(São Paulo / SP, 1979) Tatiana Blass’ artistic practice reflects upon the difficulty of communication through the use of cuts, dissimulation of figures, suffocation of sound and dissolution of matter, in order to highlight fractures of meaning and disagreement. Her work encompasses diverse fields of culture – theater, music, literature, circus – relying on distinct media such as painting, sculpture, object, collage, installation, video and text.
With a BA in Fine Arts from Universidade Estadual Paulista, the artist has held solo exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, such as A Desprofissão, Galeria Millan, São Paulo, Brazil (2016); Encrenca_Trøbbel, Kunsthuset Kabuso, Øystese, Norway (2014); Interview, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, USA (2013); Electrical Room, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA (2013); Penélope, Capela do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (2011); Fim de Partida, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Acidente, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal (2011); Cão Cego, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil (2009); Zona Morta, Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, São Paulo, Brazil (2007); Espartilho e Páreo, Temporada de Projetos, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil (2006); III Mostra do Programa de Exposições, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil (2003); among others.
Noteworthy group shows include Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil, Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA (2014); Avante Brazil, Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany (2013); Blind Field, Broad Museum, Michigan University, USA (2013); Unsaid/Spoken, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA (2012); Terceira Metade, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011); 17th Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2011); 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2010); Nova Arte Nova, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2008); Geração da Virada, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil (2006); Rumos Artes Visuais, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil (2006); among others.
In 2013, Tatiana Blass was featured on Art+Auction magazine’s list of the 50 most collectible artists alive; in 2011, she was nominated for the PIPA Prize, having won the Jury Award and the Popular Vote Award, and was an artist-in-residence at Gasworks (London, England). In 2010, she was considered for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grant & Commissions Program (Miami, USA). In 2008, she was shortlisted for the Nam June Paik Award (Germany), for which she exhibited at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum (Cologne, Germany).
Her work is featured in important public collections, such as the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA; Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil; Sesc-SP, Brazil, among others.