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ABOUT

1995. São Paulo - SP, Brazil.

Thiago 'Thia' Sguoti is based in São Paulo. Graduated in the Visual Arts degree course at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas. Is a non-binary person, an artist whose research involves ways of rethinking social behaviors aimed at gender performance. Is constantly on a journey of self-knowledge demystifying and decoding symbologies of the world. Has already participated in collective and individual exhibitions and currently works on gender and beauty issues through multimedia works.

STATEMENT

LGBTQIA + activist, Thiago 'Thia' Sguoti brings in his artistic production, a reflection on the binary gender system. The artist interweaves performance, painting, sculpture and appropriates appropriates symbols and other mechanisms to represent their ideologies in relation to beauty, sexuality and identity.

Like the mermaid who within many cultures, is a great symbol of aesthetics and feminine sensuality. Her image is already a stereotype rooted in the collective unconscious of people, as well as gender assimilationist policies present even within the LGBTQIA + community.

The artist confronts confronts such impositions by disfiguring an icon of beauty, aiming to cause strangeness and reflection. A fish-headed woman in a human body is not a conventional thing to expect. The idea of ​​a woman half fish only from the waist down, as well as the feminine and masculine expressions corresponding to heteronormative ideals, are already pre-established standards.

Sguoti seeks to provoke a reflection on normative standards and how to better understand other different ways of existing beyond this system.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions 

2016 | Limites do Inconsciente - Galeria Aloísio Magalhães. Centro de Cultura Raul de Leoni. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Collective Exhibitions 

2020 | 25th SAV - Salão de Artes Visuais de Vinhedo. Centro de Exposições e Galerias Edilson Caldeira. São Paulo, Brasil.

2019 | Re-Arte Project 2nd edition. Sociedade das Artes. São Paulo, Brazil.

2019 | 2nd Art Meeting VIVIEUVI. Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas (E.B.A.C.). São Paulo, Brazil.

2018 | 1st Art Meeting VIVIEUVI. Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas (E.B.A.C.). São Paulo, Brazil.

2018 | 69th Salão de Abril. Casa do Barão de Camocim. Ceará, Brazil.

2018 | Eixo Collective 3rd edition. Galeria EIXO - Fábrica Bhering. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2016 | Corpo Presente - Cazamais. São Paulo, Brazil.  

2016 | Fundação - Ateliê Braço Forte Contemporâneo. São Paulo, Brazil.

2016 | Qual é o seu link? - Centro de Artes Calouste Gulbenkian. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2016 | L.O.T.E. - 6th edition. Instituto de Artes da UNESP. São Paulo, Brazil.

2016 | Eixo Collective > july. Galeria EIXO - Estúdio Dezenove. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

2016 | Festival Instantâneo de Performance Urgente - Função. Espaço Nulo. Tocantins, Brazil. 

2015 | Novas Impressões. Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade. São Paulo, Brazil.

2014 | L.O.T.E. - 4th edition. Instituto de Artes da UNESP. São Paulo, Brazil.

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

AR - Acervo Rotativo. Curated by Laerte Ramos.