National Museum of Women in the Arts
Brígida Baltar
November 13 1959 - present
Photograph of Brígida Baltar, courtesy of Galeria Laura Marsiaj Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Place of Birth:
Rio de Janeiro
Phonetic Spelling:
BREE-zhee-dah bahl-TAHR
Work Type/Media:
Multimedia (electronic, digital, video, film), Performance Art , Photography
Artistic Role(s):
Filmmaker, Installation Artist, Performance Artist, Photographer, Video Artist
Artist's Biography:
Brígida Baltar collects mist in flasks, wearing bubble-wrap clothes that she fashions especially for the occasion. She dislocates the usual notions of reality, time and space, pointing to the blurs in the landscape—she disappears and reappears, establishing transparent/opaque relations, showing an interest in immateriality, mystery and silence. She collects sounds from this silence producing a vinyl record integrating the exhibitions where the record player, the wires and the loudspeakers in the ambient constitute the installation. With her strange collecting instruments, she captures forest dew and sea mist, and she seems indeed to be in another planet—maybe nothing besides new possibilities of looking at reality or of being in it.

Biography courtesy of Brígida Baltar

Place(s) of Residence:
Rio de Janeiro
Where Trained/Schools:
Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1982-1987)
Related Visual Artists:
friend and colleague of João Modé
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Fellowship, Programa Petrobrás de Artes Visuais, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2001) Fellowship, Bolsa de Pesquisa Rioarte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1998)
Earliest exhibition:
Novos Novos, Galeria do Centro Empresarial Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1998)
NMWA exhibition(s):
Virgin Territory: Women, Gender, and History in Contemporary Brazilian Art
Artist retrospective(s):
A Coleta da Neblina, 2001