(São Paulo, Brazil, 1993)
From the interactions between drawing, writing, editing, publishing, performing, collecting and sounding, the artistic practice of Pedro Zylbersztajn investigates the circular relationship between image, language, protocols of everydayness, technology, and authority. His research employs strategies of reading with the intention of defamiliarizing the way in which commonplace devices are used to build and enforce specific (and sometimes violent) relations between the different realities that surround us. With that, he seeks to create altered relational spaces, which are more reliant on ambiguity and negotiation.
Zylbersztajn holds a Master’s degree from the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology (USA), and was a Postgraduate Fellow at the Art by Translation research program (France, 2019-2021). He has participated in exhibitions, fairs, panels, and publications internationally, among which is the solo show As if i were the photographer: Carlos Amadeu Gouvêa, 1971 (Casamata, Rio de Janeiro, 2016), the performance brickwork (Americas Society Visual Arts, New York, 2018); and the group exhibitions Trembling Thinking (Americas Society, NY, 2018) and Time Capsule 2045 (Palais des Beaux-arts de Paris, FR, 2021, Musée d’Art et Histoire de Genève, CH, 2022). He was also part of the 2022 FRONT Triennial, Cleveland, and the 12th São Paulo International Architecture Biennial (CCSP, 2019).
More recently, his artistic practice seeks to expand toward collective environments in which the sense of shared responsibilities overrides authorial intentions. Currently, is co-editor -in collaboration with the Index Literacy Programme- of a publication titled Indexing Imaginaries (DATA Browser/Open Humanities Press, 2022), which explores the concept of indexing as a form of power. He is involved in the micro-histórias initiative at Casa do Povo (SP), which focuses on researching institutional history and he is the coordinator of a multidisciplinary research group called Disposições Infraestruturais, which delves into issues related to art, architecture, and planetarity.
Currently lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.