CEIA, was initiated in 2001 by Marco Paolo Rolla and Marcos Hill in Belo Horizonte, Brazil as a Centre of Experimentation & Information.
Although contemporary Brazilian art is diverse and fluid, there is no process of dispersion and the potential of individual or collective efforts is never satisfactory utilised and recognised.
CEIA aims to stimulate a space to reflect and develop communication (local, National, regional and international) to spread over the country a democratic system of information and inquiries of art.
It does so by creating exchanges of communication and a active space for analyses of, and reflection about contemporary art production. It organises multidisciplinary and flexible projects like workshops, debates and seminars. This website shows some of the activities of CEIA. For more information see the website of CEIA.
read » 2012 CEIA is presenting at InExactly THIS/Kunstvlaai,23/11- 2/12
Apart from a presentation of CEIA artists, several performances will take place.
23/11 6.30 pm Performance by Noemie Assumpcao
28/11 Performance by Noemie Assumpcao
5.15 pm - 6.15 pm. Unmaking Performance,
location: Ephemeral Geometry (Stage).
29/11 5.15 pm-8.30 pm & 30/11 12.15 pm - 1.30 pm: screening 'Manifestacao International Performance'.
For program details see:
read » 2012 PERMEABILITIES July Workshops/Lectures/Exhibitions Belo Horizonte (BR)
In 2012, 16/7 - 5/8, CEIA will organise its eighth international event, having as its main focus the permeability between the various practices of artistic expression. Bearing in mind that this is a characteristic noted and discussed in the fields of art throughout the twentieth century and early twenty-first century, CEIA wants to create a space for experimentation and sharing reflections on a condition inherent in such means. CEIA will carry out various activities in the field of art improvement, throught the project PERMEABILITIES. The focus will be: the permeabilities between current artistic practices.
Workshops will be given by among others Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria/Belgium)and former resident Rijksakademie, Vaughn Sadie (South Africa).
From the Rijksakademie,more alumni and participants will take part, among others Admire Kamudzengerere (Zimbabwe) and Maryanto (Indonesia', from the Netherlands Jeannoux van Deijck and Maarten Sleeuwits and Rumiko Hagiwara(the Netherlands/Japan).
read » 2012 FLAM III- 15-20 April,Performance Festival in Arti, Amsterdam/NL
Marco Paulo Rolla is participating in FLAM III(Forum of Live Art) performance festival. Each evening, from 15-20 april, performances, art presentations and happenings will be held in Arti et Amicitae in Amsterdam.
Also participating from the Rijksakademie: Dora Longo Bahia and Moritz Ebinger.
FLAM III - Forum of Live Art, one week on performance art in Arti, Rokin 112, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Opening: Sunday 15 April at 2 PM at the Spui (near Arti) with 'Minimum Monument'an urban intervention by the Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo.
Performances will take place from 16 - 20 April from 8 PM - 10.30 PM.
Round table discussion: Wednesday, 18 April, at 8 PM.
Finissage: Friday, 20 April at 8 PM.
Info FLAM: http://www.arti.nl/tentoonstelling.php?id=292 and
read » 2012 Lecture 17 April, 4 PM, Marco Paulo Rolla in Rijksakademie, Amsterdam/NL
Marco Paulo Rolla (RA 98/99) will be giving a talk on 17 April at 16.00 / 4 PM in the Rijksakademie about the RAIN artists’ platform CEIA (Brazil) project entitled Permeabilities, with workshops, residencies and exhibitions. A number of residents and alumni are participating in this project.
Rijksakademie Alumni can register for the talk: email@example.com
read » 2011 The book Painting beyond Painting, available
The book 'Painting beyond Painting / Pintura má allá de la pintura is now also available in the library of the Rijksakademie.
The book stems from a months-long art event with the same name, held in August 2006 (with workshops,lectures, presentations,round-table, a public event and screenings
The publication (319 pages) contains texts by Igor Sevcuk (former resident Rijksakademie), Marcos Hill (CEIA), Wanda de Paula Tofani, Avis Newman (former advisor), Lisa Milroy (former advisor), Julio Martins, Patricia Franca, Ronan Couto, Sergio Romagnolo, Marco Paula Rolla (CEIA & former resident), Ronaldo Garcia, Mraia Eugenia Salcedo, Rustom Bharucha, Lucas di Pascuale (former 3-months resident)& Xepa, Joacelio Batista and Viviane Avelar Gandra.
read » 2010 Drawing Project, 5-25 July 2010 in Belo Horizonte
'Desenho/Drawing: 5-25 July 2001 in Belo Horizonte.
