Encompassing installation, photography and video, Jonathas de Andrade’s work often explores how collective codes of conduct and organisation impinge on and shape other modes of being. Interested in the failures and utopic aspirations of Brazil’s modernism, he has investigated various models of learning, communication and narrative construction—methodological approaches that can both reinforce adherence to particular conventions and introduce the potential for poetry, play and invention.

His work has been shown in a number of international exhibitions, including Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (2017); Jonathas de Andrade: O Peixe, New Museum, New York (2017); 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016); Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); Histórias Mestiças, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2014); 11th Dakar Biennale (2014); 12th Lyon Biennale (2013); The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennial, New York (2012); Sharjah Biennial 10 (2011); 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); 29th Bienal de São Paulo (2010) and 7th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2009).

He was the recipient of the Special Prize, Future Generation Art Prize (2012) and a finalist for the Prêmio PIPA (2011). He has participated in residencies at Darat Al Funun, Amman; Gasworks, London and Townhouse Gallery, Cairo.

Born in 1982 in Maceió, Brazil, de Andrade currently lives and works in Recife, Brazil.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 10 and 13.