Gilvan Barreto was born in Pernambuco and has lived in Rio de Janeiro for the last ten years. His work focuses on political and social issues as well as the relation between men and nature. His photographs are strongly influenced by cinema and literature. In 2014 he won some of the most important prizes in Brazil, such as Prêmio Brasil de Fotografia, Prêmio Marc Ferrez, Prêmio Conrado Wessel de Arte and was one of the selected artists by the program Rumos, of Itaú Cultural. He is the author of the books Suturas (independente, 2016), Sobremarinhos (independente, 2015), O Livro do Sol(Tempo D’Imagem, 2013) and Moscouzinho (Tempo D’Imagem, 2012). He is also the organizer and co-author of the book-cd Orquestra Pernambucana de Fotografia.

 

 

Solo Shows

2016  Llamamiento – Centro de Fotografia de Montevideo –Uruguai

2015  Suturas – Centro Cultural Laura Alvim – Rio de Janeiro; Galeria Amparo 60 – Recife

2013  Arqueologia de Ficções – Centro Capibaribe de Imagens – Recife; Ateliê da Imagem – Rio de Janeiro; Doc Galeria  – São Paulo

 

Group Shows

2015 – 2016  A Arte da Lembrançaa Saudade na Fotografia Brasileira – Itaú Cultural – São Paulo; Espaço Cultural Casa das Onze Janelas –Belém

2016  A Arte de Contar Histórias – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói (Niterói, RJ, 2016). Passion. Fan-Behaviour and Art, Küntstlerhaus Bethanien, (Berlin, Alemanha, 2015), Kunsthaus Nürnberg, (Nurembergue, Alemanha, 2016), Ludwig Múzeum (Budapest, Hungria, 2016).

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