Organised by Marco Paulo Rolla and Marcos Hill workshops, video presentations,the performance 'Desenho de Objeto' will take place.
Workshops by, among others,Irene Kopelman (RA 02/03), Dora Longo Bahia (RA 99).
(Former) residents of the Rijksakademie who are participating: Dina Danish, Egypte (RA 09/10), Siree van de Velde, Netherlands(97/98), Marianne Viero, Denmark/Netherlands (RA08/09), Lucas di Pascuale, Argentina, artists'initiative Xepa (RA 09 and Brazilian and other international artists.
In August a presentation by Marco Paulo Rolla and other participating artists will take place in the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.
(Under restriction):12 August 2010,4 PM.
read » 2009 MIP 2 - Performance Manifestation
RA resident (2007-2008)
The last two pictures is a performance van Nina Yuen RA Resident (2008/2009)
read » 2007 2008 Knowledge exchange and workshops with Karthala, Comoros
read » 2007 Parabrisas
Parabrisas was a project of interventions in the public space of Cordoba, Argentina by Mracelino Peixoto and Viviane Gandra (Belo Horizonte) and artists from Cordoba, Argentina.
1 - 30 September 2007.
Parabrisas was part of the National Scenic Arts Festival in Cordoba.
read » 2006 Context 4. A collaboration between CEIA, Brasil & Soleil d'Afrique, Mali
read » 2006 Painting Beyond Painting
Considering the dialogue between painting and the new media, how many times the death of painting has been announced?
Nevertheless, this medium remains a powerful interface, preserving the artist’s wishes as an important motivation for the expression. Sometimes, it is even used as a tool to confront contemporary virtual times. The elaboration of a painting obliges the artist to live the real time.
Nowadays, many artists from new media are dealing with references coming from painting. Which underlines its importance as a historical link in the art practice. Video and photography are working with direct images from reality. Meanwhile painting creates an indirect image, which is quite the opposite. A painting is something you have to make.
When a videomaker or a photographer manipulates the real time of an image, it immediately enters the field of painting. In this case references to painting appear to be inevitable.
read » 2005 Context 3. A collaboration between el despacho,Mexico and CEIA,Brasil
The chain that started in the Netherlands with Germaine Kruip working together with Jorge Gutiérrez and La Baulera invited by Trama, Argentina (Context 1) is now in its 3rd stage.
A collaboration conditioned by the context of Brasil. Visual Artist Mike Rodriguez Sepúlveda (via el despacho, Mexico) collaborated with the photographer Joao Castillo (via CEIA, Brasil).
read » 2004/2005 Blind Spaces Belo Horizonte
read » 2003 International Performance Manifestation
At CEIA in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, an International Performance Manifestation will be held from 4 through to 25 August. CEIA wants to reveal and promote the various trends in - and the enormous diversity of - performing arts in Brazil, where performance in the visual arts does not have a strong tradition. The manifestation forms a lively event for artists, actors, performers and dancers comprising an exhibition with video performances, a workshop, presentations, live performances, lectures, discussions and debates with national and international artists.
Performance artist Moniek Toebosch (NL) will hold a workshop and Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria), Monali Meher (India) and Jill Magid (USA) have been invited via the Rijksakademie network. Rheza Afisina of ruangrupa, Jakarta, has been invited to present his work via the RAIN network as has Gregg Smith from South Africa. Paul Perry (Canada), a advisor at the Rijksakademie, will hold a lecture on his performance work.
read » 2002 Publication and discussion-tour 'The Visible and invisible in contemporary art'
In the framework of the overal theme of this publication the visible and the invisible in the arts the subject of the relationship between the artist and the institution, one of the dimensions in the so-called “system”, is examined. A system of visible and invisible lines is pre-supposed which determine, but are also determined by, the above-mentioned relationship. And these structures, of course, are part of a broader net of systems and sub-systems that interact continuously, becoming increasingly interdependent, and globalised.
read » 2001 Seminar 'The Visible and the invisible in contemporary art'