Research groups

Art History and Criticism

Artist Training in the Academia Imperial de Belas Artes (Imperial Academy Of Fine Arts)/Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (National School of Fine Arts) is coordinated by Dr. Sonia Gomes Pereira. An award from the Petrobrás Cultural Programme in May 2004 was the incentive for setting up this research group which started in July 2005. Petrobrás […]

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Coordinated by Professor Dr Cybele Vidal Neto Fernandes, the group undertakes the study of: the collection of tiles at Pena Church and how it relates to others in chapels in the Jacarepaguá region; the relationship with baroque and rococo decoration in painting and decorative carving; considerations about historically significant engravings for the represented period (1st […]

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Coordinated by Professor Dr. Maria Luisa Luz Távora, the group proposes the study of Brazil’s modern and contemporary art manifestations, painting, engraving and sculpture, interventions, performances, videos, photography (1920 to 2000); the role of the aforementioned artistic manifestations and their principal agents; contemporary art’s process of utilising and deconstructing modern inheritance; the issue of artistic […]

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Entresséculos – changes and continuity in the arts in Brazil in the 19th and 20th centuries, is coordinated by Professor Dr. Mariza Malta Teixeira, with the participation of Ana Maria Tavares Cavalcanti and Sonia Gomes Pereira. The group investigates the historical development of the arts and crafts in Brazilian society, prioritising artistic production in Rio […]

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Since the second half of 2004 this group, coordinated by Dr. Carlos Gonçalves Terra, has been articulating discussions and activities aimed at the study of landscaping and the dissemination of landscaping art. Highlights in chronological order: 1. the development of the book “Arborização: ensaios historiográficos” (Forestation: historiographic essays); 2. organisation of the Seminar on (Re)Constructing […]

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The project aims to study manifestations of informalism in artistic engraving in the 1950s and 60s, produced by artist-engravers in Rio de Janeiro and is coordinated by Professor Dr. Maria Luisa Luz Távora, proposing the formulation of a wider framework of informal experiences and their understanding in the 50s and 60s, with the research analysing […]

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The group is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Ana Maria Cavalcanti Tavares. The effects of the research group’s work are: – training for researchers through scholarships earmarked for graduate students; – promotion of exchanges between researchers from various Brazilian institutions studying 19th century art; – dissemination of research findings on 19th century Brazilian art to all […]

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The research group, Art history: ways of seeing, exhibiting and understanding, is registered with CNPq, Brazil’s National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development. The group’s core brings together teaching staff from three different Brazilian universities: Unicamp, UFRJ and UnB who are active in their respective graduate programs in the arts, namely: Ana Maria Tavares Cavalcanti […]

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The project “The various expressionists in Brazil’s modern art as observed in the special rooms of the Bienal de São Paulo in the 50s” is coordinated by Angela Azevedo Silva Balloussier Ancora da Luz and enables the study of special rooms at the Bienal de São Paulo through expressionist works, while at the same time […]

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Image and Culture

Coordinated by Prof. Rogério Medeiros, the founding core of the group is multidisciplinary analysis about image and cultural studies at the EBA/UFRJ. It carries out research which prioritises topics linked to the Brazilian imagination, without losing touch with the new technologies for images – and their challenges. The group takes part in numerous colloquia, seminars, […]

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The Imaginata group is a research project and also a Study Group of the Philosophy of Image, the Philosophy of Art and Contemporary Aesthetics. It emerged from the need for responses and a deeper understanding of the common basic issues around the Philosophy of Image, the Philosophy of Art and of Aesthetics, in the face […]

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The Object Studies Nucleus, linked to LabGraf as an autonomous research cell, investigates the distinct imaginations that emanate from the visual arts field, from design, and from popular and cyber culture, where artifacts, subjects and senses mix together to offer new reflections about the fantastic physical universe which is so present in human daily life. […]

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Coordinated by Prof Dr Maria Cristina Volpi, this is a hub for research about production and use of the image, the image in movement and cultural material. Within NIO is the Textile/Wardrobe Reference Centre – an object library (wardrobe items, images and accessories), and an image/image in movement archive.  

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This research group has been developing various teaching, research and extension activities within the Visual Arts Postgraduate Programme at UFRJ’s School of Fine Arts and involves the participation of researchers from other institutions. Its aim is to study processes of creation in the visual arts and their implications for culture and society, using pertinent methodological […]

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Visual Media

Coordinated by Prof. Dr. Livia Flores, the group seeks to develop forms of action, thinking and dialogue in art with the aim of promoting reflection on art production in the expanded field of knowledge. It aims to develop theoretical and practical experiments based on a dialogic practice built upon postgraduate activities in the Visual Arts, […]

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Coordinated by Prof. Dr. Carlos Zilio, the research being developed at the moment is linked to an investigation into the proven tension throughout the 20th century caused by a strong tendency to regard painting as a dead medium. The analysis of this issue necessarily takes into account the relationship between the medium’s formulation and tradition, […]

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The group is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Simone Michelin, whose ongoing project is called QUALIA: interdisciplinary research involving the visual arts, computer science, cognitive science, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and music. It aims to create a designated artistic installation system, composed of current architectural elements and virtual images, for displaying synthetic images and statistics; the […]

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NEPAC is coordinated by Prof. Angela Leite Lopes. In 2010, NEPAC and its line of research called Interdisciplinary Poetics Research won its bid for funding from MEC/CAPES 29/2010 – PRODOC, with the interdisciplinary project ‘A presença do corpo como elemento aglutinador de interseção e diálogo entre artes visuais e artes cênicas’ (‘The body’s presence as […]

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Interdisciplinary Poetics

Coordinated by Maria Luiza Fragoso, with the aim of studying and developing poetics related to digital media, their contents, themes, history, crossover with traditional media of artistic creation, theoretical and historical analyses, and reflections on the consequences of these creations in different cultures, as well as their influence on artistic creations as a whole. The […]

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Coordinated by Prof. Guto Nobrega, the group has laboratory space for practical-theoretical research in the area involving the art / science / technology intersection. Since it began, it has focused its actions on event production (with the support and partnership of DAIC/EBA and PPGAV) such as: “Open Processes”, which featured the participation of the artists […]

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Coordinated by Prof. Carlos Alberto Murad, the group was a hub for research development in the field of imagery creation, at the School of Fine Arts, reflecting on including new researchers, developing interdisciplinary research involving the epistemological relationships of project poetics in art, design and architecture. PPGAV’s new line of research, Interdisciplinary Poetics, was an […]

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