Statement

ENG
" [ ...] For me, life is always the most important phenomenon and this process when it happens and appears is to justify any act of creating, because, for me, for a long time, the work is less important - to recreate yourself through it is what is essential [ ... ] " Lygia Clark
“Awakening - Inhabiting the body”: talks about the relation between life and art,  the transition of what is from the interior to the exterior, the processes and life cycles and the reincorporation of yourself.
In the 60´s, the artist Lygia Clark revolutionatized Brazilian art breaking paradigms and creating a radical change in the relations between  the artist, the art object and the viewer. All her production is related with her internal processes, her “crises”, as she named. In one of her writings, she comments: “For the first time I asked myself if the problem between art and life wouldn’t be the same”.
Suely Rolnik, Brazilian psychoanalyst, in her essay ”El arte cura?”, about the work of the artist, says that art exists “as practice of problematization: interpretation of signs and production of sense.”
In this way, I consider that is through art and the artistic practice that I have been discovering a way for the understanding of what surrounds me and my internal processes (feelings and sensations). An exercise of alterity, a dialogue with the interior and the exterior of myself and, on other hand, the understanding of how is my relation with the world (public) and of what I am (what belongs to me, private).
Part of my artistic production, in the beginning, revealed  a necessity of interiorisation. Cocoons, nets, circular closed shapes, images that showed a practice and a look from outside to the inside. Throughout time,  what it seemed to be a seed, started to show signs of wanting to open, life own on its own forcing growth. And, in this transition from inside to outside, the Body has converted itself in one integrating and fundamental element of the work participating and experimenting the space which surrounds us. 
“Releasing the spirit”, of 2014, is a way out of the cocoon, to lay myself bare to life. Once in my most recent projects, like in “Inhabiting the body”, I live an almost mystical and therapeutic experience, the relation art-life. The performance Body, that, within time naturally started to express itself, creates ruptures in the daily life provoking time and spacial displacements which I believe belong to contemporary art. With this living the art, I meet opportunities of pause that help me to understand and to go on reinventing myself.


PORT
”[...] a vida é sempre para mim o fenômeno mais importante e esse processo quando se faz e aparece é que justifica qualquer ato de criar, pois de há muito a obra para mim cada vez é menos importante e o recriar-se através dela é que é o essencial [...]” Lygia Clark.
“O despertar - Habitando o Corpo”: fala da relação entre vida e arte, da transição do que é interior para o exterior, de processos e de ciclos de  vida, e  de um reincorporar-se.
Nos anos 60, a artista Lygia Clark revolucionou a arte brasileira rompendo paradigmas e gerando uma mudança radical nas relações entre o artista, o objeto de arte e o espectador. Toda sua produção está relacionada com os seus processos internos, suas “crises” como ela mesma denominava.  Em um dos seus escritos ela comenta: “me pergunto pela primeira vez se o problema arte e vida não seriam uma única coisa”. Suely Rolnik, psicoanalista brasileira, em seu artigo “El arte cura? , a respeito da obra da artista, diz que a arte existe “enquanto prática de problematização: deciframento de signos e produção de sentido”.
Nesse sentido, considero que é  através da arte e da prática artística que venho descobrindo um caminho para a compreensão do que me rodeia e de meus processos internos (sentimentos e sensações). Um exercicio de alteridade, um diálogo com o interior e o exterior de mim mesma, e, por outro lado, o entendimento de como é a minha relação com o mundo (o público) e daquilo que sou (o que me é próprio, privado).
Parte da minha produção artística, realizada ao princípio, revelava uma necessidade de interiorização. Casulos, ninhos, formas circulares e fechadas, imagens que mostravam um fazer e um olhar de fora para dentro. Com o tempo, o que parecia ser uma semente,  começou a dar sinais de querer se abrir, a própria vida forçando o crescimento. E, nessa transição do interior ao exterior, o Corpo se converteu em um elemento integrante e fundamental da obra, participando e experimentando o espaço que rodeia.
“Limpando a alma (“Releasing the spirit”), de 2014, é a saída para fora do casulo, do desnudarse para a vida. Já em meus projetos mais recentes, como em “Habitando o corpo”, vivencio uma experiencia quase mística e terapêutica, a relação arte-vida. A performance do Corpo, que com o tempo naturalmente começou a expresar-se, vai criando rupturas no cotidiano, provocando deslocamentos temporais e espaciais, que acredito serem próprios da arte contemporânea. E com esse viver a arte vou encontrando oportunidades de pausa que me ajudam a entender e seguir recriando-me.


 





Bio / Exhibitions

ABOUT - Tati Pedrosa

Tati Pedrosa was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1970. 
In 1995, she received her Psychology degree from  Santa Ursula University.
From 1989-2000 she studied fine arts at The New School (New York, USA) and the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage (Brazil), where she had an opportunity to learn directly from Brazilian artists of great international prestige such as Daniel Senise, Celeida Tostes, Iole de Freitas, Nelson Leirner and Beatriz Milhazes. 
In the 90s the artist, in addition to participating in group exhibitions and collaborating with "Devotionalia"  - a public art project carried out by artists Mauricio Dias and Walter Riedweg  -  started to work as a social educator and project coordinator for Futura (a Brazilian educational television channel) managing workshops aimed at teachers and educators on the use of audiovisual resources in the educational processes.
In 2006, Tati moved to Barcelona, Spain and got her  International Masters in Communication and Education at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her final project "Empantállate" invited young audiences to foster a critical look at the way  certain themes are portrayed by the media. In addition to having her private practice, she started working in 2010 as a psychotherapist in a nonprofit organization, “Associación Educativa Integral del Raval, AEIRaval”, organization that develops social and educational programs for children, teenagers and families in the Raval, many of which face the risk of social exclusion. 
Within this new context - a foreigner in a multicultural city - Tati began to incorporate into her  work new elements such as installations, photography and interventions, in order to bring forward discussions on issues such as immigration and public / private spaces. "Elevating thinking," "House B", "Transition" and several street-art projects resulted from this period. 
The artist is still currently living in Barcelona and continues her collaboratiion with AEIRaval. Since 2014 she has been developing her newest project; “The awakening - Inhabiting the body”.



EXHIBITION

Group exhibition and projects

2010 I LusoinCat: “Transitority”, Group exhibition with Portuguese artists. Gracia Arts Project’s Galery. Barcelona, ES.
2010 | In the Sky: Presentation of “House B”, video. Barcelona, ES.
2009 | “B House”, Project of Urban Intervention. Barcelona, ES.
2009 | “La Bola”, Flash Mob. Barcelona, ES.
2009 | “Boca Cosa”, Flash Mob. Barcelona, ES.
2006 | “Faces of Solitude and Meeting”, Documentary. Barcelona, ES.
1995 – 1996 | “Devotionalia”, Public Art. Participation as an assistant artist. Developed by the artists Maurício Dias and Walter Riedweg. The Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro – MAM. Rio de Janeiro, BR.

Individual exhibition and projects
2011-2014 I Developing Projects. Street art and photography. Barcelona, ES.
2010 | “If I go what do a take?". Installation made during the event “Brazilian culture in Catalonia Day”. Centre Cívic Parc Sandaru. Barcelona, ES.
2007 | “Raising the thought”, Project of Urban Intervention. Barcelona, ES.

* Since 2014 |
Developing the project “The awakening - Inhabiting the body”, 
Barcelona, ES.






















Barcelona, ES.

tati@tatipedrosa.com