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Theo Firmo

Works

Untitled
Untitled
Begining and end
Begining and end
Bottom / Top
Bottom / Top
Family #3
Family #3
Chat
Chat
In any Other...
In any Other...
We Continue Here #2
We Continue Here #2
Another Tale #7
Another Tale #7
Another Tale #5
Another Tale #5
Extractos de...
Extractos de...
Private Politics
Private Politics
History Hillustrated
History Hillustrated
I am there...
I am there...
Older brothers...
Older brothers...
Older Brothers...
Older Brothers...

Info

Theo Firmo (São Paulo, 1983) has taken university studies in linguistics and semiotics. His graphic work is drawing mainly, though it has video works that have been shown in numerous festivals around the world. The narrative process is the central core of his work, product of a research on language, its contexts and possible relations.

Firmo’s drawings are often aimed to installation and have a strong tactile appeal. In his artistic work there are, besides, three fundamental axes: memory, absence and chance, which together build a meta-reality halfway between what is real and what is not. He lives and works between Madrid and São Paulo.

Solo Shows
2011  Outros Contos, GAleria Emma Thomas, Sao Paulo, Brasil. A Estoria Hilustrada, Centro de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain. 2010  Suma Cero, La Fresh Gallery, Madrid. 2009  Casa Tomada, Galería Columpio, Madrid.

Awards, Bursaries, etc.
2012    II Encontro de Artistas Novos – Ciadade da Cultura, Santiago de Compstela, Spain. 2011    Residency – Casa Tomada São Paulo. INJUVE Selection 2011, Spain. 2010    Bursary – Casa Falconieri, Cagliari, Italy. 2008    Best Animation – I Festival of Visual Expression PorLoVisto, Leganés, Spain.

Undertaken Projects
2012 Older Brothers to protect your teeth – Curated project for the city´s Open Studio journeys, Madrid. 2010 Storytelling nº3”, installation – XII Tentaciones, part of Estampa Art Fair 2010, Madrid. 2009  Mamá, installation – The Black Pillar Madrid.

Group Shows
2012  ICEBERG, Matadero, Madrid. Biblioteca Intervenida, Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, Spain. Swab (feria), Galería Emma Thomas, Barcelona. Artes Visuales INJUVE 2011, Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo, Uruguay. La mirada vaga, Carmen Sandiego Galería, Buenos Aires, Argentina. SP Arte (feria), Galeria Emma Thomas, São Paulo. Dandi, Madismad / Jugada a 3 bandas, Madrid. Artes Visuales INJUVE 2011, Centro Cultural de España, Rosario, Argentina. 2011 Encerramento Ateliê Aberto #5, Casa Tomada, São Paulo. Mostra Amarello Ano II, Amarello, São Paulo. Premios de Creación INJUVE 2011, Antigua Tabacalera, Madrid. Biblioteca Intervenida, MAS, Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander,  Spain. Summer Calling ‘11, 3+1 Arte Contemporânia, Lisbon, Portugal. Vamos, eso va de ilustración, Sala de Arte Ermita de San Antonio, Lanzarote, Spain. Bring your own Beamer, Matadero, Madrid. Covers #02, Espacio Menosuno / Fotojaén ‘11, Jaén, Spain. La Música es la Respuesta (a tus problemas), La Fresh Gallery, Madrid. 2010 XX Certamen de dibujo Gregorio Prieto, Fundación Gregorio Prieto, Valdepeñas, Spain. La Mirada Escondida, La Eriza, Madrid. Todo Disfraz, espacio OTR Madrid. Dibujando Páginas: el dibujo en los libros de artista, Galería Columpio, Madrid. Measuring Distances, Fauna Galeria, São Paulo. 2009 Nouveau Nude, Dalston Superstore, London, UK. Ojo Rojo, Ojo Azul, Galería Columpio, Madrid. VOXBOX, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK. Ahora o Nunca, La Fresh Gallery, Madrid. Mostra em Obras, Casarão Paulista, São Paulo. Todos somos casi abstractos, Madismad, Madrid. 2008 Slow Portraits, Madismad, Madrid. 2007 Primera Colectiva, Galería Columpio, Madrid.

Festivals
2011  Jean Genet Centenary Charity Festival, Madrid. 2009 Mid_E , San Sebastian, Spain. Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece. Typos in the writing wall / SARAI, New Dehli, India. 2008   BAC Festival, Barcelona, Spain. NETMAGE Live Media Festival, Bologna, Italy. PorLoVisto Leganés. International Kansk Video Festival, Kansk, Russia. Digital Fringe, The Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Australia. Movica, Artica Fest, St. Louis, USA.

Selected Publications
2011  O Amarello – Issue # 4 Colonialismo 2010 /5 – Books for La Noche de los Libros Mutantes. 2009  New Papers – Issue #2 2008   FAKE Magazine – Issue #12 (MUSAC, León / FRIEZE Art Fair, UK) WLTF Magazine – Issue #2