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Years in residence at Wex: 2016
Working in photography, video, and installation, Jonathas de Andrade blends documentary and fiction to explore the history of his native Brazil. As part of the Wexner Center's Via Brasil initiative, he was an Artist Residency Award recipient in Exhibitions and created the installation O que sobrou da 1a Corrida de Carroças do Centro do Recife (What's left of the 1st Horse-Drawn Cart Race of Downtown Recife, 2014) for the Wex's 2014 exhibition Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil.
Under the same initiative, de Andrade was also one of three Brazilian artists to receiving funding to create a new film/video work. With that funding and with post-production support from the Film/Video Studio, he created O Peixe (2016), a portrait of the rituals of life and death centered on fisherman in northeastern Brazil. The film premiered at the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo and has gone on to show at museums and festivals around the world including the New Museum, NY; Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE; and the Institute for Contemporary Art, Richmond, VA.
Photo by Esdras Bezerra de Andrade
Jonathas de Andrade, 2016
Image courtesy the artist.