Alice Miceli
Brazilian, born 1980
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Galeria Nara Roesler at SP-Arte 2017,
Galeria Nara Roesler
Galeria Nara Roesler
Galeria Nara Roesler at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015,
Galeria Nara Roesler

Using tools famous for being time-based—video and still camera—Alice Miceli produces evocative videos and photographs focused on time and the way it is expressed mathematically, philosophically, in history, and in the body itself. She experiments with time, manipulating the duration of moving images, based on mathematical formulas, so that, for example, she shows sprinters caught in a perpetual present, racing to a finish line that never arrives. In Projeto Chernobyl (2007-09), her best-known and most ambitious project to date, included in the 29th Bienal de São Paulo (2010), Miceli embarked upon an exploration of how history bleeds into the present. Armed with a pinhole camera loaded with film sensitive only to gamma radiation, she roamed the Chernobyl exclusion zone, recording the enduring effects of the 1986 nuclear disaster on the contemporary landscape.