Tassia Quirino, 28, was born in São Paulo. She lives and works in Dublin.
Bachelor's Degree in Film at FAAP University (2011), Tassia has been working in the film industry for over seven years and almost two years since she started her career as an artist.
Working across photography, film and installation, she explores the relation between light, colour and space and how it affects our perception. Through over or underexposing images, erasing information, distorting forms, multiplying pictures or adding colours, she seeks to disfigure and collapse viewers sense of reality.
She has been participating in group exhibitions, such as the 15th Contemporary Art Salon of Guarulhos (2016, Guarulhos, Brazil); 24th Fine Arts Salon of Mococa (2016, Mococa, Brazil); Outside The House (2017, Boston, USA) and Enter Art Foundation 6th Exhibition (2017, Berlin, Germany). Recently, she has been selected to be part of Picture Berlin Artist Residency Program (July-August 2017, Berlin, Germany).
Since the beginning of her film career, Tassia has developed several projects related to art. She directed the documentary Thread in Blue (2011), that follows the urban intervention made by Regina Silveira - recognized Brazilian artist - on the facade of MASP (São Paulo Museum of Art).The film was awarded at the Asolo Art Film Festival (Italy) and selected in several film festivals. She has also directed "In Situ/In Process" (2010), a video installation made for the project Ocupação at Itaú Cultural dedicated to the artist Regina Silveira; and "Blind Spot" (2013), film made for the solo exhibition Positional of the artist Juliana Cerqueira Leite at Casa Triângulo.
She has founded and directed the first international festival of films on art in Brazil called MOVE CINE ARTE. The program focused on all types of artistic expressions: architecture, painting, sculpture, theater, photography, dance, gastronomy, poetry, literature, music, design, fashion, cinema, visual arts etc. The event took place in a small town of Minas Gerais State called Monte Verde in November 2012. The audience had the chance to watch films about acclaimed artists, such as: Anselm Kiefer, Pablo Picasso, Roman Opalka, Haruo Ohara, Cildo Meireles, among others. The event had also itinerant exhibitions in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Vitória.
She has also directed two fiction short movies: "Strangers" (2009), made during the directing course at USC (University of Southern California) in Los Angeles and "Home Sweet Home" (2014), selected to Cinerama BC International Film Festival (2014) and awarded at The Walkers Festival, event promoted by Johnnie Walker and Belas Artes Movie Theater.