ABOUT US

WHAT IS THIS?

We are a community of people connected to the arts (artists, curators, critics, collectors, etc.), from all over the world, with diverse experiences and points of view engaged in critical exchanges.

" Don't worry about the cool. Be uncool and do! "

Paraphrasing Sol Lewitt to Eva Hesse.

Uncool Artist promotes circulation opportunities, bonds that expand beyond the platform, and collective support in the management and execution of significant projects while empowering unique individuals.

We aim to produce critical and creative knowledge that seeks to empower subjectivities, create new communities, and transform social structures to be more inclusive, embracing human diversity. Uncool Artist is a result of 20 years of experience in distance education in Brazil that has been applied to contemporary art teaching since 2010. Uncool Artist offers customized remote and in-person learning experiences with the most up-to-date technologies and methodologies to create a prolific environment for its participants.

OUR IDEAS

MISSION

Maintain and strengthen our community so that it is increasingly full of exciting opportunities in art so that exceptionally creative people from different parts of the world feel truly welcomed and can produce and share artistic knowledge in a whole and sustainable way.

 

VISION

To be the most exciting and solid option as community-based learning and independent engagement with the international contemporary art world.

VALUES

  • Welcoming diversity and respect for life
  • Intense and intensive production of critical thinking
  • Affective, generous, and active listening
  • Empowerment and agency
  • Enthusiasm, proactivity, and action
  • Community-based learning experiences

OUR HYSTORY

2010-2012 2e1 is founded
2013 2e1 expands
2014-2017 The online shift
2018 in NYC
2019 First Courses
2020 ILAP and Online Exhibitions
Jun-2021 ILAP US
Sep-2021 DO WRITE TO ME

WHO WE ARE

Carolina Paz

Carolina Paz is an artist and educator whose work explores the dialogues people perform in and with familiar living spaces, which she investigates through paintings, videos, objects, and participatory projects. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally, in museums, galleries, and residencies such as the SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY; RAW POP UP, Miami, FL; Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY; Virgilio Gallery, Baró Gallery, Zipper Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil; Goiania Art Museum, Goiania, Brazil; Cerveira Art Biennial Foundation, Cerveira, Portugal; National Museum Soares dos Reis, Porto, Portugal; Culture Centre Rector Ricardo Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina; among others. She is the recipient of the Funarte Visual Arts award. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art, Luis Seoane Foundation, the Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art, and Goiânia Museum of Art.
Carolina is the founder of Uncool Artist, created in Brooklyn in 2018, and the independent art space Coletivo 2e1, established in São Paulo in 2010. 
She received a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences in 1999 and a master’s degree in Media and Knowledge in 2003 from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York.

Ana Roman

Ana Roman, is an independent curator. She has a Master’s degree in Human Geography from São Paulo University and is a doctoral student in Art History at the University of Essex. Her current research focuses on contemporary art and curatorship. Previously, she was an assistant curator for Between Construction and Appropriation: Antonio Dias, Geraldo de Barros and Rubens Gerchman in the 60s (SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018), and researcher/assistant curator for Ready Made in Brasil(Centro Cultural Fiesp, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017); Rever_Augusto de Campos (SESC Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil, 2016); and Lina Grafica (SESC Pompeia, São Paulo , Brazil, 2014), among others. She was the head curator for Whereabouts (Zipper Gallery, 2018) with works by David Almeida; Mirages (Baro Gallery, 2018) with works by Amanda Mei; and Small Formats (Baro Gallery, 2018) with works by Alexandre Wagner, to name a few. She also writes critical texts for different media outlets. Since 2014, she has been a participant in Sem Titulo, s.d., a production and research collective focused on contemporary art with whom she organized the exhibitions What is not performance? (Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015) and Tuiuiu, with works by Alice Shintani (ABER, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017). She is an assistant curator at the 34th Bienal de São Paulo, 2021.

Liene Bosquê

Liene Bosquê is a visual artist and art educator based in Miami, born in Brazil. Bosquê’s installations, sculptures, site-specific projects, as well as social engaged practice works have been have been exhibited in museums and galleries In the United States at MoMA PS1 in New York (2015), Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami (2020), among other places. Her artworks were also included in international exhibitions in Brazil, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, and South Korea; at places such as Museu de História Natural in Lisbon (2007), Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto (2006), and Sesc in São Paulo (2018).
In 2019 Bosquê received the Ellies Creator Award, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards, and a WaveMaker Grant to present HamacaS Project. First iteration of this social engaged project was shown at MOCA North Miami  during February 2020. Bosquê was an artist in residence at Wave Hill, Bronx and at Queens Museum’s ArtBuilt residency both in New York. In 2016, she received the Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, where she presented her first public sculpture.
Liene Bosquê holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from the São Paulo State University, and a BA in Architecture and Urbanism from Mackenzie University in Brazil, where she is from. She is professor at Florida International University in Miami. 

Andrea Tavares

Andréa Tavares is an artist and educator from São Paulo, Brazil. She works with graphic languages as drawing and printmaking to create friction between collective and individual memory. Her work has been shown in museums and galleries in Brazil and abroad. In Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade (São Paulo), her last show, Anxiety Studio, presented almost one thousand works on paper, part of an extensive archive practice brought together with personal memories and social history.
She is a professor of Drawing, Graphics Languages, and Teaching Practices at FAAP (Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation), in the visual arts faculty, and Coordinator of the postgraduate course (Latu Senso)Contemporary Artistic Practices at the same institution.
She is also one of the coordinators of ILAP Brazil.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from USP (University of São Paulo) and an MFA and a Ph.D. in visual poetics from the same institution.

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Uncool Artist offers educational programs based on the creation of communities, critical discussions, and professional development for artists, curators, critics, researchers, and educators in contemporary art.

We seek to offer opportunities in art and education in an accessible way to people from various parts of the world.

Our work needs resources to grow and support new creative minds. We seek partnerships to offer scholarships for our programs. If you believe in quality and exciting, consistent, and inclusive arts education, join us!

To learn more about Uncool Artist, our ideas, and projects, contact us at contact@uncoolartist.com.