About






yancopelli@gmail.com / +55 11 941619989
BIOGRAPHY

1986, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Currently lives and works 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 as signifiers of taste.

We may identify his poetics, for example, with the metonymies attributing body parts to parts of objects – 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. His works, including paintings, claim a body-like condition for themselves.

Text: Felipe Molitor



EDUCATION

Bachelor

Bachelor Degree in Industrial design (Graphic Design department) / 2009-2012

University Center of the City of Rio de Janeiro (UniverCidade), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Others

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

Artistic Research Group Clínica Geral with Raphael Escobar e Thais Rivitti, Ateliê397 - São Paulo, Brazil / 2019

 Art Philosophy Research with Natália Leon - São Paulo, Brazil  / 2018

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

How I Feel - Duo Exhibition with Ivana De Vivanco, 72 Warren St. - New York, United States / 2020

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Nine out of ten (online exhibition curated by Ricardo Sardenberg) / 2020

Fog Machine (online exhibition), part of the University of the Underground research program / 2020

Art in Isolation, North Dakota Musem of Art - United States / 2020

Ressetar (curated by Duilio Ferronato), Diversity Museum - São Paulo, Brasil / 2020

Abre Alas (curated by Keyna Eleison, Pablo de La Barra e Yhuri Cruz ), A Gentil carioca - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil / 2020

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

Reality show (curated by Tiago Carneiro da Cunha)  - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil / 2019

A menina mais feia da turma, Ateliê 397 - São Paulo, Brasil / 2019

Antes Tarde Duke Nukem, Deactivated Hospital - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil / 2019

Parabéns (curated by Guilherme Teixeira), Tingua building mezzanine - São Paulo, Brasil / 2019

FESTIVAU DE C4NN3$ - sem anos de história, Lona gallery - São Paulo, Brasil / 2019

Abraço coletivo (curated by Paula Borghi), Ateliê397 - São Paulo, Brasil / 2019

Programa de Exposições TRETA, Ateliê397 - São Paulo, Brasil / 2019

A Casa Da Galerista (curated by Maria Monteiro) , Copan - São Paulo, Brasil / 2019

Corpo além do corpo (curated by Carollina Lauriano) , Ponder - São Paulo, Brasil / 2019

The Others (curated by Tokio galeria), Brasil Perú Cultural Center - Lima, Peru / 2019

No Borders, Miscelanea Bcn - Barcelona, Spain / 2019

Salad days, Young Space winter online exhibition (curated by Kate Mothes) / 2019

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

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

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

Laço, Paço das Artes - São Paulo, Brasil / 2013

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

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

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, USA / 2010
RESIDENCIES AND PROJECTS

Olhão web residency program / Jun 2020

University of The Underground - research bureau "If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution - Amsterdam - Tbilisi / April - Jun 2020

aindamtnada.com (online project curated by Felipe Barsuglia and me) / April 2020

EVENTS

Feira Plana - fundação bienal de são paulo, São Paulo, SP / 2014 - 2017
as part of Bagaana collective

Guest Country Vol. 2 - Kyoto University of Art and Design - Tokyo art book fair, Tokyo, Japan / 2016
as part of Bagaana collective

Tijuana Fair - Casa do Povo, São Paulo, SP / 2014, 2015, 2016
as part of Bagaana collective

Zine Tent, NY book Art Fair - Moma PS1, NY, USA / 2015
as part of Bagaana collective and plana

Pão de Forma - Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, RJ / 2015
as part of Bagaana collective

PUBLICATIONS

Redtubbie / 2017

Apocalypso / 2016

Cabelin, Published by Bagaana / 2016

Revista Void / 2015

Cabelo do Cebolinha #1, #2 e #3, Published by Bagaana / 2014 a 2015

Mutuca, Published by Bagaana / 2014

Zine Falafel #2 / 2012

Weird Lines #1 / 2011

Friend Zone, Published by Blood of the young / 2011

FAQ Magazine #9 / 2011

Revista Saladah #1, #2, #3 / 2011

Universal Slime #1 / 20