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Marcos Serafim

Assistant Professor, Art

Art Bldg, Room 118
520-621-7570

Marcos Serafim is a Brazilian artist and researcher working with imaging, video and sound across theatrical exhibition, installation, and performance. His practice investigates social and political subjects while exploring their relations to technology with the goal of producing works that are socially relevant, critical, and poetic. These subjects include: the HIV/AIDS crisis; religious African-Brazilian minorities in rural Brazil; Haitian history of revolution and social calamity; and other religiously, racially, and sexually minoritized groups. His approaches include performative situations, material encounters with digitality, resignification of archival imagery, and critical engagement with subjects, contexts, and spaces. In times when social and scientific truths are easily distorted by emotion-based politics, aesthetics and subjectivity become more relevant, constituting effective tools for inciting change. Serafim's practice brings awareness to material and social implications of media while praising sensorial and poetic capabilities to engage viewers in reflection and critical thinking.

He has exhibited work at the 5th and 6th Ghetto Bienalle in Haiti; the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Brazil; the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), the Queens Museum, and Flux Factory in New York. His work has been screened in film festivals in multiple countries, including the Cine Esquema Novo Film Festival in Brazil (Audience Choice Second Best Short), Israel`s Horn Festival for Experimental Films (Jury’s Second Prize), Northampton Film Festival in Massachusetts (Jury’s Honorable Mention for Short Experimental) and Faito Doc Festival in Italy (Young Jury’s Honorable Mention for Short Documentary). He has also published research in spaces such as The Journal of Media Art, Study and Theory (MAST) by NeMLA at University at Buffalo.

Serafim holds a BA in Film and Video from Parana State University in Brazil, an MA in Studio Art from Eastern Illinois University, and an MFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University.

serafim@arizona.edu
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A review of University of Arizona Museum of Art exhibition, "The Art of Food," in Forbes.

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"However the prevalence of food as an artistic subject cannot be fully explained by the need of painters to demonstrate their artistic prowess or even the need of societies to engage in magical thinking. Many of the works included in the exhibition at the University of Arizona Museum of Art suggest other motivations, ranging from the sensual to the intellectual."

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A review of University of Arizona Museum of Art exhibition, The Art of Food, in Forbes. 

https://azart.fyi/ForbesFood

However the prevalence of food as an artistic subject cannot be fully explained by the need of painters to demonstrate their artistic prowess or even the need of societies to engage in magical thinking. Many of the works included in the exhibition at the University of Arizona Museum of Art suggest other motivations, ranging from the sensual to the intellectual.

Katherine Ace. Cupid & Psyche with Cut Apple, circa 2010. Oil on canvas. 30 x 40 in. Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer. 2017.306. Image: Aaron Wessling Photography
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The UA School of Theatre, Film & Television's #film program moved up to No. 7 among public universities nationally in the latest rankings from The Wrap (No. 25 overall), based on a poll of 1,200+ industry insiders, educators, and #filmmakers.

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The UA School of Theatre, Film & Televisions #film program moved up to No. 7 among public universities nationally in the latest rankings from The Wrap (No. 25 overall), based on a poll of 1,200+ industry insiders, educators, and #filmmakers.

https://azart.fyi/FilmNo7

Images from 2021 I Dream in Widescreen by Julius Schlosburg.

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