Talles Lopes (Brazil) connects with the historical documents, files, maps, iconic images, canonical architecture, expositions and other references which built an official visual history. Through his practice he seeks to reinvent these references in the collective imagination, mixing what would be an official history with other stories.

During his residency at Delfina Foundation, Talles will continue his research into the suspicious relations between modern architecture in Brazil and remnants of colonialist structures. He is interested in investigating the symbolic position of by architecture in the process of maintaining colonialist roots.

Talles graduated in architecture from the Goias State University (UEG). He has participated in numerous exhibitions, among them the XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo in Sao Paulo’s Cultural Center (CCSP) and the exposition “to-and-fro” (Vaivém) in the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center. Most recently, he has also been awarded the 7th edition of the EDP prize in Arts, from the Tomie Ohtake Institute.

Talles Lopes was born and raised in Brazil. He currently lives in Anápolis, in the state of Goiás, located in the center-western region of Brazil.

With support from

Frances Reynolds/Instituto Inclusartiz


Winter 2022

Artist’s website



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