Tatiana Blass

1979, São Paulo, Brazil
Lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil


In her artistic practice, Tatiana Blass transits between different media, such as painting, video, sculpture, and installation, constantly referencing other artistic languages such as theater, literature, and music. By investigating the fraying of visual and symbolic language, her works allow us to glimpse the gaps and the wear and tear of the experience narrated by conventional discourses and reasoning. Assuming the lack and the imponderable, the works subtract functionality, materiality, and integrity from real objects and elements. Using operations of muffling musical instruments, melting wax sculptures, sealing or corrosion, Blass gradually dilutes and reconfigures modes of existence in space and time.

With a BFA from the Universidade Estadual Paulista, Blass has held solo exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, such as Balanço Alicerce, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, in 2024; , at the Sesc Palladium, Belo Horizonte and Twists, Galeria Millan, São Paulo in 2022; Mais dia, menos noite, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte in 2019; A Desprofissão, Galeria Millan, São Paulo, in 2016; As well as in institutions such as Kunsthuset Kabuso, Øystese, Norway, 2014;  Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, USA in the previous year;  Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA, 2013;  Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011;  Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011 and at the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, in 2009.

Her work has also been featured in group shows at the Lowe Art Museum, Miami, USA; Coral Gables Museum, USA; Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany;  Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA; Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany; Broad Museum, Michigan University, Ann Arbor, USA;  Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA;  Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 17th Festival de Arte Contemporânea SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil; and the 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil, among others.

In 2014, Tatiana Blass participated in the Circulating Air program, Bergen, Norway, and in a residence at Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway. In 2011 she was nominated for the PIPA Prize, having won the Jury Award and the Popular Vote Award, and was an artist-in-residence at Gasworks, in London, England. In 2010 she was considered for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grant & Commissions Program, in Miami, USA. In 2008 she was shortlisted for the Nam June Paik Award, Germany, for which she exhibited at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany.

Her work is featured in institutional collections such as the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA; Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil; Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Brazil; MAC-USP – Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; MAM RJ – Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and MAM – Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil; SESC-SP, São Paulo, Brazil, among others.

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