Brasília - Brasilia, Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
Vitor Schietti was born in Brasilia, capital of Brazil in 1986, but feels like a citizen of the world, having lived and travelled across over 20 countries by the age of 30. Photographing his journeys across the globe, exploring long exposure photography, producing concept videos and rock climbing are among his favourite things.
While dedicated to his authorial work, much based on the study of the unconscious and of the dream realm, Schietti also ran, for six years, a photographic studio specialised in advertising and corporate photography in Brasilia. Presently Vitor is the Cultural Manager of Espronceda Center for Art and Culture in Barcelona, where he engages the art market from a different perspective.
He’s participated in over a dozen exhibits, among collective and individual as currently at a parallel exhibit of the Venice Biennale 2017. Schietti's series “Impermanent Sculptures” was also awarded at the PDN 2016 Photo Annual. Vitor is represented by a few galleries in Brazil, has sold fine art prints all over the world and is currently living in Barcelona in search of wider horizons to his artistic endeavours.
Schietti has a Bachelor’s degree in communication through the University of Brasilia. He also attended short courses of filmmaking at NYFA, in Los Angeles, and at AIC, in Sao Paulo and is often involved in video productions.
It is in the presence of another that we come to understand ourselves. Upon witnessing a smile, a lament, a distant gaze or a deep glance we learn a bit more about human nature. The portrait is a lesson about the plurality of the soul – not necessarily alluding to spirituality, but as an essence, something we share with each fellow human, regardless of nationality, gender, age or ethnical background.
The portraits chosen for this series sojourn through the crests and crevasses of the human condition, in a search with no beginning and no end. Some of the subjects – aware of the camera’s presence – meant to render a facet that best represented them. Others, however, were completely oblivious of the presence of an attentive observer in pursuit of such essence – a vain pursuit, seeing as the soul cannot unveil itself completely. It is, nevertheless, a valid endeavor, as it captures for a brief moment a few of the colors refracted in such an organic prism.