Vivian Caccuri uses sound as the vehicle to cross experiments in sensory perception with issues related to history and social conditioning. Through objects, installations, and performances, her pieces create situations that disorient everyday experience and, by extension, disrupt meanings and narratives seemingly as ingrained as the cognitive structure itself. Vivian has developed projects in many cities in Brazil and abroad, including the Amazon, Accra, Detroit, Helsinki, Vienna, Veneza, Kiev, Valparaíso, New Mexico, South India and more.
Throughout her career, she has collaborated with several musicians such as Arto Lindsay (USA/BR), Gilberto Gil (BR), Fausto Fawcett (BR), Wanlov (Ghana) and has recently released her first musical project (Homa).
Her sound works and compositions have been broadcasted in radio stations such as Resonance FM (London), Kunstradio (Vienna) and Rádio Mirabilis (Rio de Janeiro). At Princeton University she wrote her first book “Music is What I Make” (2012), published in Brazil and awarded by Funarte Prize of Critical Production in Music in 2013
Vivian Caccuri in the residence program of the Delfina Foundation in London, which was possible due to a partnership with Instituto Inclusartiz – sponsor of Vivian’s residence.
Music Production and Sound Design, Dubspot, New York City, USA.
Visiting Scholar at Princeton University, Department of Literature;
Department of Music, Department of Visual Arts/ NJ,United States.
2009 – 2011
Masters degree in Sound Studies at the Federal University of Rio de
2004 – 2007
Graduate degree in Visual Arts at University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Study Days, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, Accra, Ghana.
Pivô Pesquisa, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
Sound Development City Expedition, Riga, Latvia / Helsinki, Finland,
Sound Development Institute, Zurich, Switzerland.
Shortlisted I EFG Artnexus Latin American Art Award, Colombia.
Shortlisted I Prêmio Paulo Costa e Silva, Porto, Portugal.
Shortlisted for Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev,
FUNARTE Prize of Music Criticism, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sergio Motta Prize of Art&Technology, São Paulo, Brazil.
Rumos Prize, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil.
“O que Faço é Música” [Music is What I Make],
7Letras Publishing House, Rio de Janeiro, 2013.
Galeria LEME, São Paulo, Brazil.
Condominium, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil.
It’s in the Mind, Galeria Progetti, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Esculturas para Ouvir, Museu da Escultura Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil.
Duo show with Ayrson Heráclito, balcony of MAC Niterói, RIo de Janeiro, Brazil.
For the Record, IFA Berlim, Germany.
Ojalá, Carslbad Museum, Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA.
We live in the best city of South America, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Charivaria, CentroCentro, Madrid, Spain
Sonic Rebellion, Museum of Contemporary Art of Detroit, United States
Buried in the Mix, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memminghen, Germany
The third world asks for blessing and goes to sleep, DESPINA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Festwochen in collaboration witjh Daniel Lie, Vienna, Austria
Future Generation Art Prize, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice, parallel to Venice Biennale, Italy
Black Atlantic, Goethe Institute – Rele Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria
Future Generation Art Prize, Kiev, Pinchuk Art Center, Ukraine
A Song for Rio, inaugural opening of Fortes D’Aiola Gabriel Gallery in RIo de Janeiro, Brazil.
32º São Paulo Biennial, “Live Uncertainty”, São Paulo, Brazil.
Sistemas (anti) produtivos, Galeria Pilar, São Paulo, Brazil.
O que vem com a aurora, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazi l.
Xanadona, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sonorama, Chelpa Ferro, CCBB, Brazil.
Quero Te Encontrar, La Maudite, Paris, France.
Encruzilhada, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
O Que Caminha ao Lado, SESC V Mariana, São Paulo, Brazil.
Ter Lugar para Ser, CCSP, São Paulo, Brazil.
Laboratório Contemporâneo, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Open Museum Open City, MAXXI Museo, Roma, Italy.
Brazil Arte-Música, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Polland.
Tsonami Festival, Cárcel, Valparaíso, Chile.
Panorama of Brazilian Art, São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, Brazil.
VERBO, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil.
GIL70, Museu Rodin, Salvador, Brazil.
Tro-pi-cal, Alternative Orders: A glimpse of Brazilian Art, Akershus Kunstsenter, Oslo.