About

About

I understand photography as a dialogue from personal to global; like a game in which the personal and social codes are put at stake to be reinvented, a continuous flow between the photographer and the photographed, a bridge between masks and identities. For this reason, I raise my work as a tool of exploration, questioning and searching for identity, for each own and others.

 

ANGÉLICA DASS

Angelica Dass is a Brazilian artist living and working in Madrid. She has been internationally acclaimed through her pivotal project, Humanæ which is a collection of portrait photos of people revealing the true beauty of human color. The project has been showcased in numerous exhibitions and talks across the continents, and through the TED Global in Vancouver in 2016, her issues and philosophies of the project have reached to the extended numbers of audiences around the world. Dass holds BA in Fine Arts at UFRJ, Brazil and MA in Photography at EFTI, Spain. In 2014 she was selected for Time Magazine as one of the Nine Brazilian Photographers You Need to Follow.

Academic Background

· MA Photography, EFTI, Spain (2012).
· BA Fine Arts, UFRJ, Brazil (2006)

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, outdoors installation. Biennale dell'Immagine. Chiasso, Switzerland.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, outdoors installation in Downtown Kingsport & indoors exhibition at the Renaissance Center. Kingsport (Tennessee), USA.“Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, outdoors installation, Fotofestival Benidorm. Benidorm, Spain.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”. The Health Museum, Houston (Texas), USA.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, GPP (Gulf Photo Plus) 2017 - Photo Week, Alserkal Avenue. Dubai, UAE.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, FoLa (Fototeca Latinoamericana). Buenos Aires, Argentine.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, outdoors installation at the Promenade entrance,  WEF (World Economic Forum). Davos, Switzerland.

2016

  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, Parque del Arbolito, UN (United Nations) - Habitat III. Quito, Ecuador.
  • “Vecinas”, Local Government Council of Latina district, Multilatina Festival. Madrid, Spain.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, outdoors installation. Bilbao, Spain.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, Getxo Antzokia (old theater). Getxo, Spain.

2015

  • “Humanæe: Angélica Dass & Students from the Minerva Art Academy”, Noorderlicht Gallery. Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, Museo de Bellas Artes Evita - Ferreyra Palace. Cordoba, Argentine.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, Gund Gallery. Gambier (Ohio), USA.
  • “Humanæ/I am August”, August Wilson Center. Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), USA.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, Genetics Department, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia. Milan, Italy.

2014

  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, Festival 10 Sentidos, Centre del Carme. Valencia, Spain.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, Stiftelsen 3,14 - International Contemporary Art Foundation. Bergen, Norway.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, San José Foto - Festival Internacional de Fotografía. San Jose, Uruguay.

2013

  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, PHE.br, outdoors installation at Praça Rotary. São Paulo, Brazil.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, Festival PHotoEspaña, Max Estrella Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
  • “Humanæ: Angélica Dass”, TEDx Madrid, Matadero-Madrid. Madrid, Spain.


Group Exhibitions

2017

  • “reGeneration³”, Lishui Art Museum. Lishui, China.
  • “No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain”, Migration Museum. London, UK.
  • “Two Million Years of Migration", Neanderthal Museum. Mettmann, Germany.
  • “Proyecta. Imaginando otros posibles”, projections at Plaza Mayor. Madrid, Spain.
  • “Galeria da Biodiversidade”, Centro Ciência Viva (CCV), Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto. Porto, Portugal.
  • “Humanæ”, The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University, Fresh Paint Festival. Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • “Identity Flows. Visual routes across the Mediterranean Sea”, Triennale di Milano. Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, Italy.

2016

  • “reGeneration³: ¿Cuáles son las perspectivas para la fotografía?”, CENART (Centro Nacional de las Artes). Mexico DF, Mexico.
  • “Ciudades Invisibles”, Centro Cultural Metropolitano. Quito, Ecuador.
  • “One Planet”, Museon. The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • “Design and Violence” (co-produced by the MoMA, NY), Science Gallery. Dublin, Ireland.
  • “Visualizing the invisible - Data for Life 2016”, Pacific Place. Yakarta, Indonesia.
  • “Identity Flows. Visual routes across the Mediterranean Sea”, Bitume Photofest, Manifatture Knos. Lecce, Italy.
  • “reGeneration³”, Format Festival, QUAD Galleries. Derby, UK.
  • “above the ART ic circle”, KaviarFactory. Henningsvær, Norway.
  • “Urban Layers/New Paths in Photography”, Festival Internazionale di Fotografia Open Air. Gibellina (Sicily), Italy.
  • “Identity Flows. Visual routes across the Mediterranean Sea”, Θεσσαλονίκη Photobiennale, State Museum of Contemporary Art. Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • “Identity Flows. Visual routes across the Mediterranean Sea”, UPHO Festival. Málaga, Spain.
  • Chennai Photo Biennale. Chennai, India.
  • “Color your life”, Daelim Museum. Seoul, South Korea.

