Giselle Beiguelman investigates the aesthetics of memory and develops projects of artistic interventions in the public space and with digital media. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture History and Aesthetics of the Project at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism – University of São Paulo (FAUUSP). Beiguelman is the author of several books and articles on the contemporary nomadism and the practices of digital culture. She was the Head of FAUUSP’s Design Course from 2013 to 2015, where she has been teaching since 2011. Among her recent projects are Odiolândia (Hateland) (2017), Memories of Amnesia (2015), How heavy is a cloud? (2016) and the curatorship of Arquinterface: the city expanded by the networks. She is a member of the Laboratory for OTHER Urbanisms (FAUUSP) and the Interdisciplinary Laboratory Image Knowledge – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She is the author of several books and articles on art and digital culture, and her artworks are in museum collections of Brazil and abroad, such as ZKM (Germany), the Latin American collection of the University of Essex, MAC-USP and MAR (Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro), among others.
ACTIVITIES AND PUBLICATIONS
Giselle Beiguelman has been involved in the creation and development of digital applications since 1994 and the area of preservation of digital art since 2010. She joined the teams of the main Internet providers and services in Brazil (UOL and BOL) and researched as a Fellow of Vitae Foundation in the literature and new media field. This research resulted in the award-winning project The Book after the Book (1999, website; 2003, book). She is the author of Link-se (2005) and editor of Nomadismos Tecnologicos (with Jorge La Ferla, Barcelona, Ariel, 2011) and Possible Futures: Art, Museums and Digital Archives (with Ana Gonçalves Magalhães, Edusp / Peiropolis, 2014). She was editor-in-chief of seLecT magazine (2011-2014) and editor of “new world” section of Tropico magazine. From March 2018 she is columnist of Rádio USP and Revista Zum.
ARTISTIC AND CURATORIAL PROJECTS
Beiguelman recent creative projects include Odiolândia (Hateland), a video that showcases online comments from videos published on social networks about police actions in an area of São Paulo, Brazil, known as Cracolândia (Crackland); Memoria da Amnésia, an intervention in the Municipal Archive (São Paulo, 2015). In this same research field, which explores the aesthetics of memory, in 2016 she presented the individual exhibitions Cinema Lascado, Caixa Cultural (São Paulo) and How Heavy is a Cloud?, about her trip to Poland (GalpãoVB, São Paulo). In what concerns to collective expositions, she participated of Unplace at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon, 2015) and of the 3rd Bienal da Bahia, (Salvador, 2014). Other exhibitions she took part are The Algorithmic Revolution, ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany, 2004-2008) and in the same institution, NET_Condition (1999-2000) and the 25th Biennial de São Paulo (2002). She was the curator of Arquinterface: the city expanded by the networks (Sesi Digital Art Gallery, São Paulo, 2015) and Tecnofagias (3rd Digital Art Show 3M, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, 2012).
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