Jonathas de Andrade investigates social, political, cultural and ideological matters that are at risk of vanishing from collective memory: what humanity chooses to retain or allows do sink into oblivion. Through a variety of processes involving photograph, research, documentation and personal experience, Jonathas summons up a slice of memory and offers a deliberation on various forms of collective amnesia.
Jonathas de Andrade was born in 1982 in Maceió. He lives and works in Recife, the largest city on Brazil's northeast coast. His work has been shown in several international exhibitions, among them Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; 12 Lyon Biennale; 7th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre; the 29th São Paulo Biennale; the 12th Istanbul Biennial; Histórias Mestiças, at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo; 11th Dakar Biennale; and the second New Museum Triennial, titled The Ungovernables, in New York. In 2012, his participation in the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 show by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation earned him a special jury prize for "the way he fills the blank between art and ideology".
2016 / 201605 / 201606 / Ausstellung
New Buenos Aires
Anne Brand Galvez, Marie Carangi, Damian Christinger, Jonathas de Andrade, Distruktur (Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn), Luciana Freire D'Anunciação, Mariano Gaich, Oscar Gardea Duarte, Pascal Häusermann, Silvan Kälin, Cristiano Lenhardt, Jso Maeder, Ana Roldán, Dimitrina Sevova, Lena Maria Thüring, WORMS Künstler_innengruppe