Patricia Carmo Baltazar Corrêa
Patricia Carmo Baltazar Corrêa attended the Catholic University at San Paolo and completed her studies in Hamburg, Germany after studying under the guidance of Professors Wolfgang and Karin Genoux, Stephan Stüttgen and Rhea Thönges-Stringaris for 4 years. During this period she attended various Schools of Art and Architecture, including Marina Abramovic's Open Classes and History of Art lectures given by Joachim Hoops. She learned techniques for the cleaning and restoration of wood and, in 1997, worked as a set designer at the Canal Café Theatre in Maida Vale, London. Patricia has been living in Rome since 1998, where she has illustrated magazines and newspapers, including the first Brazilian edition of Le Monde Diplomatique, in 2007. Her first show in Rome in 2005 was at Aka, where she displayed a series of overalls "dirtied" by craftsmen from Trastevere. She has shown in solo and collective exhibitions, including LatinoLatino. The materials mostly used in her work are fabric and wood so that she can investigate the various processes governing states of consciousness, starting with the tension generated between "dirt and cleanliness". Her notebook is accompanied by a shirt belonging to Mimmo, a labourer who worked on the restoration of a 16th century building in Trastevere.