Bio


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Celina Lage (Belo Horizonte, 1972) is Italian born in Brazil. Her transdisciplinary artistic research is characterized by concerns with poetry, philosophy & mythology. Her artworks reflect in a peculiar way her passion for words and images, letters, poetic and metalinguistic mechanisms. She works mainly with painting and digital image. Her art is conceptual and postminimalist. This theoretical characteristic derives from her background in Ancient Greek Literature & Philosophy. She took part in exhibitions and festivals in New Zealand, Spain, Greece, Argentina, England, Germany, Denmark & Brazil.

Celina F. Lage is also Professor of Curation and Contemporary Art in the State University of Minas Gerais (UEMG), Brazil. She collaborated from 2009 to 2012 in the Graduate Program in Applied Arts at the Hellenic Open University, Greece. Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Master of Theory of Literature and Bachelor of Philology, major in Greek and Latin. Post-doctorate in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and Athens School of Fine Arts (Greece). Former Fellow of the Alexander Onassis Foundation, the State Scholarships Foundation (Greece) and CNPq (Brazil).

Education.

Federal University of Minas Gerais, PhD Studies in Comparative Literature, 2004
Federal University of Minas Gerais, Master in Literary Theory, 2000
Federal University of Minas Gerais, Bachelor Degree in Latin, 1995
Federal University of Minas Gerais, Bachelor Degree in Ancient Greek, 1995

Group Exhibitions, performances.

BIGG – Biggest, Union KBH, Copenhagen, Denmark 2019.
Linhas Sensíveis, Galeria Escola Guignard, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2019.
#arteliBeRdade, Fórum das Letras, Ouro Preto, Brazil, 2018.
Learning from Documenta, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece 2017.
Manchester Studios, Manchester School of Art, England, 2017.
#arteliBeRdade, Espaço do Conhecimento UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2017.
Photomediations, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany, 2016.
Art & Memory – Brazilians in Greece, Antiracist Festival, Greece, 2014.
Curating Memory I – Personas & Narratives, Antiracist Festival, Greece, 2014.
Curando a Memória I – Personas e Narrativas, Bios, Greece. 2014.
Greek Revolution 2010 (radial/sound installation), Argentina, 2011.
Círculos Poéticos (multimedia performance), Passworld Festival, Spain. 2007.
James Joyce’s Echoes, National Library, New Zealand. 2004.
James Joyce’s Echoes – Bloomsday in Athens. Small Music Theatre. Athens, Greece, 2004.

Music, sound poetry.

Thanatos (CD track) PHASE!-Greece, 2013.
Ybervolika (CD track) EMI – Greece. 2009.
Oimoi (CD track) Small Music Theater – Greece 2007.
Ypervolika (CD track), Small Music Theatre – Greece, 2006.
Homenagem a Miltos Sarturis (experimental music performance), Small Music Theatre, Greece. 2006.
Comodino – Bizantinum Lambada (CD track), Vinil Microstore, Greece, 2006.
Comodino – Bizantinum Lambada (experimental music performance), Festival Yuria, Greece, 2005.
Member of the Group Los Borrachos, Brazilian Sound Poetry, 2000-2004.
Círculos Viciosos (Vicious Circles, Performance). Digital poetry, Dance and Sound Poetry. Salsaparrilha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2003.
James Joyce’s Echoes (CD). Celina Lage, Thanos Kois and Anastasis Grivas (Thodoris Zoutsos – as invited). Athens, Greece, 2004.
Cacograma (LAGE, C. F. ; LOPES, E. M., CD track), Brazil, 2001.
Los Borrachos – Dor, Amor, Humor (CD). Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2000.
Cacograma (CD). Sound Poetry Compilation (Los Borrachos as invited group). Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2001.

Fellowships, Researches.

Postdoc Research in Postgraduate Studies Program “Art, Virtual Reality & Multi-User Systems of Artistic Expression”, Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), University Paris 8, Athens, Greece, 2017-2018.
Art Theories and Practices. Research Group. State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2014-now.
Postdoc Research, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), Athens, Greece, 2012-2013.
Posgratuate Research Fellowship, Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, Greece, 2003-2004.

Published Academic Papers & Books