This artist is participating in the edition Roma.
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Lives and works at Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
Born Montes Claros, Minas gerais, Brasil.
EDUCATION: Avilmar Maia was born in Brazil, in 1970. He lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He studied sculpture in private studio and drawing in Guignard School (2005). He attended courses about aesthetcs of Art at the Inima de Paula Museum (2007). He studied History of Art and contemporary Art at the Republic of Art (private studio) in Belo Horizonte City (2008) and also courses about Theory of Art at Art School in the Federal University of State of Minas Gerias (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte City, Brazil. He graduated in Medical School in 1994. Later on, he became specialist in Psychiatry and in 2007 he got a master degree in psychoanalysis in the Federal University of State of Minas Gerais UFMG). EXHIBITIONS GROUPS: 2014: Carrosssel do Louvre, Paris. 2014: 4 west 43, New York, 2014: Pier 94, New York. . 2013: Helsinq, Finland (AVA Galleria) 2013: Inimá de Paula Museum, Belo Horizonte, Brasil. AWARDS: 2015: Sandro Botticelli Prize. Florence, Italy.
The artist's concern is the question: "What is art?" or "Do you really know what art is?". Thus, he researches about mythology, greats sculptors such as Modigliani and Brancusi, minimalist art, his childhood, and the contemporary art as of Marina Abramovich, Louise Bourgeoise, Saint-Clair Cemim and others. However, the main line of reserch is 'the emptiness', which cannot be explained, the emptiness that is present in the work of art from other artist, in the incidents of life, in the small talks, in the dreams, in surprises, and in the unexpected encounter.