Maíra Dietrich works with graphic arts, writing, drawing and artists’ books. She is interested in the deconstruction of the artistic process and language, articulating works that provoke the means by which they are manufactured: books without beginning or ending, unique print etchings, drawings that are texts, texts that tear themselves.
The project ‘Jogo de Força’ proposed for the residency program at Proyecto ‘ace is composed by the construction of a series of graphic pieces that will continue the formal research of the artist upon contemporary graphic language as a layer of significance. For this specific project hybrid pieces that reflect upon the confrontation of these layers of significance will be constructed through processes of addition and subtraction.
1988 | Born in Florianópolis, Brazil.
Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.
MA Royal Academy of Fine Arts, KASK, Ghent, Belgium.
BFA, the Universidade do Estado de Santa catarina, BA in Fine Arts by the Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil.
2016| project Editora 3 Dias, Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo, Brazil.
2015| 11o ABRE ALAS, Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2013| project A2 edited by par(enth)esis, Florianópolis, Brazil.
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
Prêmio PROAC, Secretaria de Cultura de São Paulo, proyect Carta de Intenção- Edição Campinas, residência em Campinas; Ateliê Aberto#6 residency in Casa Tomada, São Paulo.
Mention del PIPA Prize 2013; mention Beca Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre.
Open Studio #4 2015
Artists in dialogue
During ‘ace‘s Open Studio of April 22nd, artists-in-residence works and processes were presented.
Julie Rasmussen (Norway) contemporary dancer and producer who explored the different possible dialogues between her physical work and audiovisual formats.
Maíra Dietrich (Brazil) opened The Tower to show the photo lyto and transfer works she has been developing.
ALMA -Wesler Machado (Brasil) presented his intervention within the Palimpsest project for mural painting.
As in every Open Studio, we had an interesting encounter to get to know the artists, their projects and exchange ideas.
This time we did not only share art but also food cooked by the artists themselves.