Born in São Paulo, Igor Vidor has settled in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, where he produced, in the past few years, a large body of work informed by his research on urban violence, gun cultures and social inequality.
Working across different media, such as video, sculpture and installation, the artist’s pieces include objects such as handmade gun toys and bullet shells, collected in economically dispossessed territories.Read more
After the repercussion of his solo show in São Paulo, in 2018, Vidor became the target of death threats by members of a militia group in a moment of political polarization, marked by the censorship and persecution of the arts in Brazil, led by the rising right. His move to Germany, then, was one of self-exile helped by german institutions, taking place a few months following the election of the current president.
During the period of his residency in Berlin, Vidor’s research process includes visits to the arms manufacturing companies which have been sold weapons to Latin America since the 19th century, and studio experiments with materials used to produce bulletproof equipment and projectiles, such as aramid fiber and lead, which he incorporated in his new works.