Ana Maria Tavares


Ana Maria Tavares

Ana Maria Tavares finds inspiration in the architecture of the modern city, particularly the stylistic grammar of Oscar Niemeyer and other utopian modernist Brazilian architects who have transformed urban Brazil in the post World War II years. She employs materials such as steel, glass, and mirrors, often alluding to building interiors and product design, to make structures that occupy the border between design and fine art. Airports and departure lounges—places that symbolize exit from everyday life—are a recurrent theme in her work, evoking feelings relating to floating and falling, meditating, and the co-existence of the real and virtual.
Aside from her own work and research, Ana Maria Tavares involves herself with the academic community. Since 1982, she has taught and supervised young artists in MFA and PhD programs at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Contact Information

Phone: +55 11.3091.4084
     Escola de Comunicações e Artes
     Universidade de São Paulo
     Av. Prof. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues, 443
     Cidade Universitária
     05508-900  São Paulo  SP


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