050007-002 05005-060, 2016
The essay poetically relates the neighborhood social scene between an old group of houses and a neoclassic building separated by a wall. The artist developed a series of strategies so that, reflecting the paradoxical faces that constitute the human nature, the two sides could dialogue, confuse and conciliate themselves, instead of evidencing the differences.45 images
Markos Bakker was born in 1971, he is ‘carioca’ and became interested in photography when studied Industrial Design-Visual Communication, in UFRJ university. Lately, he participated in photo, painting, drawing and history of the art courses in Scuola L'orenzo de' Medici, in Florence, and UCLA, in Los Angeles, cities where he lived before moving to São Paulo. His projects search to observe the society through the individual, investigating what happens in banal moments or, still, making visible what happens when nothing happens. Yet, his subjects border the monitoring and the bubbles of privacy that remain in the contemporary society, that increasingly values the auto exposition. Recently, he won the I Gávea Photography Prize 2016 and the Brazil Photography Prize 2015. He was also finalist of Conrado Wessel Prizes (2013 and 2014), (2014), Descubrimientos PHoto España (2015 and 2013), 39º Salão de Arte de Ribeirão Preto (2014), Transatlántica PHoto España AECID (2013), and awarded with a scholarship for participating in the Biennial Fotofest 2014 in Houston. His photographic essay "Com que sonham os peixes?" was exhibited in Casa América in Madrid, as part of the official selection of Photo España 2014 and his photographic essay “05007-002 05005-060” as well as the video, “Entressonhos”, were exihibited in Pinacoteca of the State of São Paulo in “Antilogias: o fotográfico na Pinacoteca”, a photography exhibition.