Participants/ Lais Myrrha

Artist and Ph.D. student at the Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Lais Myrrha lives and works in São Paulo. She holds a M.A. (2007) from the Escola de Belas-Artes, UFMG where she has been, since 2015, a student in the Ph.D. program in Visual Arts. She holds a Bachelor degree in visual arts from the Escola Guignard, UEMG (2001) and has been granted a number of prizes and awards, including the I Bolsa Pampulha (2003), the Prêmio Projéteis, Rio de Janeiro (2007), and the Prêmio Atos Visuais, Brasília and the Bolsa Estímulo às Artes Visuais (both awarded by FUNARTE, also in 2007). Myrrha was also awarded a prize at the I Concurso Itamaraty de Arte Contemporânea, Brasília (2011) and Prêmio Arte e Patrimônio from IPHAN/Minc/Paço Imperial do Rio de Janeiro (2013). The artist participated in Paralela10 at the Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, São Paulo (2010), in Temporada de Projetos also at the Paço das Artes, São Paulo and in the 8th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2011). In 2012, she was awarded the Bolsa Estímulo às Artes Visuais by FUNARTE and the next year held a solo exhibition Zona de Instabilidade (curated by Júlia Rebouças) at CAIXA Cultural São Paulo and Brasília (2013/2014). Myrrha was selected for the 18th edition of Videobrasil’s Contemporary Art International Festival and participated in the group show Blind Field at the Krannert Museum at Champaign Illinois, USA. In 2014, she carried out the Projeto Gameleira 1971 at Pivô in São Paulo, participated in the Greve project at Fundação Bienal de São Paulo/SP-Arte, and presented the work Ensaio de Orquestra at Coletor, São Paulo. A commissioned work by Myrrha is currently on view at the 32nd Biennial of Art of São Paulo.