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1986, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Currently lives in São Paulo.

Yan Copelli’s investigations unfold in a cross-disciplinary manner. Whether traditional or digital media are used, his works open a field ontological speculations of objects, exchanging shapes among themselves, common uses and significations in which utilitarian or decorative artifacts have in relation to the bodies they adorn. Generally, hybridity, torsions and the recurrence of specific colors and themes are aspects that draw reflections on identity constructs, as well assignifiers of taste.

We may identify his poetics, for example, with the metonymies attributing body parts to parts ofobjects – feet, hands, head, neck. It is according to this sort of semantic dislocation that Yan gives life to his work, a particularly performative and extravagant life, full of poses and tricks. Hisworks, including paintings, claim a body-like condition for themselves.

Felipe Molitor


EDUCATION

2020-2021
Acompanhamento de pintura (accompaniment of painting) with Regina Parra and Rodolpho Parigi -  São Paulo, Brazil

2020
Artistic Research Group Escola Entrópica with Ana Mazzei and Regina Parra - São Paulo, Brazil

2019
Artistic Research Group with João Loureiro - São Paulo, Brazil 

Artistic Research Group Clínica Geral with Raphael Escobar e Thais Rivitti, Ateliê397 - São Paulo, Brazil 

2018
Filosofia da arte (Art Philosophy research) with Natália Leon - São Paulo, Brazil 

2009-2012
BA - Industrial design (Graphic Design department)  at University Center of the City of Rio de Janeiro (UniverCidade), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

SOLO AND DOUBLE EXHIBITIONS 

2021
“Baba na fronha” (curated by Ricardo Sardenberg), Projeto Vênus - São Paulo, Brasil

How I Feel (curated by Mama Like) - Duo Exhibition with Ivana De Vivanco, 208 Bowery - New York, United States

2018
A forma das Coisas, Espaço.CC - São Paulo, Brasil

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Chat Cube (curated by Rudá Cabral), Homeostasis (https://homeostasislab.org/) - online exhibition

Aragem, Anita Schwarts Gallery - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 

Futuração (curated by Lucas Albuquerque) , Aymoré Gallery - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2020
Monster High group show (online exhibition) - São Paulo, Brasil 

Ao ar, livre (online exhibition curated by Tiago de Abreu Pinto) - Brasil

Nine out of ten (curated by Ricardo Sardenberg), Projeto Vênus - São Paulo, Brasil

Fog Machine (online exhibition), part of the University of the Underground research program - Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Art in Isolation, North Dakota Museum of Art - North Dakota, United States 

ainda mt nada (online exhibition) - Brasil 

Ressetar (curated by Duilio Ferronato), Diversity Museum - São Paulo, Brasil 

Abre Alas (curated by Keyna Eleison, Pablo de La Barra e Yhuri Cruz ), A Gentil carioca - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2019
Mini e uma noite (curated by Claudio Savaget), Copanzinho - São Paulo, Brasil 

Reality show - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 

A menina mais feia da turma, Ateliê 397 - São Paulo, Brasil 

Antes Tarde Duke Nukem, Deactivated Hospital - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Parabéns (curated by Guilherme Teixeira), Tingua building mezzanine - São Paulo, Brasil

FESTIVAU DE C4NN3$ - sem anos de história, Lona gallery - São Paulo, Brasil

Abraço coletivo (curated by Paula Borghi), Ateliê397 - São Paulo, Brasil

Programa de Exposições TRETA, Ateliê397 - São Paulo, Brasil 

A Casa Da Galerista (curated by Maria Monteiro) , Copan - São Paulo, Brasil  

Corpo além do corpo (curated by Carollina Lauriano) , Ponder - São Paulo, Brasil 

The Others (curated by Tokio galeria), Brasil Perú Cultural Center - Lima, Peru

No Borders, Miscelanea Bcn - Barcelona, Spain

Salad days, Young Space winter online exhibition (curated by Kate Mothes)

2018
1000 Vases (curadoria Say Hi To), Paris Design Week, Espace Commines - Paris, France 

2016
Conversão (curated by Carlos Issa e Ana Helena Tokutake), Sé gallery - São Paulo, Brasil 

2015
Altplana (curated by Bia Bittencourt), Elevado - São Paulo, Brasil

2013
Laço, Paço das Artes - São Paulo, Brasil 

2012
Tattoo the Girl, Mutuo Centro de Arte - Barcelona, Spain 

2011
Ofício Coletivo, Public Archive of the State of Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre, Brasil

2010
Parede 2010, International Poster Art Festival, Federal Justice Cultural Center - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2010
Mental Mazes (curated by Ryan de la Hoz), Double Punch gallery, San Francisco - CA, United States 

RESIDENCIES

2020
Olhão web residency program / June

University of The Underground - research bureau "If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution - Amsterdam - Tbilisi / April - June

PUBLICATIONS

2021
ArtMaze Mag issue 22

2017
Redtubbie, Published by me

2016
Apocalypso, Published by me

Cabelin, Published by Bagaana

2015
Void magazine

Cabelo do Cebolinha #1, #2 e #3, Published by Bagaana

2014
Mutuca, Published by Bagaana

2012
Falafel zine #2

2011
Weird Lines #1

Friend Zone, Published by Blood of the young

FAQ Magazine #9

Revista Saladah #1, #2, #3 , Published by Grupo Sal