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Sephora Venites is a Brazilian-born actress, multidisciplinary designer, illustrator, painter, performer, model and television presenter.

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Sephora Venites is a Brazilian multidisciplinary artist whose practise spans film, performance, photography, painting, assemblage and digital art. She grew up in a small Brazilian village surrounded by lush nature that we can find in her chromatic palette of bright and colourful tones. Her work focuses on the exploration of the female subjectivity, perception, experience, and interpretation of the world from a subject marked as feminine. Biocentrism and philosophy are the foundation of research and inspiration for most of her work. Her images are philosophical metaphors and spaces of interchange in which the viewer can read its meaning. The artist makes use of traditional techniques as well as digital media, exploring a diverse and almost unlimited mix of styles; shifting effortlessly between abstraction and figuration; foreshadowing aspects of conceptual art.


CV

- CABARET MÍSTICO – with Alejandro Jodorowsky. TEATRO TÍVOLI. Barcelona, ES, 2017.

- Machine Theater 2017 ( or theater machine ) - The art of performing without set, director or rehearsals with Nassim Soleimanpour. (Teatro Máquina - A arte de realizar peças sem ensaios. Nassim Soleimanpour. Sesc. São Paulo, SP, Brasil.)

- Acting studies - Susan Batson Studio (USA). Susan Batson Studio. Sense memory technique. New York, NY, 2016.

Workshop: Practical Improvisation based on the work of Viola Spolin and Keith Johnstone. With Dave Bourn (SPROUT IDEAS). At the actors centre/ (London, UK, 2014).

- Acting Characters with Paul Elsam. The Actors Centre (London, UK) 2014.

- Hamlet try out with Nassim Soleimanpour and Ramin Gray at Actors Touring Company [ATC]. London, UK, 2014.

- Improvised Singing: improvising and singing ability with Andrew Fisher. The Actors Centre (London, UK) 2014.

- The Imaginarium of the Actor, acting method by Alejandro Catalán at OFICINA CULTURAL OSWALD DE ANDRADE (São Paulo, Brasil, 2013).

- "Not in the Theatre" by Nassim Soleimanpour - Sesc (São Paulo, Brasil, 2013)

- Lecture with Jan Harlan, Stanley Kubrick's producer at MIS - São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound (São Paulo, Brasil, 2013).

- Psychodramatic Theatre - Centro Cultural São Paulo, 2013.

- Theater works, stage, 42 hours at Senac (São Paulo, Brasil, 2013).

- TV and Film Work with Miguel Rodrigues - (São Paulo, Brasil, 2013).

- Casting Directors Workshop (SPOTLIGHT, London, UK, 2012).

- Actors Studio - The Coach House - Pinewood Film Studios (London, UK, 2011).

Actor Muscle with Beverly Leech - (Los Angeles, CA, 2011).

- American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles, CA, 2011. Performance, movement for the actor, voice and speech, vocal production, improvisation, musical theater, technique for camera, test monologues, Alexander technique, dance and fencing.

Workshop with Michael Kostroff - “Audition Psych 101″ (Los Angeles, CA, 2011).

- Acting studies - American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles, CA, 2011).

- (2011) Beverly Leech, acting coach at American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles (USA).

- THE MONO BOX - Improvisation, speech showbacks & creative workshops ( 2014-2015/ London, UK).

- Atelier de artes e oficios com Marcio Mehiel (2010/2012) São Paulo - Brasil.

- Story and Screenplay Workshop by Robert Mckee - ( 2010 São Paulo, Brasil).

- Contemporary dance workshop, KAIFU-LODGE (Hamburg, Germany, 2010).

- Actor's Training Course - Beto Silveira - Studio Beto Silveira - 1999 (São Paulo, Brasil).

- CLASSICAL MUSIC TRAINING - Conservatory of Music Renato Frateschi - 1989 - 1999 (Brasil).

- (2003) Cursos de Especialización |  Diseño de Moda - Felicidad Duce. Introducción al Diseño de Moda. Barcelona, Spain.

- (2004 - 2007) COSTUME DESIGN - Institut Català de la Moda (Barcelona, Spain, 2007).

- (2009 - 2010) Escola São Paulo - Graphic Design and Illustration. São Paulo/SP, Brasil.

Public Activities. Awards:  


- Woman Art Award 2018. Dedicated to Sofonisba Anguissola. FUNDACION PONS. April 13-15, 2018. Madrid, ES.

- 58th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, Biennale Arte 2019 | Collateral Events - Venue: PALAZZO CA' ZENOBIO  - Dorsoduro 2596. May 10th to 17th. Part of "Thirst" - National Participations - Bangladesh (People’s Republic of).

Sephora appeared on the TV series Mr Selfridge (2013), and film credits include the independent feature film 'Liquid Love' (2018) by Vitor Steinberg, loosely based on the book of the Polish-born sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, and the recent adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, by Matthew John.


