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Fernanda Porto





As as a multidisciplinary visual artist, Fernanda Porto transits different mediums, such as painting, installation, performance, and  foremost collage. The artist was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where she initiated her career at 14 years of age and later studied fine arts at the university, she now resides and works in Berlin, Germany.


She participated in artist residencies in Spain and Germany and presented her works in individual and collective exhibitions in Brazil and Europe. One of her outstanding individual exhibitions with a big public success was Excess of Contemporary Life, presented 2014 at Galea Lunara - Cultural Center Usina do Gasômetro in Porto Alegre.


Independently of the used technique, her artistic projects are interconnected through a recurring topic: the impact of cellphone and internet use in our contemporary society and the effects of technology on our lifestyles.

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The motivation behind my work comes from the contemporary lifestyle and the fast technological changes that urge us to continuously reinvent our culture and our ways of dealing with digital information. 

Where is the line between healthy use of social media and internet addiction? How can we be more connected than ever and feel lonely at the same time? The archetypes of the digital age that appear in my work are reflexions of our attitudes, mirror pictures to open up new perspectives on ourselves.  


My creative process is very intuitive and visceral. I have transited through various media, such as painting, performance, and installation, but it was through collage that I consolidated my production. It is in the very possibility to mix photography with paintings, textiles, different materials, that makes this language so intrinsically related to what moves me as an artist: this great melting pot of our contemporary society. A blend of cultures, of styles, of flavors, of times that live together simultaneously. In my collages, the cellphone, as a recurring element, is often a window to an imaginary world, a portal to fictitious planets, or a magnifying glass that yields an augmented perception of our own reality. 

Recently, the consequences of having been infected with the coronavirus have heavily impacted me, and my work has been anchored on them. More than just a mere topic in my work, reflecting on this moment and its consequences is a process of recovery and sublimation, a process that is still ongoing. 

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