João Modé lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. His oeuvre is articulated by a plural notion of languages and spaces for action. He participated at Bahar / The Istanbul off-site Project for Sharjah Biennial 13, Istanbul, Turkey ; Aichi Triennial, Nagoya, Japan ; 7th and 10th Mercosul Biennial [2009/2015] and 28th São Paulo Biennial . Some of his projects, such as NET– put on a number of cities, including São Paulo, Berlin, Stuttgart and Rennes – and Constellations, involve the direct participation of the public. He developed projects with Capacete Entretenimentos [Rio], Le Centre du Monde [Brussels], Casa Tres Patios [Medellin], Watermill Center [NY], Rockefeller Foundation [Bellagio, Italy] and Camargo Foundation [Cassis, France] among others.
The project An Archeology proposed a poetic archeology of the Calanques National Park. With an investigative approach, the artist intended to conduct research on the history of the area and its uses until now. Working on drawings and photos, but also on sound recording, the idea was to collaborate with researchers to develop new projects related to the macro- and micro-scale of this area.
Joao Mode was in residency at Camargo in January-February 2018.