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to the head

For his first show in Berlin, Dudu Quintanilha presents a new video installation titled 'À Cabeça', as well as a group of works of his ongoing series 'XX.XX.XXXX'. 'À Cabeça' explores the possibility of transferring a collective ritual that takes place in nature into an individual experience in the context of a gallery, not by means of showing, but rather of hiding the protagonist’s appearance, blinding the viewer’s view, and constructing instead a new configuration out of visual and sound remains of the ritual, as well as abstract images.

Dudu Quintanilha (*1987, Bauru, São Paulo. Lives and works in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main) studied at IUNA in Buenos Aires and at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main with Willem de Rooij and Gerard Byrne. In 2016 he was a resident artist at Q21 MuseumsQuartier, Vienna. His works were exhibited at Galerie DREI, Cologne (2021), Kunstraum Riehen, Basel (2021), Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2019), Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (2019), and Kanal Centre Pompidou, Brussels (2018). Quintanilha was awarded the Sammlung Pohl Städelschule Absolventen Preis in 2021.