Andréa Hygino

1 DEC 2021 – 29 FEB 2022

BIO

Andréa Hygino lives in Rio de Janeiro (BR) and works as a visual artist, university professor at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and  art-educator at independent institutions. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts at UERJ and a Masters in Visual Languages at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Her artistic research moves through drawing, photography, performance, and mainly engraving.

She produces prints that become a poetical contemporary archeology, likewise an archive that celebrates erased existences and stories. As an artist-teacher, her body of work includes research about the school environment: students, discipline, disobedience, repetition, creation. She has been interested in student disobedience and the power that it can have for change.   

Andréa Hygino is represented by Galeria Superfcie (São Paulo, BR) and has participated in expositions in the main Brazilian art spaces (Paço Imperial, Galeria Antônio Sibassoly, Galeria A Gentil Carioca). She has recently participated in international exhibitions in London (Belmacz Gallery) and New York (Nara Roesler Gallery).

ARTIST STATEMENT 

As an artist-teacher in Brazil, I have lived experiences that make me understand the importance of equal access to education for all people. Therefore, my work ponders these questions and exposes the value of education as a civil right that guarantees a reduction in social inequality, labor exploitation, and the domination of authoritarian regimes.