CV

EDUCATION 

Master in Fine Arts (MFA) in Photography at the School of the Art institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago - 2012-2014 

General Studies in Photography at the International Center of Photography (ICP), New York - 2010-2011 

Bachelor of Business Administration at the Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil - 1999-2004 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

- Imagem Brasil Galeria (Fortaleza, Brazil). Modos de Ver, 2017. 

- Aspect/Ratio Gallery (Chicago, USA). En Face, 2017. 

- M2 Gallery (London, UK). The things we leave behind by Teresa Albor and Laís Pontes. 2016 

- Festival Outono Fotográfico (Galicia, Spain). Memory Lab of Happiness. 2016 

- Festival Encontros da Imagem (Braga, Portugal). Happiness, a place in the sun. 2016 

- Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá (Bogotá, Colombia). Input_Output. Reinventando el medio, 2016. 

- Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Porto Alegre - FestFoto (Porto Alegre, Brazil). Fotografia Brasileira Contemporânea, 2016. 

- Imagem Brasil Galeria (Fortaleza, Brazil). Territórios e Identidades, 2016. 

- Encontros de Agosto (Fortaleza, Brazil). Territórios e Identidades, 2015.  

- APG Airport Show (Atlanta, USA), 2015.  

- Noorderlicht Photofestival (Groningen, The Netherlands). Data Rush, 2015.  

- Brandts Museum (Odense, Denmark). From Self Portrait to Staging the Self, 2015. 

- Art Exchange at Essex University (Colchester, England). Abject Subject, 2015. 

- Rencontres Internationales de La Photographie (Gaspé, Canada). Identities and Territories, 2015. 

- International Center of Photography - ICP (New York, USA). Take Ten, 2015. 

- University of North Texas (Denton, USA). Discoveries of the FotoFest, 2014. 

- School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA). MFA Thesis Show, 2014. 

- FotoFest Biennial (Houston, USA), 2014. 

- Wrong Biennal, Homeostasis Lab, 2013. 

- APG Gallery Exhibition (Atlanta, USA), 2013. 

- Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts (
Wilmington, USA). MFA Biennial, 2013. 

- New Works Festival (California, USA), New Works in Digital Humanities, 2013. 

- Espaço Ouvidor (Fortaleza, Brazil). 4 Olhares, 2013. 

- Aurora University (Aurora, USA). Transitions, 2012. 

- School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA). Real Virtually, 2012. 

- 6th Arte Laguna Prize (Venice, Italy), 2012. 

- International ArtExpo (Venice, Italy). Hidden & Forbidden Identities, 2012. 

- Universidade de Fotaleza (Fortaleza, Brazil). XVI Unifor Plástica, 2011. 

- Filter Photo Festival (Chicago, USA), 2011. 

- 
Paraty em Foco (Paraty, Brazil). 7th International Photo Festival, 2011. 

- 
Encontros de Agosto (Fortaleza, Brazil). Tudo é fotografia, 2011. 

- International Center of Photography - ICP (New York, USA). 
Capture and Release, 2011. 

- Encontros de Agosto (Fortaleza, Brazil). Entre Mundos, 2011. 

- Casa D’Arte Gallery (Fortaleza, Brazil). Novos Ângulos, 2009. 

- Universidade de Fortaleza (Fortaleza, Brazil). Mundo Unifor, 2009. 

 

AWARDS 

- London International Creative Competition (London, England). Talent of the Year, 2013. 

- PX3 Prix de la Photographie, (Paris France), 2012. 

- Filter Photo (Chicago, USA). Juror's Prize - Barbara DeGenevieve, 2011. 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

- Tarjeta de Memoria/Memory Card - Prácticas artísticas en Internet y Fotografía, Ed.por Paula Acosta y Maria Jose Casasbuenas Ortiz, Universaidade de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Universidade Politecnico Grancolombiano. 2016 

- Prácticas Artísticas e Internet en La Época de Las Redes Sociales, Juan Martín Prada, 2 Edition, Akal, 2015. 

- KATALOG 26.1 (Copenhagen, Denmark), 2015.  

- OjodePez (Barcelona, Spain), 2015. 

- FotoFest Biennial Catalogue (Houston, USA). Catalogue cover photo, 2014. 

- EIN Magazine, Issue #3, (Berlin Germany), 2013. 

- FARTS Magazine, vol.2 (Seoul, South Korea), 2013
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- PHOTO/ARTVAS Art and Photography Magazine (Seoul South Korea), 2012. 

- Revista Siará, Diário do Nordeste, Ano 1 N.33 (Fortaleza, Brazil), 2012. 

- Fotografe Melhor Magazine, Ed.182, Nov. 2011 (São Paulo, Brazil), 2011. 

- Memory, Shift Vol.6, International Center of Photography (New York, USA), 2011. 

 

SELECTED DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS, ONLINE EXHIBITIONS, CONFERENCES AND INTERVIEWS 

- Conferencia y Conversatorio del Pre-Lanzamiento del Libro “Tarjeta de Memoria-Prácticas artísticas en Internet y Fotografía”, Museo de Arte del Tolima (Ibagué, Colombia). 2016 

- Naked City, International Center of Photography. 2015 

- Reframing Photography (USA), Laís Pontes Project Born Nowhere, 2013. 

- Reframing Photography (USA), Laís Pontes, 2012. 

- Société Perrier (Brazil), As Facetas de Laís Pontes, 2012. 

- Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts - LACDA (USA), New Media Festival, 2012. 

- 
El País (Spain), El rostro de las redes sociales, 2012. 

- La Jornada Jalisco (Mexico), Born Nowhere - Las vidas posibles de la artista conceptual Laís Pontes, 2012. 

- PDN Pulse (USA), FotoFest Stand Outs, 2012. 

- It’s Liquid (Italy), Laís Pontes Born Nowhere Project, 2012. 

- Imagine Foto Magazine (Brazil). Interview with Laís Pontes, 2012. 

- Novas Medias (Brazil), Interview with Laís Pontes, 2012. 

- Paraty em Foco (Brazil), Facebook, 2011. 

- Lenscratch (USA), Laís Pontes, 2011. 

- The Creators Project (USA), Photographer creates digital self-portraits of her subconscious, 2011. 

- Oitzarisme (Romania), Laís Pontes Born Nowhere, 2011. 

- Eye 4 Design (USA), Laís Pontes, 2011. 

 

SELECTED LECTURES AND TALKS 

- Conference Photography + (con) text Photography in Academic Research, UCL, (London,UK) 2016 

- Essex University (Colchester, England). Abject Subject: Lais Pontes and Natasha Caruana in Conversation, 2015. 

- Gretchen Hupfel Symposium at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts – DCCA (Delaware, USA), 2015. 

- Atlanta Photography Group (Atlanta, USA). Artist Talk: How artists are engaging with social media and big data, 2014. 

- School of Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA). Artist Talk: Second Year Graduate Presentation, 2013. 

- School of Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA). Artist Talk: First Year Graduate Presentation, 2012. 

- Olhares Refletidos - ifoto (Fortaleza, Brazil). Artist Talk. 2012.