Rosana Palazyan
S.D.C.
1998
colored pencil and found object (pinball game)
8 5/8 x 17 x 9 7/8 inches
RPs 08 

Rosana Palazyan
m., r., a.,...
1997
embroidery on fabric (boys' briefs)
6 x 188 inches
RPs 03 

Rosana Palazyan
M...
1997
embroidery, blood on satin pillow
19 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 6 inches
RPs 05
 

Rosana Palazyan
Ciranda Cirandinha
(Merry-Go-Round)
1998
embroidery with doll hair on fabric 
36 inches high each (9 parts) 
RPs 02 
 

Rosana Palazyan
J + M
1997
embroidery on pillow 
17 3/4 x 24 x 3 1/2 inches 
RPs 06 

 

Rosana Palazyan
Mãe-Filho/Mother-Son
1997
embroidery on dress lining
39 1/2 x 17 inches 
RPs01 
 

Rosana Palazyan
Mãe-Filho/Mother-Son
1996
embroidery on cloth (baby blanket)
30 x 19 1/2 inches
RPs07 
 

Rosana Palazyan
Irmão-Irmã/Brother-Sister
1997
embroidery on tulle
39 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches

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Rosana Palazyan Bio

BORN: 
Rio de Janeiro, 1963.

LIVES:
Rio de Janeiro.

EDUCATION:
Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 1988, 1992.
Universidade Gama Filho, Rio de Janeiro, 1986.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
"Rosana Palazyan."  Banco de Brasila, Rio de Janeiro, 2002.
"Rosana Palazyan."  Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2000.*
"Rosana Palazyan '...I want to leave this life behind...'" Galeria Thomas Cohn, Sao Paulo, 2000.*
"Rosana Palazyan."  Galeria Thomas Cohn, Sao Paulo, 1998.*
"Bedtime Stories."  George Adams Gallery, New York City, 1998.
Thomas Cohn Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro, 1996.*
Espaco Cultural Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, 1995.
Galeria Macunaima, Rio de Janeiro, 1994.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
"Saints, Sinners and Sacrifices: Religious Imagery in Contemporary Latin American Art." George Adams Gallery, New York, 1999.
Latin-American Group Show (Azaceta, Bedia, Roche, Palazyan).  George Adams Gallery.  New York City, 1998.
"The Present Absent."  Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Galleries, Florida, 1998.
"Asi es la cosa:  Arte, objeto e instalaciones de America Latina/This Is How It Is:  Art, Object and Installations from Latin America."  Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo.  Mexico City, 1997.
International Biennial Invitation.  Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, 1997.
I Bienal do Mercosul.  Porto Alegre, 1997.
"El Individuo y su Memoria/The Individual and His Memory."  Sixth Bienal of Havana, Cuba, 1997.
"Intervalos."  Paco das Artes, Sao Paulo, 1997.
"2nd  Salao de Arte Bahia."  Museu de arte Moderna, Bahia, 1995.  (Acquisition Award)
XI Mostra America de Gravura, Curitiba, 1995.
"Coletivo Singular/Singular Collective."  Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, 1995.
"Romance Figurado/Figurative Romance."  Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, 1995.
"Infancia Perversa/Perverse Infancy."  Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; Museu de Arte Moderna, Bahia, 1995.
Projeto Macunaima.  Palacio da Cultura, Rio de Janeiro, 1994.
"Imagens Indomaveis/Untamed Images."  Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 1994.
18th Salaao Carioca de Arte.  RIOARTE.  Rio de Janeiro, 1994. (Participation Award)
13th Salaao Nacional de Artes Plasticas.  Palacio da Cultura, Rio de Janeiro, 1993. (Acquisition Award)
"Diversidade/Diversity."  Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, 1993.
10th Salaco de Arte Para.  Galeria Romulo Maiorana, Para, 1991. (Acquisition Award)
22nd  Salaco Nacional de Arte.  Museu de Arte de Belo Horizonte.  Belo Horizonte, 1990.
Aprofundamento I.  Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 1990.
"Novos Novos."  Galeria Centro Empresarial Rio, Rio de Janeiro, 1990.
13th  Salaco Carioca de Arte.  RIOARTE.  Rio de Janeiro, 1989.

* Catalogue

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, A.C., Mexico
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro
Museu de Arte Moderna, Bahia
Galeria Romulo Maiorana, Para



Exhibition Checklist

1. M..., 1997
embroidery, blood on satin pillow
19 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 6 inches

The images embroidered on the pillow  - borrowed from "Cinderella" - tell the story of a Brazilian woman who married a drug dealer. Shortly after the wedding he was mudered by rival drug dealers who then mudered her two weeks later.

2.  ...m.,r.,a.,..., 1997
embroidery on fabric (boys? briefs)
6 x 188 inches

The images embroidered on these briefs are based on a story reported in Brazilian newspapers in 1997. Over the course of several years, a serial killer lured 15 boys aged five to twelve years of age to his house with promises of food and gifts. Each boy was raped and murdered and, in a particularily gruesome act, the killer drank their blood. The narrative takes the form of Grimms "Hansel and Gretel."

3.  Mãe-Filho/Mother-Son, 1997
embroidery on dress lining
39 1/2 x 17 inches 

This dress lining belonged to the artist's mother.  Embroidered on it are scenes from her life and that of her son who was shot and killed while stopped at a traffic light in Rio de Janeiro.

4.  Mãe e Filho/Mother and Son, 1996
embroidery on cloth (baby blanket)
30 x 19 1/2 inches

This baby blanket belonged to the artist's brother and the images embroidered on it depict his mother holding him as a baby and at the time of his death.

5.  Irmao-Irma/Brother-Sister, 1997
embroidery on tulle
39 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches

The image at the top shows the artist as a baby with her brother 
watching over her; below it is she that watches over her brother's body.

6.  Ciranda Cirandinha/Merry-Go-Round, 1997
embroidery on dolls
19 inches high, 36 inches in diameter

7.  J  M, 1997
embroidery on pillow
17 3/4 x 24 x 3 1/2 inches

The images embroidered on this small child's pillow uses the tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" to illustrate an incident that took place in Brazil in 1996. Two girls were kidnapped, raped and left to starve to death in a house outside of Rio de Janiero.  Their bodies were discovered buried in the back yard one year later.