions, and durational performances. Her artwork wishes to evoke questions about human relations and behavior patterns in large cities, focusing on the body of the city, the body and the city, the city as a body.

Photo by Fernanda Machado