Studio Artist Program
Marcia Vaitsman’s work traces subtle connections between people, their cultural environments and how their choices shape our times, particularly focused on the question of alterity (otherness), which takes forms of breakable floors, distant islands, dark landscapes, temporal objects, invented languages, impossible bodies… This research is not restricted to a socio-cultural observation; sometimes her own images and meanings seem foreign to her. In the final phase of a project a medium is chosen to best support the imaginary created by this investigatory mental process and so starts the production of a book, photography, video or computer program.
Vaitsman, born in Brazil, studied media, art and photography at Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil; Kunsthochschule fuer Medien KHM, Germany; and SCAD, Atlanta. Vaitsman has projects awarded and/or sponsored by the Sao Paulo Biennial Foundation; UNESCO-Ashberg, France; Ministry of Culture, Brazil; IAMAS, Japan; Prince Claus Fund, The Netherlands, among others. Her work has been shown in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.