Short Artist Bio

Debora Hirsch was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She received her an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of São Paulo and an MBA from Bocconi University in Milan.

Artist-in-residence at AnnexB, New York (2019).

Artist-in-residence at RU Residency Unlimited, New York (2018).

Nominated for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation's (CIFO) Grants and Commissions Program 2019-2020.

Hirsch’s interdisciplinary practice spans painting, drawing, installations, video and performance. Incorporating elements of the colonial historic period imagery, digital world artifacts, architecture evocative details, symbolic decorative fragments, organic life and scientific representations, Hirsch’s universe of sublime forms shifts between conjectures, interpretation and representation.

Hirsch’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including Lisi Hämmerle Gallery, Bregenz; Hutchinson Modern, New York; Carriage Trade, New York; Il Crepaccio by Caroline Corbetta, Instagram; RU Residency Unlimited, New York; MARS, Milan; MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome; MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow; nGbK, Berlin; WhiteBox, New York; Galleria Pack, Milan; Anthology Film Archives, New York; MuBE Museu Brasileiro da Escultura e Ecologia, São Paulo; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Quadriennale, Roma; MAGA, Gallarate; PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan; Centro Cultural FIESP, São Paulo.

Her work is in some public and private collections including MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art of Krakow, MuBe Museu Brasileiro da Escultura e Ecologia, Sao Paulo, Casa Testori, Fondation Francès, Luciano Benetton, Arte Mondadori, Carlo Clerici, Ernesto Esposito, Giorgio Fasol, GAMEC Palazzo Forti Verona, Monte dei Paschi Bank, Museo Galleria del Premio Suzzara, Fondazione Rivoli2, Collezione VR Vittorio Rappa, Isabella Hutchinson