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).

Chronology

Education
1982 – Fine Arts, Fundação Escola Guignard, Minas Gerais, Brazil
1984 – Ancient Italian Art Techniques, Istituto per L’Arte e il Ristauro, Florence, Italy

Additional Courses
Italian Culture, Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Etching, Evandro Carlos Jardim, São Paulo, 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

Solo exhibitions
2021 – Drawings & Editions, XVA Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE, Postal,Folder
2018 – Symphoniae, NYU Project Space, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Catalog, Video
2014 – Mysterium Esse Revelandum, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Catalog
2013 – Vita Organismus Cosmos e Eu, Galeria Rabieh, São Paulo, Brazil, Postcard, Vídeo
2012 – Vita Organismus und Kosmos,Platform Sarai,Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Postcard, Catalog
2006 – Gallustheater, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,Postcard, Vídeo
2004 – Ausschnitte, Galerie Artsforma, Stuttgart, Germany,Folder
2001 – You can built your paradise, Galerie Am Park, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,Postcard
2001 – You can built your paradise, Flughaffe Kunstgallerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Postcard
1999 – Elizabeth Dorazio, Espaço Cultural dos Correios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,Folder
1998 – Mantra, Capela do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil,Postcard,Video
1998 – Desenhos, Escritorio de Arte Rosa Barbosa, São Paulo, Brasil,Postal, Catálogo
1998 – Pinturas, Centro Universitário Maria Antônia, São Paulo, Brasil,Postal,Catálogo,Vídeo
1997 – Galeria Nara Roesler, Campos do Jordão, Brazil,Folder
1996 – Elizabeth Dorazio,Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil,Folder
1992 – Um Homem e Uma Mulher, Espaço Cultural Banco Central do Brasil, Brasilia, Brazil,Folder
1988 – Elizabeth Dorazio,Galeria de Arte Clube Athletico Paulistano, São Paulo, Brazil,Postcard
1984 – Desenhos e Aquarelas, Casa de Cultura de Araguari, Araguari,MG, Brazil,Folder
1984 – Aquarelas, Galeria Paulo Campos Guimarães, Belo Horizonte, Brazil,Folder

Group Exhibitions
2020 – Wolf Tone, Gallery XVA, Dubai, UAE, Folder
2019 – Made in Tashkeel, Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE
2019 – Play, Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE,Catalog
2018 – 43°Sarp – Salão de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, Catalog
2016 – Existenzielle Korrespondenzen, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Sorocaba, SP,Brazil,Catalog
2016 – Existenzielle Korrespondenzen, Ausstellungshalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2014 – Mapart-Symbiose der Kulturen, Curator:Tereza de Arruda. Rosalux, Berlin, Germany,Folder Video
2014 – Brasilianische Botschaft, Berlin, Germany
2014 – Luminale, S-Bahn Station Taunusanlage, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013 – Montez in Exil, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Weimar, Germany, Catalog
2013 – Parallelwelten, Schulstr.1, Curator: Vroni Schwegler, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013 – 4° Salão dos Artistas Sem Galeria, Zipper Galeria, Casa da Xiclete, São Paulo, Brazil,Folder
2013 – Erbstshow Bestregards Gallerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,Postcard
2013 – Hello, Creative Carre, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,Postcard
2012 – Ende Gut alles Gut, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,Postcard
2011 – Blue Connection, Sala Libero Badaró, São Paulo, Brazil
2011 – Blue Connection, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil,Catalog
2010 – Blue Connection,Kunstverein Familie Montez,Frankfurt am Main,Germany,Postcard, Catalog,Video Video Video
2008 – Schweizer 9, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,Postcard
2007 – Gruppe Labyrinth, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,Postcard
2004 – Still Life Interiors Architecture and Landscapes,Escritório de Arte Rosa Barbosa, São Paulo, Brazil
2003 – Amerini Escritorio de Arte, Presidente Prudente, SP, Brazil
2002 – Zeichnung, Curator: Nicole Van den Plas, Gallustheater, Frankfurt am Main,Germany,Postcard
1999 – Grande Coletiva de Arte Brasileira, Marina Potrich Galeria de Arte, Goiânia, GO,Brazil,Folder
1997 – Brasilidade,Coletânea de artistas brasileiros,Marina Potrich Galeria de Arte,Goiânia,GO,Brazil,Catalog Video
1998 – Seis Artistas Brasileiras, Curadoria Nancy Betts, Memorial da America Latina, São Paulo, Brazil,Postcard
1995 – Bienal Nacional de Santos, Santos, SP, Brazil,Catalog
1990 – Treze Artistas, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
1990 – Palácio das Artes, Fundação Clovis Salgado, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil,Postcard
1988 – Coletiva de Gravura, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, São Paulo, Brazil
1998 – Contempoarte, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
1988 – Novos Valores, Sesi Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil
1987 – Salão Acrilex de Pintura, Masp, São Paulo, Brazil
1985 – Artistas Araguarinos, Galeria Casa da Cultura, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil,Folder
1985 – II Coletiva de Artistas Araguarinos, Casa da Cultura, Araguari, Minas Gerais, Brazil,Postcard
1985 – Prêmio Pirelli de Pintura, Masp, São Paulo, Brazil,Folder
1984 – I Coletiva de Artistas Araguarinos, Casa da Cultura, Araguari, Minas Gerais, Brazil,Folder
1983 – Palazzo Nicolini, Florence, Italy
1982 – Exposição Inaugural da Galeria Paulo Campos Guimarães, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil,Folder
1982 – Arteboi, Salão Nacional de Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil,Folder
1981 – Mostra Interna Fundação Escola Guignard, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais,Brazil
1980 – Palácio das Artes, Fundação Clovis Salgado, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais,Brazil

Awards
1983 – Drawing, Fundação Escola Guignard, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, 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, Brazil
Centro Cultural Correios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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