Elizabeth Dorazio
1957 Araguari , Brazil.
Working between Brazil and the UAE

Represented by:

Dan Galeria
São Paulo, Brazil
www.dangaleria.com.br

XVA Gallery
Dubai, UAE
www.xvagallery.com

The artist was born and raised in Araguari, deep in the Brazilian hinterland. Currently residing in Dubai, she works between Brazil and the UAE. Her practice draws on the visual cultures and popular techniques of both “homes”.

Dorazio studied Visual Arts at the Guignard University of Art (Fundação Escola Guignard) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, later specializing in Ancient Italian Art Techniques at the Institute for Art and Restoration (Istituto per L’Arte e il Ristauro), Florence, Italy, and finally, in Germany at the Abendschule, Staedelschule. She studied art history under Rodrigo Naves, one of Brazil’s foremost art critics and scholars.

Dorazio’s practice centers on mixed-media works and installations. To skim through her myriad bodies of works is to glimpse a fascination with instability, shifting surfaces, the cosmic, the organic, the cellular, skin. While she remains faithful to a certain technical classicism (drawing, etching, the use of egg tempera), she also disrupts through material (x-ray fragments, chair caning) and scale. Upstream, her works are process-driven; on reception, they seem urgent and interactive.

The artist has exercised her skills as a curator in the exhibitions Existenzielle Korrespondenzen (Frankfurt am Main/São Paulo, 2016), Blue Connection (Frankfurt am Main/São Paulo/Sorocaba, 2010-11) and Schweizer 9 (Frankfurt am Main, 2008).

Education
1982 – Fine Arts, Fundação Escola Guignard, Minas Gerais, Brazil
1984 – Ancient Italian Art Techniques, Istituto per L’Arte e il Ristauro, Florence, Italy
2021/2023 – Master of Fine Arts – MFA, Art & Media, New York University, UAE

Additional Courses
Italian Culture, Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Etching, Evandro Carlos Jardim, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Art History, under the guidance of critic and scholar Rodrigo Naves
Art History, under the guidance of critic Alberto Tassinari
Painting Workshop, Iberê Camargo
Drawing, Abendschule, Staedelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Selected Exhibitions

