The artist’s main goal is to create a physical experience of tension, portraying imaginary networks that define spaces and tell stories. Social mapping of individual networks shows the infinite interconnections and interdependences of personal trajectories through a system, society and the world as a whole. The movement of bodies (ropes) and the relationship between rhythm and time are also fundamental aspects of these series.
At Chaumont-sur-Loire, Janaina Mello Landini has designed an original project for the Farmyard’s Donkey Stables, where suspended gossamer-light structures interact with the gallery’s wooden architecture.
Janaina Mello Landini was born in São Gotardo, Brazil, in 1974. She lives and works in São Paulo.
An architect by training, she studied physics and mathematics. Her work reflects these interests and also draws on her observations on time, while expressing her own poetic viewpoint, to “weave” her vision of the world. Her work varies in scale, from canvas format to more monumental spaces that the artist takes over for her in situ installations.
Since 2010, the artist has exhibited her creations in Brazil, Latin America and Europe.
In 2016, her work was on display at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and in 2017 at the Rijswijk Textile Biennial in Holland.
In 2018, one of her works was on show at the Centquatre-Paris as part of the exhibition of the BIC collection.
An in situ installation in the Ciclotrama series is currently on view at the Carmignac Foundation on Porquerolles Island.