Roberto Cabot

(Brazil) b.1963

Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro

Roberto Cabot is a painter, sculptor and musician. He works with multiple media such as photography, drawings, paintings, networked installations and projections, among others. He started mixing the Internet with art in 1996, and from then on the Internet has been present in his work. In 2008 he created an installation that simultaneously displayed several live images from webcams all around the tropics. With this installation he completed his series on “the aleph” – a point in the universe (as conceived by the Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges) where “all time and space in the universe is visible at once.” The aleph series investigates this phenomenon and tries to reproduce its effects. 

“We are living the emergence of a new vision of the world. The relationship between things and people is rapidly transforming.” At the beginning of the 21st century, linearity of choices no longer exists. Every action has to be negotiated on the run, implying a permanent “formal migration” and simultaneity of visions and options. Painting, with its centuries of history appears as an ideal medium to explore what is happening to us in these times of change for humanity and its relation to the planet. 

Cabot’s essays on the arts and architecture have been widely published in magazines, books and catalogues. He is co-editor of the French architecture magazine Stream and speaks frequently at seminars and conferences, including recently at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. As an educator, he has developed workshops and given lectures at different art schools around Europe and Brazil. Cabot’s works are in many public and private collections, including the MASP and the MAM – Gilberto Chateaubriand in Brazil; Deutsche Bank and the Hoffmann Collection in Germany; and CAAM – Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderna, in Spain. Recent solo exhibitions include: Museu de Arte Moderna – MAM, Rio de Janeiro (2011); Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Cologne, Germany (2011); and Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste – CCBNB, Sousa (PB), Brazil (2010).

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