Leandro Lima & Gisela Motta

Leandro Lima and Gisela Motta were both born in São Paulo in 1976. Between 1996 and 1999, they studied Visual Arts at FAAP in São Paulo, and have been working in partnership since that time. Their solo exhibitions include Sob Controle (2009), Vivendo at Galeria Vermelho in São Paulo (2006), and Foreign Element at HIAP, Helsinki (2007). Their recent group exhibitions include the 10th Havana Biennale, Havana (2009), We Used to Be Painters at Plan 9, Bristol (2008), I/Legítimo at MIS, São Paulo (2008) and Aktuelle Videokunst aus Brasilien at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (2007). Lima and Motta were artists-in-residence in the UK in 2008 through the Artist Links/ British Council program. In 2006, they were awarded the prestigious Marcantonio Vilaça Prize and also won the Incentive bursary at the Sergio Motta Art & Technology Awards in 2004.

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