Ela Bittencourt

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Ela Bittencourt investigates the ways in which film directors in the 1960s and '70s used surrealism as a way of interrogating unstable political moments and reimagining the future 

BY Ela Bittencourt | 05 JUL 22

From Regina Silveria’s survey at MAC-USP to Paulo Nazareth’s solo exhibition at Pivô, these are the best shows to catch during São Paulo’s art week

BY Ela Bittencourt | 08 APR 22

From New Orleans much-anticipated Prospect.5 to Naudline Pierre's first institutional solo exhibition, these are the unmissable shows to see this month

BY frieze | 14 JAN 22

This year's iteration of the international exhibition is impressively global in its curatorial reach but the impact of some works diminishes in cross-cultural adaptation

BY Ela Bittencourt | 21 DEC 21

The artist recounts constructing transitory interventions in the face of inflexible bureaucracy

BY Renata Lucas AND Ela Bittencourt | 10 DEC 21

The photographer's exhibition at the Guggenheim, New York, captures the elemental power of Blackness by intermingling portraits with celestial installations

BY Ela Bittencourt | 14 JUL 21

At Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, the artist presents a series of paintings, drawings and collages that capture the physical and mental endurance of confinement

BY Ela Bittencourt | 07 APR 21

This year’s edition abounded in intricate, ephemeral works across an expansive programme

BY Ela Bittencourt | 26 FEB 19

Workshopping a new book project at Porto/Post/Doc, the theorist and filmmaker who diagnosed how Hollywood reinforced patriarchal codes

BY Ela Bittencourt | 11 DEC 18

At the Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent, Mónica Savirón and María Palacios Cruz's programme of works by neglected women artists

BY Ela Bittencourt | 23 APR 18

With a strong surrealist strain, and including a welcome number of female artists, highlights from the 48th edition of the photography festival

BY Ela Bittencourt | 20 JUL 17

Three highlights from the New York festival promoting emerging filmmakers

BY Ela Bittencourt | 15 MAR 17

Eduardo Williams’s new documentary focuses on the cruelty of the job market for young people in three different countries

BY Ela Bittencourt | 08 OCT 16

Errol Morris’s new documentary is a touching portrait of photographer Elsa Dorfman

BY Ela Bittencourt | 05 OCT 16

This week’s Culture Digest rounds up some highlights from the 54th New York Film Festival

BY Ela Bittencourt | 04 OCT 16

Jonas Mekas to Maud Alpi to Lina Rodriguez to Júlio Bressane – highlights from the Swiss film festival

BY Ela Bittencourt | 11 AUG 16