Stephanie Seidel and Thyago Nogueira in conversation on the work of Claudia Andujar
ICA Miami welcomes Thyago Nogueira, head of the Contemporary Photography department at Instituto Moreira Salles, Brazil, for a conversation on the works of artist Claudia Andujar with curator Stephanie Seidel, ICA Miami.
A long-term collaborator of Andujar and expert on the artist’s work, Nogueira will share insights into her exceptional photography practice, connecting aesthetic explorations in the medium with political activism. Andujar first visited the Yanomami in Northern Brazil in 1971, documenting their lives in a unique visual language, a collaboration that became the basis for her lifelong advocacy for them. A selection of these photographs is currently on view at ICA Miami, presenting Andujar’s experimental and expressive photographs from 1972 to 1976, during which time the artist became fully immersed in the Yanomami culture.
About Thyago Nogueira
Thyago Nogueira is the head of the Contemporary Photography department at Instituto Moreira Salles, Brazil, and editor of ZUM photography magazine (revistazum.com.br). He has curated the exhibitions “Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle” (2020), “Claudia Andujar: In the place of the other” (2014), “William Eggleston: The American Color” (2015), “Body against Body: the dispute of images, from photography to live transmission” (2017), among others. Nogueira is now working on a retrospective exhibition with photographer Daido Moriyama. He has also guest-edited an issue of Aperture magazine dedicated to São Paulo photography (2014), chaired the 2020 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, and organized the Offside project with Magnum Photos during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
About Claudia Andujar
Born in 1931 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Claudia Andujar lives in São Paulo. Growing up in Romania and Switzerland, she immigrated first to the United States in 1946, then to Brazil in 1955, where she started working as a photojournalist. Andujar’s works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Instituto Moreira Salles; Museu de Arte de São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo. Andujar received two John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1971 and 1977) and a Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Prize (2000). In 2020 her work was honored in the large-scale survey “Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle” organized at Instituto Moreira Salles. The show has traveled to Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, Triennale Milano, and is currently on view at Fundación MAPFRE, Barcelona.