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Rivane Neuenschwander (°1967) and Cao Guimarães (°1965) were born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Guimarães lives and works in Belo Horizonte and Montevideo. Neuenschwander lives and works in London.

Rivane Neuenschwander is an artist whose work explores language, nature, geography, the passing of time and social interactions. In her installations, films and photographs, Neuenschwander employs fragile, unassuming materials to create aesthetic experiences, a process she describes as ‘ethereal materialism’.

Cao Guimarães is an artist and filmmaker whose work focuses on improvised or unexpected uses of everyday objects. His films have screened at numerous international film festivals including Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, Venice, Rotterdam and Berlinale, and were the subject of retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art (2011), Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (2014) and National Cinematheque Mexico (2014).

After the Brazilian carnival, in the melancholy aftermath of Ash Wednesday, the ants begin their own profane, multicoloured feast to the rhythm of matchbox samba.


Rivane Neuenschwander & Cao Guimarães