2015

  • “Nós Cegos”, ArtBio | Ciência = Arte. Brazil.
  • “Ni arte ni educación”, Matadero-Madrid. Madrid, Spain.
  • Delhi Photo Festival, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. New Delhi, India.
  • “reGeneration³: New Perspectives on Photography”, Museo Amparo. Puebla, Mexico.
  • “Brasil: ficções de videoarte”, Espacio Tangente. Burgos, Spain.
  • “Me and you and everyone we do not know”, Minerva Art Academy, University of Groningen. Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • “Playground”, Världskulturmuseerna - Museum of World Culture. Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • “reGeneration³: New Perspectives on Photography”, Musée de l’Elysée. Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • “Color II: Identity and Society”, Gund Gallery. Gambier (Ohio), USA.
  • “%tros - El valor de la diferencia”. Centex (Centro de Extensión del CNCA - Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes). Valparaiso, Chile.
  • Flash Forward Festival, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Boston (Massachusetts), USA.
  • “Brasil: ficções de videoarte”, Armazém do Chá. Porto, Portugal.
  • “IMPERMEABLES. Una visión ante la incapacidad de sentir””, Espacio Serendipia. Madrid, Spain. 

2014

  • “The Americas: The United States & Latin America”, Addis Foto Fest (AFF), National Museum of Ethiopia. Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
  • “Staging Reality, Documenting Fiction”, Lagos Photo Festival, Victoria Island. Lagos, Nigeria.
  • “Photographic Narrative”, Daegu Photo Biennale, Seoseong-ro. Daegu, South Korea.
  • V Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de la Fundación ONCE, CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía (CCC). Madrid, Spain
  • “Colección Ascensión Amaro”, Espacio Sin Título (Cano Estudio), Madrid, Spain.

2013

  • “Skin to Skin”, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. Winterthur, Switzerland.
  • ARCOmadrid, Max Estrella Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
  • Alwan Festival 338, Adliya, Bahrain.

2012

  • ARTBO, Max Estrella Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.
  • EXPO Chicago, Max Estrella Gallery. Chicago (Illinois), USA.
  • Festival PHotoEspaña OFF, EFTI Space. Madrid, Spain.

Humanæ Sessions

2017

  • Migration Museum. London, UK.
  • Settimana contro il Razzismo. Culture InMovimento. Chiasso, Switzerland.

2016

  • National Forum for Young Leaders of International Education. Tyumen, Russia.
  • FLUZ - Fotografía y Luz, Secretaría de Cultura. Quito, Ecuador.
  • Gibellina & Vita (art residency). Gibellina (Sicily), Italy.
  • TED Global. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Bilbao & Getxo, Spain.

2015

  • August Wilson Center. Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), USA.
  • University of Groningen. Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • Museo de Bellas Artes Evita - Palacio Ferreyra. Cordoba, Argentine.
  • Matadero-Madrid. Madrid, Spain.
  • Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. New Delhi, India.
  • CENTEX (Centro de Extensión del CNCA - Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes). Valparaiso, Chile.

2014

  • Addis Foto Fest (AFF). Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
  • Festival 10 Sentidos, Centre del Carme. Valencia, Spain.
  • Stiftelsen 3,14 - International Contemporary Art Foundation. Bergen, Norway.
  • V Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de la Fundación ONCE, CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía (CCC). Madrid, Spain.

2013

  • Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. Winterthur, Switzerland.
  • Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Max Estrella Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
  • SESC Consolação. São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Museo del Traje | CIPE. Madrid, Spain.
  • Cercles des Délégués - UNESCO. Paris, France.

2012

  • EXPO Chicago. Chicago (Illinois), USA.
  • Festival de las Artes. Madrid, Spain.
  • Festival of Contemporary Culture ROJO / NOVA, Mitte Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.

Awards - Lectures - Residencies - Fellowships

2017

  • Lecture, Culture Summit. Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Photography Seminar, National Geographic. Washington DC (Washington), USA.
  • Awarded ‘Cultural Leader’. WEF (World Economic Forum). Davos, Switzerland.
  • TEDx RíodeLaPlata. Río de la Plata, Argentine.

2016

  • Lecture, IFC (International Fundraising Congress). Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • TEDx Gateway. Mumbai, India.
  • TEDx SãoPaulo. São Paulo, Brazil
  • TEDx Madrid. Madrid, Spain.
  • Art residency, Urban Layers. Gibellina (Sicily), Italy.
  • TED Global. Vancouver, Canada.
  • 2015
  • Art residency, Kenyon College. Gambier (Ohio), USA.
  • Fellowship “reGeneration³ - 50 Photographers of Tomorrow”, Musée de L’Elysée. Lausanne, Switzerland.

2014

  • Fellowship Campus PHE Grandes Maestros - Banco Sabadell (workshop with Rafal Milach), Festival PHotoEspaña. Madrid, Spain.
  • Selected by Time Magazine (LightBox) as one of the ‘Nine Brazilian Photographers You Need to Follow’.

2013

  • TEDx Madrid, Matadero-Madrid. Madrid, Spain.
  • Awarded Best Exhibition OFF, Festival PHotoEspaña. Madrid, Spain.
  • Finalist, 19º FotoPres La Caixa. Barcelona-Madrid, Spain.
  • Work in collections
  • Foundation María Cristina Masaveu Peterson collection. Oviedo-Madrid, Spain.
  • Kulturama - Museum des Menschen stiftung. Zürich, Switzerland.

Other activities

Volunteer at the NGO Alliance for Solidarity (Spain) since 2013, developing photography workshops and projects with communities from Mali and Senegal based in Madrid.

To see on line publications, please visit www.angelicadass.com/press