Dudu Quintanilha explores ideas on how to live together in relation to the possibilities and the scope of performance in specific situations and contexts. What does it mean to perform oneself? In his current “PROPHETIC COMPLAINTS” Quintanilha explores speech acts of complaining and what reactions they evoke in different constellations of public space; in the body, in group formation, and how they shape feelings of belonging and longing. Speech and behavior in Quintanilha’s projects oscillate between the officially desired and the undesirable, opening up to potential and imagination. His mostly filmic works are often created in close collaboration with existing groups of people and deal with complex social relationships and vulnerabilities.
Dudu Quintanilha, born 1987 in Bauru, São Paulo, studied Audiovisual Arts at the IUNA in Buenos Aires and at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. His work has been shown most recently at Galerie DREI (Cologne, 2021), Kunstraum Riehen (Basel, 2021), Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (Düsseldorf, 2019), Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, (Buenos Aires 2019), and Kanal Centre Pompidou (Brussels 2018).
Curated by Annette Hans
Fri, 20.01., 7 pm
Sun, 22.01., 5 pm
Guided tour with Annette Hans
Thu, 16.03., 7 pm
Guided tour with Sarah Maria Kaiser