Braziliality is an independent art platform project to promote Brazilian artists abroad and international artists that have an artistic dialogue with Brazil, creating a 360o. view of the influence of contemporary Brazilian art and culture worldwide. The art platform works as a collective of artists with over 50 members in the organization and it promotes artists and arts and culture events. The project was created by Alicia Bastos in 2008 and is coordinated together with Bianca Turner, and also working in partnership with curators and collaborators.
For the past four years, Braziliality has presented the work of more than 235 artists from 23 countries in 40 exhibitions attracting more than 2.130 people in total for the night launch of the exhibition. Around 8.770 people saw the monthly exhibitions that took place at 16mm and Deli Cafe in Soho Screening Room, Made in Brazil in Camden and currently at Braziliality Gallery at Floripa, former Favela Chic, at the heart of Shoreditch.
In these four years, Braziliality also collaborated with partners such as the V&A Museum, Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, Monorex, Magazine Jungle Drums and Leros, Brazilian News, canal Londres, Latin America Bureau, the ABC Trust and Festinho festival, Festival Visual Brazil in Barcelona, Displacement Project in Berlin Fourth Plinth Project in Trafalgar Square Pedal Power, PLANarama, Cachaça Abelha and Favela Chic. Braziliality carries the philosophy to join forces to carry out the projects, adding value through social and cultural partnerships.
In 2011 for its 3rd anniversary, the project “I am Braziliality” was a festival of three days with music and art performances and an exhibition of 30 days with the participation of 42 artists in Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, part of the Hackney Wicked Festival. In January 2012, Braziliality was part of the largest ‘Late at the V&A’, a monthly night that brings evening events into the largest museum of art and design in London. The evening brought 5.600 people, including the work of 18 Braziliality artists and collaborators, including an interactive live filming of a specially designer for the event soap opera, starring nearly 50 people from the audience, and another installation of 30 frevo umbrellas, decorating the main foyer at the V&A. For its 4o. anniversary, Braziliality celebrated 4 days of party at Floripa as part of the Shoreditch Fringe festival, with an exhibition of a giant mosaic, replicating the traditional promenades of Rio’s beaches with the contribution of 28 photographers, who sent almost 230 black and white images from Rio, plus music and even a Samba ping pong Pongathon competition.
Braziliality is currently working on a business plan and looking for investors for its future.
More information please contact: Alicia Bastos firstname.lastname@example.org