Ybakatu Espaço de Arte

Drawings and watercolours by Debora Santiago in Curitiba (Brazil)

Drawings and watercolours by Debora Santiago in Curitiba (Brazil)

Saturday, April 27, 2013Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Curitiba, Brazil

Artist Debora Santiago will be exhibiting a series of drawings and watercolours at Ybakatu Espaço de Arte, in Curitiba, Brazil, from April 27th to May 29th. A well-known name in the world of fine arts in South Brazil since the 90’s, Debora Santiago has always kept drawing as a fundamental practice, although her work also includes other vocabularies, such as sculpture, installations, video art, performance. An excerpt of all this work will also be in the catalogue that will be released with the exhibition, presented by art critic Daniela Vicentini.
In her text ‘A journey through waters’, Daniela Vicentini addresses different moments in the artist’s career. “As soon as I pored over the artworks of Debora Santiago, a compelling image sprung to mind. That it would be possible to relate many of them through their associations with water, just like the ambience that the collection of her artistic expressions inspires. Waters of a small stream, brook, creek, waterfall, light rain. A murmur of a river”, describes Vicentini in her opening paragraph.
Besides the text, the catalogue also includes several images of older artworks that had not been published yet and photos of new works that will be now exhibited for the first time.
Debora Santiago displays in this exhibition intimate drawings and watercolours painted in the past years in Brazil and in London, where she lived for a period. The show will also include the video ‘Baião’ (2008) and the object ‘Caderno Confete’ (‘Confetti Notebook’, 2007-2008). The opening of the exhibition and presentation of the catalogue will be at Ybakatu Espaço de Arte (Rua Francisco Rocha, 62 lj 6, Curitiba, Brazil) on Saturday, April 27th, at 11 am.