Carla Chaim

Lives and works in São Paulo.

 

Graduated in Fine Arts from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado – FAAP (2004), where she also did the post-graduation in Art History (2007). The artist undertakes her work on different mediums such as drawing, sculpture, video and installation. Chaim seeks to approximate her art practices to broad daily subjects taking these to her atelier and rethinking them with new forms and relations. The artist work with the notion of control in her pieces, both through pre-established rules and in her physical movements of making a drawing, the body is an essential tool on this process as well as, it is thought as a locus for a conceptual discussion to investigate its physical and social boundaries. The final result it isn’t predetermined, what she is interested in is the process itself, the movements, steps and processes of each piece. Carla defines rules and parameters and she follows these until the end. Chaim’s pieces don’t tell us a story they are the process of making an investigation itself, combining dichotomous systems: rigid rules and organic movements.

 

She has participated in several art residencies, among them Arteles, Finland (2013) and The Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, (2010). Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions including CODE, Osnova Gallery, Moscow, Russia (2017); Ao Amor do Público I, Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016); Again for the First Time, Durban Segnini Gallery, Miami, USA (2105); Film Sector, Art Basel, Miami, USA (2015); Into the Light, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo, Brazil (2015); Ichariba Chode, Plaza North Gallery, Saitama, Japan (2015); Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation – CIFO, Miami, USA (2014);

 

Carla Chaim received Brazilian awards and prizes such as CCBB Contemporâneo and Prêmio FOCO Bradesco ArtRio, both in 2015 in Rio de Janeiro. In previous years, received the awards: Prêmio Funarte de Arte Contemporânea and Prêmio Energias na Arte, in 2015 in São Paulo. In 2016, Carla was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize where in 2017 she presented her works in Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine and in Venice, Italy, in a collateral event during the Venice Biennale. Her works are part of collections such as Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Miami, USA; Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR, RJ, Brazil; and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Itamaraty, Brasília, Brazil.

 

Carla Chaim