2022 – Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi , Abu Dhabi, UAE, (group show)
2022 – Dan Galeria Interior , Votorantim, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, I Went on a Trip, Invitation, Video, Video, Video, (solo show)
2022 – Dan Galeria Contemporânea, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, As Mais Altas Torres Começam no Solo, Invitation, (group show)
2022 – Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, UAE, In Process|In Progress, Folder, Catalog, Video, (group show)
2021 – XVA Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE, Drawings & Editions, Postcard, Folder, (solo show)
2020 – XVA Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE, Wolf Tone, Folder, (group show)
2021 – Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE, Made in Tashkeel, (group show)
2019 – Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE, Play, Catalog, (group show)
2018 – MARP,Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 43°Sarp-Salão de Arte de Ribeirão Preto Catalog, (group show)
2018 – NYU Project Space, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Symphoniae, Catalog, Video, (solo show)
2016 – MACS, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil, Existenzielle Korrespondenzen, Catalog, (group show)
2016 – Ausstellungshalle,Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Existenzielle Korrespondenzen, (group show)
2014 – Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Mysterium Esse Revelandum, Catalog, (solo show)
2014 – Rosalux, Berlin, Germany, Mapart-Symbiose der Kulturen, Folder, Video, (group show)
2014 – Brazilian Embassy in Berlin, Berlin, Germany, (group show)
2014 – S-Bahn Station TaunusanlageLuminale, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Luminale, (group show)
2013 – Galeria Rabieh, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Vita Organismus Cosmos e Eu, Postcard, Vídeo, (solo show)
2013 – The Mvseum, Leipzig and itinerant in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Weimar, Germany, Montez in Exil, Catalog, (group show)
2013 – Schulstr.1, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Parallelwelten, (group show)
2013 – Zipper Galeria, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil, 4° Salão dos Artistas Sem Galeria, Folder, (group show)
2013 – Bestregards Gallerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Erbstshow, Postcard, (group show)
2013 – Creative Carre, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Hello, Postcard, (group show)
2012 – Platform Sarai, Platform Sarai, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Vita Organismus und Kosmos, Postcard, Catalog, (solo show)
2012 – Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Ende Gut alles Gut, Postcard, (group show)
2011 – Sala Libero Badaró, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Blue Connection, (group show)
2011 – MACS, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil, Blue Connection, Catalog, (group show)
2010 – Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Blue Connection, Postcard, Catalog, Video, Video, Video, (group show)
2008 – Schweizer 9, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Postcard, (group show)
2007 – Gruppe Labyrinth, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Postcard, (group show)
2006 – Gallustheater, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,Postcard, Vídeo, (solo show)
2004 – Escritório de Arte Rosa Barbosa, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Still Life Interiors Architecture and Landscapes, (group show)
2004 – Galerie Artsforma,Stuttgart, Germany, Ausschnitte, Folder, (solo show)
2003 – Amerini Escritorio de Arte, Presidente Prudente, SP, Brazil, (group show)
2002 – Gallustheater, Frankfurt am Main,Germany, Zeichnung, Postcard, (group show)
2001 – Galerie Am Park, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, You can built your paradise, Postcard, (solo show)
2001 – Flughaffe Kunstgallerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, You can built your paradise, Postcard, (solo show)
1999 – Espaço Cultural dos Correios, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, Folder, (solo show)
1999 – Marina Potrich Galeria de Arte, Goiânia, GO,Brazil, Grande Coletiva de Arte Brasileira, Folder, (group show)
1998 – Capela do Morumbi, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Mantra, Postcard, Video, (solo show)
1998 – Escritório de Arte Rosa Barbosa, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Desenhos, Postal, Catalog, (solo show)
1998 – Centro Universitário Maria Antônia, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Pinturas, Postal, Catalog, Vídeo, (solo show)
1998 – Memorial da America Latina, Memorial da America Latina, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Seis Artistas Brasileiras, Postcard, (group show)
1997 – Galeria Nara Roesler, Campos do Jordão, SP, Brazil, Folder, (solo show)
1997 – Marina Potrich Galeria de Arte,Goiânia, GO, Brazil, Brasilidade-Coletânea de artistas brasileiros, Catalog, Video, (group show)
1996 – CCSP, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Folder, (solo show)
1995 – Centro Cultural Patrícia Galvão, Santos, SP, Brazil, Bienal Nacional de Santos, Catalog, (group show)
1992 – Espaço Cultural Banco Central do Brasil, Brasilia, DF, Brazil, Um Homem e Uma Mulher, Folder, (group show)
1990 – CCSP, Centro Cultural São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Treze Artistas, (group show)
1990 – Palácio das Artes, Fundação Clovis Salgado, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, Postcard, (group show)
1988 – MAC, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Coletiva de Gravura, (group show)
1988 – Galeria de Arte Clube Athletico Paulistano, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Postcard, (solo show)
1988 – Paço das Artes, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Contempoarte, (group show)
1988 – Sesi Galeria de Arte, Sesi Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Novos Valores, (group show)
1987 – MASP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Salão Acrilex de Pintura, (group show)
1985 – Galeria Casa da Cultura, Galeria Casa da Cultura, Uberlândia, MG , Brazil, Artistas Araguarinos, Folder, (group show)
1984 – Casa de Cultura de Araguari, Araguari, MG, Brazil, Desenhos e Aquarelas, Folder, (solo show)
1984 – Galeria Paulo Campos Guimarães, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, Aquarelas, Folder, (solo show)
1983 – Palazzo Nicolini, Florence, Italy, (group show)
1982 – Galeria Paulo Campos Guimarães, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, Folder, (group show)
1982 – Centro de Extensão Cultural da Prefeitura Municipal de Montes Claros, Montes Claros, MG, Brazil, Arteboi-Salão Nacional de Montes Claros, Folder, (group show)
1981 – Fundação Escola Guignard, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, (group show)
1980 – FCS,Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, (group show)

Awards
1983 – Drawing, Fundação Escola Guignard, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Curatorial Projects
2016 – Existenzielle Korrespondenzen, Germany/Brazil
2010 – Blue Connection, Germany/Brazil
2008 – Schweizer,9, Germany

Artworks in Public Collections
Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil
Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Centro Cultural Correios, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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