Otavio Schipper (Brazil, 1979) holds a degree in Physics from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, has received the the KLAS Award from the Max Planck Society in 2017 and the 2015 Fellowship from the Akademie der Künste Berlin.

The artist has presented his work at venues such as the Kunstmuseum Thun (Switzerland), the Schering Stiftung Project Space (Germany), MOT International (United Kingdom), Akademie der Künste (Germany) , Kunsthalle Winterthur, (Switzerland), Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Denmark), Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), Galleri Specta (Denmark), and Die Raum (Germany).

Through the presentation of ready-made objects such as antique telegraph machines, tuning forks, eyeglasses, elevator cabins and electric poles, Otavio Schipper’s work connects past physical worlds with our present mental landscapes. The realms of imagination become present in installations that deal with the perception of time and the cultural memory of objects, leading to the questioning of boundaries between fiction and reality. In Schipper’s installations, the spectator often experiences a spectrum of sensations, from enlightenment to nostalgia. Elements of hard science and technologies from different periods lead the viewer into territories more closely associated with dream states and imagination dives, instead of a systematic organization of knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.

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