Renata Padovan de Barros
VAD – Video Art Database
CologneOFF V – 5th Cologne Online Film Festival 2009
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, where she lives and works.
Graduated with a BA degree in Social Communications from FAAP, São Paulo,
this was followed by an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and
Design in London, UK, sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture – Bolsa
Virtuose – in 2001.
She was an Artist in Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, at
the Nagasawa Art Park in Japan, and Braziers international artists’ workshop
in UK. Padovan has held solo exhibitions in several galleries including
Galeria Milan, Galeria Valu Oria, Galeria Thomas Cohn and Galeria Eduardo
Fernades in São Paulo and Espaço Cultural dos Correios, Paço Imperial
and Museu do Açude in Rio de Janeiro. She has also participated in several
group shows including: 2009 ‘Unframed world’ MAC São Paulo, Director’s
Lounge, Berlin; 2008 ‘Container art’, São Paulo, ‘Narratives #2’ Centre
d’art plastiques et visuels, Lille, France; 2007 ‘The Lucifer Effect’, Gallery Primo Alonso, London;
Directors Lounge, Berlin; 2006 ‘AirVideo 2’, Strike-on-Trent, UK; ‘Interações Urbanas’, Pelotas;
Festival Pocket Film, Centre Pompidou, Paris; 19 Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France;
2005 ‘Protest Academy’, London; ‘Ocupação’, Paço das Artes, São Paulo; 2004 – Paralela, São Paulo;
2003 – ‘Chance Encounters’, Gallery 32, London; ‘Alternating Currents’ UECLAA, Colchester, UK.