Flavia Bertinato is a Brazilian artist based in Belo Horizonte. Her artistic process involves the research of themes and concepts around identity, intimacy, anonymity, gestural movements, the construction of the social body and the boundaries between the notions of public and private spaces. The inquiries made by Flávia Bertinato are consequences of her own experience of being in the city and having it as an object of investigation.The social interaction, crimes, violence, the exposure of the erotic body and the consumption of cultural objects are some of the matters which the artist has been exploring throughout her career. Another characteristic of her work is the presence of allegorical figures drawn from a very diverse repertoire and treated in an emblematic way. The fairy tales, characters from national cinema and artistic genres are often quoted in her paintings, photographs, installations and sculptures.
Flávia Bertinato has participated in several collective and solo exhibitions in art galleries, museums and institutions, such as Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, CCBB Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, CCSP Centro Cultural São Paulo, MARP Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto Pedro Manuel-Gismondi, Celma Albuquerque Galeria de Arte, Galeria de Arte Marilia Razuk, Museu de Arte da Pampulha and Palácio das Artes (Fundação Clóvis Salgado). Flávia Bertinato currently is a Ph.D. student at UFMG (Belo Horizonte) Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and in this year 2020 she also participates in the FAAP Artist Residency Programme (São Paulo).
Flávia Bertinato’ residency is sponsored by the Municipal Law of Incentive to Culture of Belo Horizonte.