Bruno Baptistelli’s (Brazil) work is about the relationships between people and the spaces that they occupy. He is interested in how spaces and the elements that compose them – objects, architecture, society, language – can modify these relationships. Working in different environments, Bruno makes mostly site-specific works, mixing objective approaches to a space with subjective and political ones based on direct experience.

During his residency at Delfina Foundation, Bruno would like to research the parallels between historical and present-day migrations, with a particular interest in the British Grime and Rap scenes.

Recent Solo exhibitions include, Blues – um trabalho um texto, São Paulo (2020); Accumulation, Pilar Gallery, São Paulo (2018); For a While, Artkartell, Budapest, Hungary (2017). Previous residencies include, Residency Unlimited, New York. In 2016 he was awarded the ICCo/SP Art prize and in 2014 the Funarte Prize for Contemporary Art. His work is part of several collections including Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.

With support from

Coleção Moraes-Barbosa


Autumn 2020

Artist’s website



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