Dora Longo Bahia
10 January 2022 - 3 February 2022
18:30 - 21:30

Ateliers'89 welcomes the acclaimed Brazilian artist and teacher Dora Longo Bahia for a painting workshop.

Although painting has been declared dead a number of times, it is very much alive for Dora. Dora's work and artistry are characterized by a strong commitment and involvement with the society in which she functions as an artist. Precisely by being always aware of this and expressing it in her work, painting remains alive, contemporary and relevant for her.

In this painting workshop, Dora Longo Bahia will explore the meaning and future of painting with you. We will examine how painting relates to other forms in which images can be transferred, such as photography and film.

While painting, the boundaries between truth and fiction in art are explored. We are going to see whether paintings can still have the ability to convey a committed message, like the other image carriers have. A role that painting also had in the past.

The workshop also aims to challenge participants to think about the impact their painting has on their daily lives. Can they appeal to their environment through their paintings and influence it or even change it? Together with Dora, they learn to take the next step in their development by breaking new ground, colouring outside the lines and taking risks in their work.

It promises to be an extraordinarily inspiring workshop led by an experienced teacher with a young mind. The work period will be concluded with an exhibition of the works made.

Dora Longo Bahia (1961 São Paulo, Brazil) is a Multimedia artist and teacher living and working in São Paulo.

From 1984 she worked with scenography, illustration and performance. Since the 1990s, her paintings mainly talked about the urban condition when dealing with themes such as violence, sex and death. Since 1993 she has been an illustrator of Folha de São Paulo. In addition, she worked as a professor at various leading art academies between 1994 and 2018. But she also played in the punk band Disk-Putas and is still active as a musician in the rock bands Verafisher and Maradonna.

Dora Longo Bahia's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including the Havana Biennale.