apexart :: New York City Fellow :: Keila Alaver
Fellowship Program
Name: Keila Alaver
Visiting From: São Paulo, Brazil  
Dates of Fellowship: November 14 - December 15, 2005  
Recommended by: Felipe Chaimovich
curator, Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo (MAM)
Keila Alaver is an artist (born 1970, Santo Antônio da Platina, Brazil) currently based in São Paulo. She was raised in Santo Antônio da Platina in the state of Paraná in the south of Brazil. Due to the demands of a future career, as with a lot of young Brazilians from the countryside, she made the inevitable move to a large city, and in 1996 graduated from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP), São Paulo in visual arts. The collision between her rural past and the new metropolitan art-world reality determined the beginning of her career and still echoes in many moments of her work. Her production moves through different techniques: painting, sculpture, photography, silk screen, but there is no chronological rigidity in her use of media. Alaver is currently working in the Education Department for the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) and is represented by Galeria Luisa Strina in Brazil.

FELLOWSHIP TALK: in conversation with Hakan Topal
November 22, 2005