Joélson Buggilla & Jorge Menna Barreto (BR)
Jorge Menna Barreto (b. 1970, Brazil) is an artist and researcher who lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Throughout his practice, Barreto has let specific sites determine what he will build and, more recently, what he will eat. Interested in agroforestry, land art, site-specificity, plant-based food and multispecies assemblages, he considers our digestive system as a sculptural tool that has the ability to shape our landscape. His award-winning, long-term project 'Restauro: environmental sculpture' was first presented at the 32 Bienal of São Paulo in 2016 and travelled to the Serpentine Galleries, London, in 2017. Barreto holds a PHD in studio art and is a professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro since 2015.