We are so in our heads. We are so into thinking. What we see is inescapably related to this inner world. But what is real, and what is an illusion? My work is about remembering what we already know. It is a practice of observing the oscillation, patterns and space between what we see and what looks at us.
In essence, it is to seek carefully into the infinite archives of blurry memories for hints and traces. The everyday effort of coping with the massive use of images and felt experiences led me to investigate the eyes physiology and thought systems as a means to learn about perception and awareness.
Searching for images, family photographs, old sacred texts, objects and symbols became a process to understand the inherited knowledge, beliefs and often obscure connections that permeate our social interactions. Referencing philosophy and spirituality the work mirrors the human condition, full of pathos and beauty.Ordinary items like stamps, documents, pens, photographs, seals, typewriters and archival boxes borrowed from the bureaucratic system emerged as the material to depict narratives on power, vision and collective unconsciousness.
Mostly, drawings and prints are experimental and usually have a photograph or an original image that is appropriated and retraced. Often materials and procedures not used anymore are present, like the mimeograph or the typewriter. Through repetition and layering, the works demonstrate not only my interest in the medium’s fundamental role in spreading knowledge but the notion of trial and error inherent in printmaking and life itself. Words, images, sounds and objects interplay in an evocative effort to show what is there to see when we turn the eyes to ourselves.
FABIOLA CHIMINAZZO (b. 1971, Brazil) graduated in Visual Arts at FAAP - Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (1994). Her research goes into photography, printmaking, drawing, objects, installations and video making. Words, images, sounds and objects interplay in an evocative effort to show what is there to see when we turn the eyes to ourselves. Her work has been shown in several group exhibitions throughout Brazil including UNICAMP - University of Campinas - São Paulo; USP - University of São Paulo - Paço das Artes 2015; Centre of Arts and Culture Adamastor in Guarulhos - São Paulo.She has received Brazilian awards and prizes such as: XXIII Visual Arts Exhibition Guarulhos - São Paulo in 2014; VI Visual Arts Exhibition of S. José do Rio Preto - SP in 2013; IV Artistas sem Galeria Visual Arts Exhibition - São Paulo - SP in 2013; XXI Visual Arts Exhibition Atibaia - SP in 2012. She has participated at art residencies such as Procedencia e Propriedade (Charles Watson) - Rio de Janeiro in 2012 and Cabana Extemporanea - FUNARTE - São Paulo in 2011.Some of the mentors and artists she worked with the last ten years of her practice were: Rubens Espirito Santo, Nino Cais, Carla Chaim and Sylvia Furegatti. Chiminazzo’s work is in the collections of MACS - Museum of Contemporary Arts of Sorocaba SP - Brazil. She is currently a member of Tashkeel and lives and works between Brazil and Dubai, UAE since 2017.
FABIOLA CHIMINAZZO, artista visual curitibana nasceu em 1971. Formou-se em comunicação visual na FAAP -São Paulo em 1993. Suas pesquisas transitam pela fotografia, gravura, desenho, objetos, instalações e video. Através das ações cotidianas, dos objetos comuns e dos mecanismos burocráticos seu trabalho indaga sobre o que há para se ver quando nos voltamos para nós mesmos. Em seus diálogos poéticos propõe uma perspectiva de estranhamento e pertencimento do mundo que nos cerca. Estudou fotografia com Iatã Canabrava e filosofia com Rubens Espirito Santo. Em 2012 fez o curso "Procedência e Propriedade" com Charles Watson, professor da EAV Parque Lage/ Rio de Janeiro. De 2012 a 2015 foi integrante do grupo de acompanhamento de projetos do Hermes, com orientação dos artistas Nino Cais e Carla Chaim. Em 2016 fez parte do grupo de estudos orientado pela artista e docente da UNICAMP Sylvia Furegatti em Campinas/SP. Vive e trabalha entre Brazil e Dubai, Emirados Arabes desde 2017.