Cibelle Cavalli Bastos
Brazil, b. 1978
Bastos’ practice is a continuous reflection on the reuse of materials and data that channel psycho-cognitive perception through examination and transformation from positions of the in-between. It operates against societal algorithms and conditioning, seeking non-compliant patterns of behavior: abstracting data to assemble new frontiers, images, and ideas of the polymorphism of selfhood and collectivity. Performances, painting, sound, sculpture, video, photography, text, metaverse-based immersive installations, AI, and mixed reality weave and collage together notions of identity—questioning artistic labor and challenging formalism. Bastos has released four music albums worldwide under “Cibelle”, performed and presented work in Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin), ICA (London), MASP (São Paulo), and Carnegie Hall (NYC) amongst others, and participated as a guest lecturer, visiting tutor, and panelist at Stanford University, The Graduate Center City University of New York, Goldsmiths University of London, and many more. They live and work in Berlin.