Biennale of Sydney

Caio Reisewitz

Caio Reisewitz, Ituporanga, 2010, day light back light, 200 x 150 cm. Installation view at Sesc Belenzinho (2010), São Paolo. Commissioned by Sesc. Courtesy Luciana Brito Gallery Sao Paulo. Photograph: Caio Reisewitz. Copyright © Caio Reisewitz.
Caio Reisewitz, Panambira Guangzho, 2018, from the series ‘Panambira’, ink jet print, 90 x 170 cm. Installation view for the Guangzhou Triennial (2017), Guangzhou, China. Commissioned by the Guangzhou Triennial. Courtesy the artist and Bendana-Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris. Photograph: Caio Reisewitz.
Caio Reisewitz, Tipioca, 2019, C-print mounted on diasec, 44 x 33 cm. Courtesy Joan Prats Gallery, Barcelona. Photograph: Caio Reisewitz. Copyright © Caio Reisewitz.

Caio Reisewitz

Born 1967 in São Paulo, Brazil
Lives in São Paulo


One of the most important photographers in Brazil, Caio Reisewitz explores the difficult relations between humans and their environments, both natural and man-made. His theatrical and monumental colour prints meditate on power relations reflected in Brazil’s architecture, both the architectural heritage of Brazil's colonial period and its innovative twentieth-century modernist architecture. Reisewitz’s recent works problematise the relationship between nature and the human desire to exploit it, in particular for land cultivation and the mining industry in Brazil. Interweaving historical and contemporary subjects, Reisewitz’s works frame nature changing at a rapid rate due to human activity on the planet. His collages radically modify the landscape which appears at once otherworldly and familiar.

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Details to be announced