BIO


Fabricio Schmidt was born and raised in Germany, lived in Brazil from 2007 to 2015 and returned to Germany in 2015. He is a photographer and visual artist and participated in events, group and solo exhibitions in Brazil, Argentina, Austria, Germany and the USA.
His main focus is the use and processing of photos in montages, collages and installations, but also alternative printing processes like palimpsests.
He wants to show how life is fleeting, but also that people move during their life; that people have multiple layers that are placed over old layers. But you can always see the traces of the layers of the past, nothing is forgotten.


Fabricio lives photography, that is his obsession.
He says about his photographic style:
"My photographs are images of my soul. They show homelessness, despair and loneliness. But in reality they want to believe, hope and love."

_solo exhibitions

2014:
_"WIRRWARR 08/15" at the Salão Angelim - Biblioteca Universitária da Furb, Blumenau (SC), Brazil

2012: 
_"Fole Arte" at the Fole Studio, Blumenau (SC), Brazil

2010: 
_"Ladrão de Razão - Fotos da Alma" at the Casa do Poeta Lindolf Bell, Timbó (SC), Brazil


_group exhibitions

2015:
_"4° Evento de Arte Correo" at the Museo de Arte Cañadense (MAC), Cañada de Gómez, Argentina
_"Angels & Demons" at the Atelier5B, Schondorf, Germany
_"Arte Postal & Natureza" at the Centro de Artes e Letras (CAL) da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria (RS), Brazil
_"Utopian Worlds" at the Free Oakland UP Gallery, Oakland, USA

2014:
_"Hacia un mundo mejor" at Del Riachuelo – Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
_"Arte Cidade 2014 - Corpo-Cidade" at the SESC Blumenau, Blumenau (SC), Brazil
_"II BIG - 2ª Bienal Internacional de Guarulhos do Pequeno Formato 2014", Guarulhos (SP), Brazil 
_"Focus Latin America: Art Is Our Last Hope" at the MonOrchid Gallery, Phoenix, USA
_"I dream of…" at the Incline Gallery, San Francisco, USA
_"Horizontes do Saber" at the I Salão Internacional de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão (Siepe) at the Campus Bagé da Universidade Federal do Pampa (Unipampa), Bagé (RS), Brazil
_"UFSCTOCK 2014 – Mostra de Artes Visuais" at the Campus of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis (SC), Brazil 
_"Focus Latin America: Art Is Our Last Hope" at the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
_"I dream of…" at ArTik - Die Freiburger Kunst- & Kulturinitiative, Freiburg, Germany 
_"I dream of…" at the Civil Academy, Berlin, Germany
_"3ª Entremostras" at the Fundação Cultural Badesc, Florianópolis (SC), Brazil 
_"Outros lugares, mesmos lugares: laboratório de ficção documental." at the Fundação Cultural de Blumenau during the event O Mês da Fotografia, Blumenau (SC), Brazil
_"Coletiva FCSC" at the Galegão Supermercado during the event O Mês da Fotografia, Blumenau (SC), Brazil

2013:
_"COLMÉIA 2013" at the Teatro Carlos Gomes, Blumenau (SC), Brazil
_"Mostra de Artes Visuais da I.SAPo 2013" at the Hall da FAED da Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Florianópolis (SC), Brazil

2012:
_"1. Encontro da Cultura Alemã de Doutor Pedrinho" at the Salão Paroquial Nossa Senhora da Gloria, Doutor Pedrinho (SC), Brazil
_"Cidade Adormecida" at the Museu de Arte de Blumenau (MAB), Blumenau (SC), Brazil
_"COLMÉIA - Coletivo Multiplural de Experimentações e Intervenções Artisticas" at the Teatro Carlos Gomes, Blumenau (SC), Brazil
_"Mapas de Influências - Arte Postal" at the Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo (SP), Brazil
_"Cidade Adormecida" at the SESC Blumenau, Blumenau (SC), Brazil

2011:
_"Mostra SESC de Arte Contemporânea - Aldeias: Mémorias e Identidades" at the SESC Blumenau, Blumenau (SC), Brazil
_"Foto Clube - Preto e Branco" at the Fundação Indaialense de Cultura, Indaial (SC), Brazil
_"Foto Clube - Preto e Branco" at the Galeria de Arte Ervin Curt Teichmann, Pomerode (SC), Brazil

2010:
_"Foto Clube Santa Catarina - Coleção 2010 Preto e Branco" at the Museu de Arte de Blumenau (MAB), Blumenau (SC), Brazil
_"Foto Clube Santa Catarina em P&B - Coleção bienal 2010" at the faculties of the UNIASSELVI in Blumenau, Indaial and Timbó (SC), Brazil
_"ESCAMBAU, e o diabo a quatro" at the Rancho do Pastel, Blumenau (SC), Brazil

