Wisrah Villefort at Art Curator Grid, online

Wisrah Villefort
Cobra-cega
curated by Noelia Portela

October 22nd - December 31st, 2020

Art Curator Grid
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)
Wisrah Villefort @ Art Curator Grid, curated by Noelia Portela. Cobra-cega, 2020 (documentation)

All images courtesy and copyright of Art Curator Grid, Noelia Portela and Wisrah Villefort

'Cobra-cega' is an exhibition and interactive work by Wisrah Villefort. Conceived specifically for Art Curator Grid as an online and potentially global exercise, touching on issues of representation of non-Western art in Western platforms. In this piece, Villefort explores, with a conceptual approach, a complex reality of image appropriation, one that exists in conflict, sometimes struggle, and contestation, with physical objects. Within the artist's world, images are objects, and there is no physical barrier between nature and culture.


Wisrah Villefort (b. 1989) lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. His practice involves a conceptual approach to video, photography, installation, text, and hypermedia. Villefort's research focuses on the nonhuman, digital matter, synthetic polymers, and their markets. In @mercado__livre, he investigates the agency of imagery of objects sold in online marketplaces based in the Global South. He was shortlisted to the III Reynaldo Roels Jr Award (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and his work integrates the collection of The One Minutes Foundation at Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam, Holanda) and Instituto Moreira Salles (São Paulo, Brazil). Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Goswell Road (Paris, France) and group shows at Like a Little Disaster (Polignano, Italy), U10 Art Space (Belgrade, Serbia), and the 14th Curitiba Biennale (Curitiba, Brazil).

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