ArtRio’s 8th edition takes place from September 26 to September 30. The event is one of the leading art fairs in Latin America, offering its public a fine selection of the most important art galleries in Brazil, and worldwide, as well. During the event’s five-day exhibition, at Marina da Glória, in Rio de Janeiro, the fair promotes several activities conceived in its original calendar. Contemporary and emerging artists are present. Emmathomas Gallery takes part offering a preview of lady artists such as: Camila Rocha, Isabelle Borges, Paula Klien and Sani Guerra.
Camila Rocha interprets nature from her keen observation of species, colors and volumes, thus creating plants, paintings, videos, photographies, drawings and collages, reorganizing these elements with nature itself. Her works were exhibited as Naturalists, at the Tina Kim Gallery in New York; Rhizome, at NON and Activities Gallery, which was curated by Merve Unsal in Istanbul; 10th International Istanbul Biennial Exhibition, “Catching Up, with Huseyin Bahri Alptekin, 3rd Tirana Biennial; “Abre Alas, Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio de Janeiro; “Ponto de Fuga”, Latin America’s Memorial Hall; Estufa na Matéria Prima da Arte Brasileira”, São Paulo, Brazil. curated by Lisette Lagnado, at Oscar Niemeyer’s Museum in Curitiba Participated at art residencies in Finland, Sweden, India, Australia, Istanbul and Brazil.
Isabelle Borges was born in Salvador in 1966. Between 1985 and 1987, she studied Social Sciences at the University of Brasilia. Between 1988 and 1992 she lived in Rio de Janeiro, where she attended at the Escola Visual do Parque Lage and had professors as Beatriz Milhazes, Daniel Senise, Charles Watson, among others. In 1993 she immigrated to Germany, initially lived in Cologne and worked as an assistant to the studio of Antonio Dias and the American artist Jack Ox, who was doing research on Kurt Schwitters, a German dadaist artist. The contact with Schwitters’ work had a strong influence on the work of Isabelle Borges, especially in her collage series. Between 1996 and 1997 he worked as assistant to Sigmar Polke. Studied at the art academy in Düsseldorf. At the end of 1997, she moved to Berlin, where she currently resides and works.
Paula Klien was born in Rio de Janeiro, in 1968. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin, Germany, and at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage. She moves throughout photography, drawing and painting. Her research explores situations in the fields of spirituality, transcendence, silence and surrender. Her previous experience with photographic equipment throughout a 10-year period was a liberating one toward her intuitive journey. Paula Klien participated at two Biennials in Italy, and at other exhibitions such as „Edible“ and „Gatos e Sapatos“.
Sani Guerra transits through photography, sculpture, installation and painting. The unreal atmospheres created by the artist reveal the oddities created by mismatched gestures, improbable angles and exaggerated prints. Sani causes friction in the relationship between time and space. It portrays fragmented figures, organized from the artist’s private universe. Won the Funarte Aesthetic Interactions Award in 2009 and the Garimpo Contest of Dasartes Magazine in 2013.