Professor Isabela Prado




State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil


Isabela Prado was born in Belo Horizonte (Brazil), where she received her BFA in printmaking (1995) and drawing (1997), from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. In 2006 she concluded her MFA at Indiana University, USA, after which she participated in several art residency programs: Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL (2006); Shatana International Artists Workshop, Shatana, Jordan (2007); Capacete Entretenimentos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2008); Casa 13, Córdoba, Argentina (2008); Al-Mahatta International Artists Workshop, Birzeit, Palestine (2009); and Ja.Ca – Jardim Canadá Centro de Arte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2010).
Isabela Prado has published in the Fall 2006 issue of Chicago Art Journal, and recently at Revista Tatui, Brazil (2010). Isabela’s work has been shown in Brazil, Ecuador, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Palestine and the USA.
Isabela Prado has worked as an Assistant Instructor at Indiana University, Bloomington (2003-2006), and is currently a Professor of Art at Escola Guignard, State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.


A Personal Look at Contemporary Brazilian Printmaking


This presentation will discuss various aspects of Contemporary Brazilian printmaking. In particular, I will focus on the work of some emerging contemporary artists who may not necessarily be described as printmakers but have come across printmaking in their studio practice, such as Alexandre Vogler, Cabelo, Daniel Escobar, Jorge Menna Barreto, Marcelo Moscheta. The presentation will show their perspective on the role of contemporary printmaking in Brazil.
In addition, I will present the way I approach printmaking and how this perspective has influenced my studio work. In particular, my interests include some conceptual issues in printmaking, such as the role of repetition and edition, the relation between the matrix in two-dimensional works and the mold in installation. I will present some prints and some installations which deal with such issues. Also, I will show some recent work – based on hydrographic basin maps – which creates a dialogue between drawing and printmaking.


Tuesday 27 September


3:30pm - 5.00pm




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