LIVES AND WORKS
Rio de Janeiro
LIVES AND WORKS
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de janeiro
Liesel Rosas is an art curator born and raised in Rio de Janeiro.
Originally graduated in Engineering, she studied art in Venice at Isola di San Servolo, in the Venezia Viva Architectural Project, doing a Marble Restoration Course. Graduated in "Production, Criticism, and Curatorship of Modern and Contemporary Art" at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage (EAV), Rio de Janeiro.
Together with the artists and residents of Favela da Rocinha, a poor community with over 130.000 residents in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Liesel conceptualized and produced the "Morro pela Arte Viva" project, an online gallery for the graffiti of Rocinha.
Liesel believes that street art culture as a whole gives voice to those often invisible and is a way to elevate, inspire and bring change to the communities that need it most.
Morro pela Arte Viva Project.
This project was conceived and developed from the graffiti of Morro da Rocinha, located in the neighborhood of São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The proposition for the Arte Laguna Prize 2020.21 aims at project the graffiti images made in Rocinha onto the Venetian Arsenal's indoor walls. Using projection mapping and 3 (three) 2K-resolution projectors, the projection will fill up a 9 meters long wall. The goal of the video-installation is to make the projected images merge with the building's red brick texture. We also have a video about the project with a 125 seconds duration.
Morro pela Arte Viva is a gathering of the graffiti in Morro da Rocinha, made together with the graffiti artists, residents of the community. The main goal was to create an online art gallery, for the artists and the public. That was made possible by the publication on Instagram, at @morropelaarteviva. Morro pela Arte Viva is a street art project created to give Rocinha artists more visibility and a more resonant voice.
Rocinha is the largest favela (slum) in Latin America and one of the most deprived neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, with around 130,000 residents living on 85 hectares. Many of its residents chose art as a point of union and as a political manifesto.
The Instagram profile @morropelaarteviva is shared with artists and residents of Rocinha. It is a space for discussing art, education, and social policy. The graffiti and the artists are the main focus, these being young people, of low social class and with little schooling.
The project intends to disseminate and make possible a set of works that otherwise would not be feasible due to the political, cultural, and socioeconomic context.
Therefore, the proposed project for Arte Laguna Prize 2020.21 aims at digitally project, on the walls of Arsenale di Venezia, the graffiti made in Rocinha. To overtake and overflow the Arsenal's territory and enjoy their visibility around the world. We would like to see, even if metaphorically, the encounter between the graffiti from Rocinha and the frescoes in Venice.
Liesel Rosas, Creator and Curator;
Smael Vagner, 45 years old, graffiti artist with international projection, carioca, resident of Gávea, Rio de Janeiro;
Wark Rocinha, 40 years old, graffiti artist with international projection, the inspiration for many artists in the region, carioca, resident of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro;
Maurício Soca, 58 years old, creator of Casa D'artes, one of the participants of the initial Graffiti Project of Rua 1 in Rocinha, carioca, resident of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro;
Malu Vibe, 24 years old, graffiti artist, tattoo artist, orphan of Father, had a matriarchal upbringing between 7 brothers, carioca and resident of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro;
Melquivedeque Moreira, 28 years old, known as Japônes Preto, tattoo artist and designer, born in Pará and currently lives in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro;
Handerson, 29 years old, visual artist, resident in Tabuazeiro, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Alex Businaro, Illustrator, 31 years old, Graphic designer, born in Germany, Lived in Italy, South Africa, and Austrália, involved in humanitarian projects around the world, studied graphic design in London, and now a resident in Italy.
Ella Betheo, Mandeley, Emily, Reuben are also graffiti artists from Rocinha;
Paulo Marcos Lima, 62 years old, Journalist and Photographer of Graffiti from Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro;
João de Castro Lima, 26 years old, Carioca, Filmmaker, video and Instagram creator of the Morro pela Arte Viva projects;
Luiz Ludwig, 32 years old, Carioca, Focused on the intersection between technology, art and design, works with exhibitions and interactive environments. In 2017, he curated the exhibition 'Let's Eat' on the Brazilian movement Tropicália at Galeria BNDES (Rio de Janeiro - Brazil).
Hugo Houayek, 40 years old, visual artist, teacher, carioca, and project advisor.
WHO I AM
Curator, believes in art for everyone and that street art can give voice to the invisible.
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