Romeu Silveira (Brusque, 1988) lives and works in Brazil. His research is developed through speculative and accumulative processes around technical images, giving value to poor images or questioning the value of high definition images through appropriation and a wide range of interventions. He operates between the analog and the digital.The decontextualization and the creation of new narratives are a constant in his production, which reveals itself in photographic series, collages, video installations, websites and publications. He has participated in group exhibitions in Brazil and abroad such as the interventions at the Printemps Haussmann (Paris, FR), in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, he was awarded with the French Alliance Contemporary Art Prize, which earned him an artistic residency at the Cité internationale des arts (Paris, FR). He has already published the books Contretemps (2021), Everything and nothing (2020) and Ruínas (2019).

    “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 a father who travelled the state with fashion 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.”

    Rosangela Cherem, curator and art researcher, in the occasion of the French Alliance Contemporary Art Prize 2019

education
2007-2012 Social Communication, Universidade do Vale do Itajaí - UNIVALI, Itajaí, SC.

projects
2020-now, founder/editor, zero-Editions
2015-now, founder/editor, Under Pressure
2004-2017 founder/editor, U+MAG

exhibitions
2021 Entrecortes, zero-Editions, online
2021 Entre lobo e cão, exposição virtual, Florianópolis, SC
2021 Mapeamento de artistas, curadoria de Kim Coimbra. Crivo Coletivo, Itajaí, SC
2020 Acrescenter o que lhe falta para preencher, Crivo Coletivo, Itajaí, SC
2020 Virtual Open Studio / Lauréats du Institut Français
2020 Contretemps / Livestream / Cité Internationale des arts, Paris, FR
2019 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, curadoria de Juliana Crispe. Espaço Cultural Armazém - Coletivo Elza, Florianópolis, SC
2018 Vesícula, curadoria de Igi Ayedun. Espaço Breu, São Paulo, SP
2018 17° Projeto Armazém, curadoria de Juliana Crispe, Sarah Uriarte e Kim Coimbra. Casa da Cultura Dide Brandão, Itajaí, SC
2018 Intervenção, Printemps Haussmann, Paris, FR
2017 Intervenção, Printemps Homme, Paris, FR
2013 Exposição HotSpot, Gasômetro, Porto Alegre, RS
2011 Recorte e Cole, curadoria de Thiago Ferraz e Fernando Sapuppo. Cartel 011, São Paulo, SP

residences
2020 Cité internationale des arts, Paris, FR
2013 Tanque de Ideias. Prêmio Hot Spot, Universidade Anhembi-Morumbi, São Paulo, SP.

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

books
2021 Contretemps
2020 Everything and nothing
2019 Ruínas