Caio Reisewitz Brazilian, b. 1967

1967, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Caio Reisewitz's work has the photography as its main support, conducted by an unconventional research, in addition to the technical and thematic refinement. His research reveals a particular interest in the action of man and its social and political effects, both in the natural environment and in the architectural space. Reisewitz's investigation places us before the exuberance not only of the built spaces, but also of the natural, which brings the strength so necessary for the preservation of life.


In the early 2000s, the artist was already investing in the representation of architecture and urban landscape, with the aim of attracting the viewer's attention much more due to the neutrality and the theme portrayed than to the dramatic light and shadow, typical of photography. Even without human presence, the political field gradually takes space within the artist's conceptual research. The silence that hangs over the nature of his images echoes in the Brazilian context of disregard for our reservations. From 2008, Reisewitz began to work with collages in photography, through interventions organically constructed, piece by piece, cut and glued in combinations that make analogies to the interferences of man in natural or urban spaces.


With a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Mainz (Germany), Caio Reisewitz has a specialization in Visual Poetics and a Master's degree from the University of São Paulo. Among the biennials that he has participated are the 26th Sao Paulo Biennial, 51st Biennale di Venezia and Nanjin Biennale, in 2010, China. His work has also been presented at MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León; Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro; Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection Miami; ICP - International Center of Photography, in New York; Maison Europeénne de la Photographie in Paris; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, as well as Photo Xangai, in Shanghai, China. His work can be found in collections such as Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation; Fundación ARCO Madrid; Collezione Fondazione Guastalla, Italy; Fond National d'Art Contemporain, France; MUSAC; Museu de Arte Moderna (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador); Musée Malraux, France, among others.