patricia borges

PATRICIA BORGES (Rio de Janeiro, 1974) Photographer and multimedia artist, explores with images the details and fragments that mark the passage of time, both in nature and within the built environment. From 2018, she started using photographs as a material for composing installations and three-dimensional art objects, many of them were discarded after being digitized, integrating her research on the ephemerality of matter. Graduated in architecture, photography, cinematography and screenplay. Awarded at the biennials of Florence and Rome. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions around the world and it is part of major private collections. In 2019 Monteoliveto Gallery has invited Patricia Borges to participate to the “Through Your Lens” B&W Photography exhibition during the mois de la Photo in Paris. The photographer has also participated to Luxembourg Art Fair with the gallery in December 2019 and will be on show in 2020 in the Milan edition of the Paris Through Your Lens exhibition postponed due to Covid-19. Guanabara project, project exhibited in Paris Saint Germain des Prés and next in Milan Home Museum Spazio Tadini was conceived as timeless photographs inspired by Claude Lévi-Strauss’ book Tristes Tropiques, first published in 1955. The images produced on 35mm b&w negatives borrow the elegiac and poetical tone of the text, which displaces the observer with the ambivalence of a modern anthropologist engaged as a human participant in a “shrinking world”. As we approach the city by sea, we face the same landscape seen by the first navigator. Natural relief that ignores the spatial arrangement of the contemporary city, obscuring its existence and rendering harmless its civilisation seen from a distance.



Selected works