Appropriating Images from the Past


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Rosângela Rennó was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. As a photographer, she has become one of the most important photographers in Brazil. Her work focuses on the appropriation of images through installations, objects, books and amateur photographs.

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For her latest project, Waiting for, Rennó will be editing unpublished images of video she recorded in Lagos, Nigeria in 2009 and will create text in Morse code language to be incorporated in the video work. The video will then be musicalized with sound editing software and the subsequent transliteration will be completed during the final editing stages.


Born Brazil, 1962

Education Graduated in Architecture from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (1986), and in Visual Arts from the Escola Guignard, Belo Horizonte (1987). Arts Doctorate from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (1997).

Awards "Prix du livre historique"Award (2013) in Arles, the Aperture/Paris Photo award. 2014 Grants & Commissions Award from CIFO.

Selected Exhibitions Projecto Educandaros 1738-2013 - Daros Latinamerica - Casa Daros (Brazil), Fotomuseum Winterthur Zurich (Switzerland), Centro de Fotografía (CMDF) (Uruguay).



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