19.29 – 20.26: Dias & Riedweg, Rio de Janeiro (BR): nichts gar nichts
Short biographies: Dias & Riedweg have worked together since 1993 to make collaborative and interdisciplinary public art projects, videos and performances. The duo consisting of Mauricio de Mello Dias (born in 1964, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Walter Stephan Riedweg (born in 1955, Luzern, Switzerland) both live and work in Rio de Janeiro.
In their work Dias & Riedweg explore issues of social politics and subjectivity using experimental practices that connect the centre with the margins of urban society. They have realised art projects and exhibitions worldwide and participated in several biennials, including: São Paulo (1998 and 2002), Istanbul (1998), Venice (1999), Havanna (2003), Gwangju (2006), as well as Documenta 12 in Kassel (2007). They had major solo exhibitions at MACBA – Museu d’art contemporani Barcelona, at Kiasma, Helsinki and Le Plateau, Paris. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at Kunsthal Nikolaj Copenhagen, at Americas Society, New York and a retrospective show at the Museum of Art Lucerne, in Switzerland.