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Open Doors to Art: Studio Visit with Luiz Aquila – Live from Brazil
January 6, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for this very special online Studio Visit live from Brazil. A key figure of abstract expressionism in Brazil, Luiz Aquila will open the doors to his beautiful studio in the mountains near Rio de Janeiro. He will describe his artistic process and take us on a virtual tour of his most recent works and art objects that inspire him. Aquila will talk about Brazil’s current contemporary art scene and its place in the broader Latin American landscape. Questions from the audience are encouraged.
WHEN: Thursday, January 6th, 1pm to 2pm Pacific Time
WHERE: Online on Zoom
FREE event. Please get your free ticket at Eventbrite
About the artist
Luiz Aquila is an artist born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1943. He lived and studied in Rio, Brasília, Paris, Lima, London and Lisbon. His role as an educator includes being an art professor at the University of Brasília, Centro de Criatividade de Brasília, and as a teacher for two decades and then director of the School of Visual Arts in Rio. During this period Aquila is said to be of great importance in forming young artists. Aquila exhibited his work in the 17th,18th and 20th São Paulo International Biennial and at the 27th Venice Biennale. Other major individual shows include Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP and Paço Imperial, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, in addition to dozens of individual exhibitions in important museums and galleries from 1963 to 2021. He is currently the Cultural Director of the Casa de Petrópolis Instituto de Cultura, in Petrópolis, RJ, where he lives and works.