Commercial works include Natura's campaign 'Mulheres' and Santander's 'Daily Race' alongside F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel.
On stage, Sephora worked with the acclaimed Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, first during the tour of "White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" in 2013 at the Theatre Sesc Vila Mariana, São Paulo. Also, in 2014 for the groundings and rehearsals of the thought-provoking "Blind Hamlet"; with the Actors Touring Company in London, UK.


In 2014, she made her debut as a television presenter hosting the program 'Cena Londres'; a Brazilian production from channel Bis, Globo Group. Exploring and covering the London music scene, the TV show featured artists like Cut Copy, Metronomy, The Hives, Molotov Jukebox, The Horrors, Little Dragon, Chet Faker, Anne Clark, Peggy Sue, Simian Mobile Disco, Atari Teenage Riot, Au Revoir Simone and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.




Kensington Town Hall. 20-22 July 2018. Parallax Art Fair. London, UK. 


The Brazilian artist is mainly focused on the perception rather than the experience that she considers being "conservative"; leaving room for something more risky but progressive. She lives art as a possibility to narrate the perception of the world; in this perspective, art does not reproduce what one sees but makes things visible. Her research is an investigation of human nature, its subjectivity, its being in the world, as well as its experiences and interpretations. She looks at artistic movements such as Dadaism and surrealism, whose influence emerges especially in her early works. She is still fascinated by these two artistic movements due to the dadaist extemporization and how the surrealists depict the unconscious and the dreamlike universe. Thus her research wants to represent a journey for the audience, a metaphorical one, in which to offer a new reading of reality and life. 

By Laura Francesca Di Trapani; 
Art historian and independent curator. Laura Francesca Di Trapani è nata a Palermo, dove vive. Storica dell’arte e curatrice indipendente, si è formata all’Università La Sapienza di Roma. 


"...inspired by Dada's improvisational practices and the Surrealist's foray into the unconscious, dream, and fantasy realms."

“Collage is a supersensitive and scrupulously accurate instrument, similar to a seismograph, which is able to record the exact amount of the possibility of human happiness at any period.”— Max Ernst  






BIO


Sephora was born in the Brazilian town of Uberaba in the state of Minas Gerais. She is the eldest daughter of three children; her mother is a civil engineer and her father a lawyer. At the age of seven, Sephora received classical music training and piano lessons from the Conservatory Renato Frateschi.
At the age of 13, she was spotted by a freelance photographer in her hometown who encouraged her to pursue a modelling career.
She began modelling in her early teens after landing a catalogue work for the brand Avon.

When Sephora was 16, a talent scout from the Elite Model Management in the city of São Paulo, invited the young model to join the Elite Model Look contest, and her parents decided to send her to the capital in hopes of taking up her career.

She went to live with Plastic Artist Sandra Castro, who turned out to be her mentor in the Arts, craftwork, and Costume Design.

Grappling with the few opportunities, Sephora enrolled in theatre classes, setting aside the modelling work by focusing on film and TV commercials, and graduating from high school.

Modest Television Works soon came her way, including a few international opportunities.

At the age of 20, she moves to Barcelona, and the city would become an essential centre for her grounding for the next few years.

Working consistently as a model for fashion editorials and commercial advertising during her school period in Barcelona, she was ready to give modelling another try, briefly after graduating, travelling to Asia for the first time in 2007.
She was the cover of the book 'The Little Black Dress' and has walked the catwalks for brands such as Cartier, Gucci, Custo Barcelona, G-Star, Betsey Johnson and Oscar de la Renta. She has starred in various advertising campaigns for Sony, Garnier, Storm Watches and Santander Group, among others.

She enrolled in a local Design Academy, learning illustration techniques, Visual Communication, and Graphic design before completing a course in Costume design at the Institut Català de la Moda.

Sephora posed for the lens of British photographer Clive Arrowsmith, appeared in fashion magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, Elle and Fashion Japan 25ans.

At the end of 2007, Sephora has moved to London, UK, where she lived until 2015.

In 2011, she engaged in a performing arts course at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, a traditional conservatory in the city of Los Angeles, CA.

Sephora appeared in the TV series Mr Selfridge in 2013, having worked with director Jon Jones.

Other film credits include the independent feature film 'Liquid Love' (2018) by Vitor Steinberg, loosely based on the book of the Polish-born sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, and the recent adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, by Matthew John.

On stage, Sephora worked with the acclaimed Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, first during the tour of "White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" in 2013 at the Theatre Sesc Vila Mariana, São Paulo. Also, in 2014 for the groundings and rehearsals of the thought-provoking "Blind Hamlet"; with the Actors Touring Company in London, UK.

In 2014, Sephora made her debut as a television presenter hosting the program 'Cena Londres'; a Brazilian production from channel Bis, Globo Group. Exploring and covering the London music scene, the TV show featured artists like Cut Copy, Metronomy, The Hives, Molotov Jukebox, The Horrors, Little Dragon, Chet Faker, Anne Clark, Peggy Sue, Simian Mobile Disco, Atari Teenage Riot, Au Revoir Simone and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.


In recent years, she has devoted her time to work as a Visual Artist. Her artworks are part of private collections in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Spain. 

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