Lenora Rosenfield

Lenora was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil and in the last 20 years she is painting in a new fresco procedure, she created made of synthetic materials for building constructions, one of her researches.

Biography

Lenora was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil and in the last 20 years she is painting in a new fresco procedure, she created made of Braziliain synthetic materials for building constructions, one of her researches. Lately her reaserch is about maps and DNA.

At 18 years old, through an exchange program she studied painting at the New School for Social Research (New York, USA). In the 80s she lived in Florence (IT) where she studied restoration. In the following decade, she received a scholarship from Harvard University, where she researched restoration and painting materials. Later, she completed a Masters in Poetics in Visual Arts at UFRGS and a PhD at USP, in a Fulbright Sandwich Doctorate at New York University.

Holding a postdoctoral degree from Università degli Studi di Udine (IT), she was a professor of painting at the Institute of Arts of UFRGS (1993 to 2017) and for more than two decades she was in charge of the restoration laboratory of the institution.

She participates in collective and individual exhibitions since the 70’s. 2016’s end culminates with the retrospective Itinerários (Itineraries), at the Art Museum of Rio Grande do Sul (Margs) Ado Malagoli, curated by Francisco Dalcol. Her works can be found in the collections of the main institutions of the state of Rio Grande do Sul and in private collections in Brazil, the United States and Europe.

In May 2018, he released the book “Itinerários”, which marks his almost 50 years of dedication to the arts.

Lenora Rosenfield
Photo: Egídio Pandolfo

Itineraries, by Lenora Rosenfield

The book “Itineraries” reveals personal and professional moments in the nearly five decades of Lenora Rosenfield’s performance in the visual arts.

The book was conceived as an extension of the Itineraries exhibition, which took place in 2017 at MARGS, in order to broaden the understanding of the artist’s production and trajectory.

With bilingual text, based on interviews, research and documentation, was organized by art critic and curator Francisco Dalcol. The narrative tries to give an account of the artistic production, but also of the other segments of Lenora’s work: as an art conservator and the teaching performance.

It is a career spanned by several challenging events and defining facts, places and times that have offered remarkable experiences in their professional personality.

Among these are the seasons spent in New York, Florence, Cambridge and Udine, and, of course, in Porto Alegre. The texts are accompanied by photographs, reproductions and documentary images that reinforce the biographical character of the publication. The Lenora’s art production shows the diversity of the artist’s languages. Itinerários is a production of Genuinaobra, edited by Circuito.