Sandra Gonçalves

Sandra Gonçalves

Photographer

Exhibitions :

    2021 – Collective Exhibition - "Journeys: To the Edge of Reality" - Art Trope Gallery – Arles - France
    2020 – Collective Exhibition - Small Format Photography Fair - Ateliê Lyria Palombini - Photography Festival - Tiradentes, Minas Gerais – Brazil
    2019 – Collective Exhibition - Gourmandise - Galerie Aécio Sarti -International Photography Festival – Paraty - Brazil
    2018 – Collective Exhibition - Salt drawings in photogenic variations - My essay: Darkness - House of Culture Mário Quintana – Porto Alegre - Brazil
    2017 – Collective Exhibition - Les Héritiers Herschel: Revisiting blue through hybridizations, appropriations and diversities - House of Culture Mário Quintana – Porto Alegre - Brazil
    2016 – Collective Exhibition - Lumen - Exhibition of the Study Group on Historical and Alternative Photographic Processes – Porto Alegre - Brazil
    2012 – Edition of images of the book Porto Alegre Imaginada - Graphic Observatory – Porto Alegre - Brazil
    2008 – Individual Online Exhibition - Carvoarias Urbanas - Photography
    2007 – Collective Exhibition - "14th International Month of Photography in Athens", sponsored by the Hellenic Center of Photography - Urban Charbonnages – Athens - Greece
    2004 – Individual Exhibition - Urban Charcoal Shops - Galeria dos Arcos - Usina do Gasômetro – Porto Alegre - Brazil
    2003 – Individual Exhibition - Urban Charcoals - FOTORIO Project - House of Rui Barbosa – Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
    2002 – Individual Exhibition - Carvoarias Urbanas - Solar do Barão Cultural Center / Cidade de Curitiba Photography Museum - Curitiba Cultural Foundation – Curitiba - Brazil
    2001 – Individual Exhibition - Carvoarias Urbanas - UFF Art Gallery - Universidade Federal Fluminense – Niteroi - Brazil
    2000 – Personal Exhibition - Urban Carvoarias - Museu da República - Department of Heritage, Museums and Plastic Arts. National Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage – Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Chaos
The theme of the "Chaos" series represents the fear of an outward opening in a very oppressive global dynamic. Currently, containment isolation is spreading globally. The windows of our homes become our access to the world, a world that we keep pushing back because of a growing fear. X-ray images of bodies exposed upside down on landscapes reveal the fragile material of which we are made of. Pushed by the current period, we become passive bodies and terrified by an invisible evil of our time, which functions as an anxiety that clings to all aspects of our lives. Specters of pain and death can thus hide behind each of our movements. Escape from fear and chaos becomes impossible and permanent, even in dreams and imaginary journeys.
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Pandemic
The series "Pandemic", produced in 2020, highlights the human isolation derived from the fragility of the body and the consequence of the loss of mobility: characteristics that seemed to be reserved for the elderly or the sick. Since 2020, isolation and confinement have extended to any social body, hostage to a virus (Covid-19) which paralyzes and confines the world population in their living spaces. Through images merged with X-rays, both from her personal archives, Sandra Goncalves tried to reflect on the conditions that the presence of the virus imposes on the daily life of humanity which is weakened. The x-ray of our bodies covers landscapes, objects and people like an aversion to pain and fear.
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