Amanda Rodrigues (BR)

Amanda Rodrigues Alves was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1976 and currently lives and works in São Paulo. She studied History at the University of São Paulo and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) and a Diploma in Art Education at the Centro Universitário de Belas Artes, both in São Paulo. She was a founder member of the collaborative group MICO, a collective of artists, architects, geographers and political scientists responsible for a series of critical interventions in the São Paulo urban landscape between 2000-2003. MICO's work was featured in an exhibition called Panorama at the Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo in 2001/2002. She exhibited on the 2004 Sydney Biennale, with a collaboration produced together with Thomas Mulcaire, and they also produced a film together entitled "National Park" during a fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany in 2006. Amanda has recently been to Antarctica as a member of the I-TASC Reconnaissance and Communication Expedition crew, where she collaborated on the installation of the Groundhog Automatic Weather Station and produced video and photographic documentation of the expedition.