ROMEU SILVEIRA (b. 1988) lives and works as a graphic designer and visual artist in Itajaí, SC, where he graduated in Social Communication from UNIVALI. He is editor of the independent magazine Under Pressure and has performed in several group exhibitions.

He defines his work as an intersection between photography and literature, design and the visual arts, including artist publications and printouts in collage, postal art and art Xerox. His references include Rauschenberg and On Kawara, as well as Helio Oiticica, Anna Bella Geiger, Paulo Bruscky and Miguel Rio Branco, among others.

Its creative process stands out for its appropriation and decontextualization, whether for the search for new narrative forms, either through the practice of disassembling and rearranging photographic images. His mnemonic arsenal dates back tochildhood, when he began to produce the first notebooks of collages. Son of a seamstress mother, accustomed to make reform and customization of clothes and commercial representative father traveling the state with clothing catalogs, the boy learned to pan, cut and reassemble. Above all, through images and printed words, learned to transit accumulating more than collecting, shifting and compacting in a combination of chaos and precision.

Text by Rosangela Miranda Cherem, curator and art researcher.


EXHIBITIONS
2019 Mostra Coletiva - Prêmio Aliança Francesa de Arte Contemporânea, Fundação Badesc, Florianópolis, SC.
2019 Estudos de Abstração, Galeria Dinyz Domingos, Itajaí, SC.
2019 Arte Postal – Parque Longe, Feira Tijuana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
2018 ExpoArte, Voraz Galeria, Itajaí, SC.
2018 18° Projeto Armazém, Espaço Cultural Armazém - Coletivo Elza, Florianópolis, SC.
2018 Vesícula, Espaço Breu, São Paulo, SP.
2018 17° Projeto Armazém, Galeria da Casa da Cultura Dide Brandão, Itajaí, SC.
2018 Reggae, Printemps Haussmann, Paris, FR.
2013 Exposição HotSpot, Gasômetro, Porto Alegre, RS.
2011 Recorte e Cole, Cartel 011, São Paulo, SP.

RESIDENCES
2020 Cite internationale des arts, Paris, FR.

AWARDS
2019 Prêmio Aliança Francesa de Arte Contemporânea, Florianópolis, SC.
2013 Finalist / Prêmio HotSpot, São Paulo, SP.

BOOKS
2019 Ruínas, self published.