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Tamar Guimarães (b. Belo Horizonte, Brazil, lives and works in Copenhagen & Berlin) is a visual artist working with film and other media, exploring situations both residual and contemporary in art, architecture and the institutions that present them. She often works with actors alongside non-actors in semi-fictional films. Another, more documentary thread of her work delves into states of rapture and their intersection with the nation state.
Recent solo exhibitions include Zarigueya/Alabado Contemporáneo, Quito, Ecuador; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA; Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, USA; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Jeu de Paume Satellite, Paris; Gasworks, London and the IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. The artist has also taken part in the group shows Illiberal Arts, Haus der Kulturen de Welt, Berlin, Germany (2021); Nine Lives, Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA (2020); Le jour des esprits est notre nuit, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France; Blackout, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Museum Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands (2019).
Her works have been included at the 33rd, 31st and the 29th São Paulo Biennial; the Belgian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial; the International Exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennial; LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Baltimore Museum of Art; the 11th Sharjah Biennial, UAE; the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; Malmö Museum, Sweden; the South London Gallery; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Sculpture Center, New York; the 7th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea; the 7th Gwangju Biennale, Korea; the 3rd Guanghzhou Triennial, China; Jumex Museum, Mexico City; Frac/Le Plateau, Paris; CAC Synagogue de Delme, France.
Works have also been screened at the Berlinale Forum Expanded (2019); CPH:DOX (2007 and 2013); Images Film Festival and Experimental Media Congress, Toronto, Canada (2010); Architektur-Visionen # 1-6, Metropolis Kino, Hamburg, Germany (2015); Les Rencontres Internationales, Paris and Berlin (2014 & 2022); TRAMWAY art film biennial, Glasgow (2012); Viennale Film Festival, Vienna, Austria (2011); and Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany (2009) among others.
Guimarães's work is represented in the collections of the Tate Modern (UK); the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation, N.Y. (USA); Museo Reina Sofia (ES); Inhotim (BR); Kadist Foundation (FR); Frac Lorraine (FR); Guandong Museum (CN) and CIFO (USA).
She was awarded the 2018 Faena for the Arts, Faena Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the 2014 Edstrandska Foundation Prize, Malmö, Sweden; the 2012 Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grants and Commissions Prize, Miami, USA; and was nominated for the 2018 Prize, The Future of Europe, Leipzig, Germany.