2009:
_"Pretexto Blumenau - Exposição de arte contemporânea" at the SESC Blumenau, Blumenau (SC), Brazil
_"NEGATIV IST POSITIV - 3.Fotografische Rundschau der VFDKV" at the RBD, Vienna, Austria
_"XVI Bienal de Arte Fotográfica Brasileira em Cores" at the Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS) - Casa da Cultura de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto (SP), Brazil
   

_workshops + presentations

2014:
_participating at the workshop "Outros lugares, mesmos lugares: laboratório de ficção documental." by Fabiana Wielewicki at the Fundação Cultural de Blumenau during the event O Mês da Fotografia, Blumenau (SC), Brazil

2012:
_lecturing the workshop "Light Painting" during the Semana Acadêmica de Design 2012 at the Centro Acadêmico de Design da FURB, Blumenau (SC), Brazil

2010:
_lecturing the presentation "OFF SPACE" during the event CATALISA Arte e Cidade -JORNADA DE ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA at the SESC Blumenau, Blumenau (SC), Brazil
_participating at the workshop “Fotografia como Intervenção na Paisagem” by Charles Steuck during the event CATALISA Arte e Cidade -JORNADA DE ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA at the SESC Blumenau, Blumenau (SC), Brazil


_contests
 
2015:
_Paraty em Foco - Portfólio Em Foco: selected series: "Moloch 2.0"

2014:
_Paraty em Foco - Portfólio Em Foco: selected series: "WIRRWARR 08/15 - As Montagens"
 
2010:
_Mural do Portal Photos (Semana 314): winning Picture: "As cruzes"

2009:
_XVI Bienal Nacional de Arte Fotográfica em Cores: accepted works: "A dinâmica passiva" & "Estudo II"



_publications

books:

2013:
_"The Photographic Palimpsest" - THE BOOK

2011:
_Ponto de Cultura: Fotografia para todos - Fotoclube Santa Catarina: "Educadores - Conteúdos para o ensino da fotografia, atividades de sala de aula" (textbook), Brazil

2010/2013:
_"the last and the lost words" – poems + photographs


exhibition catalogs:

2015:
_SESC Blumenau: "Arte Cidade 2014 - Corpo-Cidade"(exhibition 2014)

2013:
_SESC Blumenau: "Pretexto Blumenau - Exposição de arte contemporânea"(exhibition 2009)

2012:
_SESC Blumenau: "Cidade Adormecida"(exhibition 2012)
_SESC Blumenau: "Mostra SESC de Arte Contemporânea - Aldeias: Mémorias e Identidades"(exhibition 2011)

2009:
_VFDKV: "NEGATIV IST POSITIV - 3.Fotografische Rundschau der VFDKV"(exhibition 2009)


magazines:

_2017:
_F-Stop Magazine #82

2016:
_PhotoKlassik IV.2016
 
2014:
_Devove Art Mag - Vol.3
_#PHOTOGRAPHY magazine - Issue 9
_Tribe Magazine - Issue 25

2013:

_PI² (Politicamente Incorreto Ao Quadrado) - Edição 6
_Revista Balô - 4ª Edição
_CEMENTERIUM N°04 - Editora Incendio
_PI² (Politicamente Incorreto Ao Quadrado) - Edição 5

2006:
_Stadtkind - das hannovermagazin – May 2006


sites:

2015:
_Sitío do Cano Amarelo
_Japan Camera Hunter
_Shooting Film
_ARTE UNDER Transcultural

2014:
_SESC Santa Catarina  
_Japan Camera Hunter
_Atelier5B  
_Fundação Cultural Badesc  
_Imagem Cultural  
_Fanzine Treze  
_Cultura Furb

2013:
_Kinonedelia

2012:
_Queimando Filme
_Camerapedia

2011:
_Ponto de Cultura - Fotografia para todos 
_Girls with Cameras
_Camera-Wiki 

2010:
_Camerapedia


_in the media

(e-)newspapers:

2014:
_G1 Santa Catarina, August 2014
_Mundo Itapema, Brazil, August 2014
_Jornal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, June 2014
_Blumenews, Brazil, June 2014
_O Blumenauense, Brazil, June 2014
_Feest, Brazil, June 2014
_Diário Catarinense, Brazil, February 2014
_Jornal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, two times, February 2014

2012:
_Jornal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, February 2012

2011:
_Jornal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, two times, December 2011

2010:
_Jornal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, December 2010
_Jornal do Médio Vale, Brazil, two times, September 2010
  

television/youtube:

2015:
_RIC Mais: "Projeto Arte na Cidade"

2013:
_SESC Blumenau: "Pretexto Cidade - Aldeia: Memórias e Identidades"

2011:
_FURB TV: "Programa Expressão: Mostra SESC de Arte Contemporânea"


_presence in the gallery

2007:
_Procedes Fineart - art&creative productions GmbH, Lemwerder, Germany


_contact

E-mail: fabricio-photoartist@hotmail.de
Location: Karlsruhe + Köln, Germany