Roberto Winter, Default, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, 2017
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Roberto Winter, <em>Metanoia</em>, 2011, vídeo, 7’30”

Roberto Winter’s practice tries to engage in the production of things that could make the current state of affairs graspable, explicit, unbearable and, eventually, help lead to its inexorable overcoming. A production which stems from – and ends in – the concrete realities of words, objects and materials – and their absences, guided by questions such as: Do time and space exist? How so? Are there inescapable intrinsic material truths to things? What seems absent could also not be non-existent (ideology)? Is a disassembly of the void into the material realm (and vice-versa) a possible way of achieving critique? How does one engage the spectacle, the pornography of freedom and autonomy: ideology in social, cultural, political, economic and artistic fields?

Roberto Winter lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil and holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from the University of São Paulo.
Recent productions include the feature film Reverse proxy (in collaboration with Guilherme Peters) and, more recently, the short video A role play, which was part of the solo show Default hosted by Mendes Wood DM in São Paulo. Lectures such as 2028 (on the future of Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and the influence of social networks on politics was presented as part of Frestas - art triennial at SESC Sorocaba), Addicted (on the psychology of Facebook as form of Skinner’s Box and its variable ratio reward schedule, presented during Breaking the system hosted at Al Janiah, São Paulo) and A couch in the middle of the street (on Tiqqun and the political impact of social networks, as part of Citizens, go home! at Centro Cultural Oswald de Andrade). He helped organize 1111001, in which artists gave talks about paintings created one hundred or more years ago. He is currently one of the editors of the art criticism magazine Dazibao.


PIESP – Programa Independente da Escola São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Criticism and Curatorship Study Group, Department of Arts, University of São Paulo
Art, Art System, Society and Culture Study Group, Santa Marcelina College, coordinated by Ricardo Basbaum
BA in Physics at the Physics Institute of the University of São Paulo, Brazil

Solo Shows

Default, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Ice cream sales cause shark attacks, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
The State of the Art, Elba Benítez Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Group Shows

CONSTRUÇÃO, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Avenida Paulista, MASP, São Paulo, Brazil
Soft Power, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Untitled, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil
15ª Mostra do Filme Livre, CCBB, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Brazil
Proxy reverso, Cine 104, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Semana dos Realizadores Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Boiling Point, PSM Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Há escolas que são gaiolas e há escolas que são asas, MAR - Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Horário Político (obrigatório), Ateliê Aberto, Campinas, Brazil
Permanent Playfulness, Galeria Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
O que ainda não é, TAC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It narratives, Franklyn Street Works, New York, USA
Batalhão de Telegrafistas, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil
La parte que no te pertenece, Galería Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain
Amor e ódio a Lygia Clark, Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
18º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc Videobrasil – Panoramas do Sul, Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil
Conversation Pieces, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Betão à Vista, MuBe – Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil
Territórios e Fugas, Galeria de Arte do Instituto de Artes da Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil
Ambiguações, CCBB – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Campo Neutral, Museu da Gravura, Curitiba, Brazil
In lines and Realignments, Simon Lee Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Repeat To Fade, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
PIESP 2011–2012, Instituto Cervantes, São Paulo, Brazil
Outras Coisas Visíveis sobre Papel, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil
O Efeito da Frase, Murillo La Greca Museum, Recife, Brazil
Estou aqui, Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil
Mitologias/Mythologies, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Em direto, Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo, Brazil
17 Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Deconstructing social networks & Web 2.0 landscapes, Smart Tel (Speedshow), Brussels, Belgium
Shadowed by the Future, Instituto Cervantes, São Paulo, Brazil
Livro acervo, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
Radiovisual, 7th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Inauguration, Novembro, São Paulo, Brazil
13th Cultura Inglesa Festival, Brazilian British Centre, São Paulo, Brazil

Roberto Winter Default
Permanent Playfulness
Roberto Winter Vendas de sorvete provocam ataques de tubarão
Repeat to Fade
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