bio

marlos bakker was born in rio de janeiro and discovered photography while studying visual communication at the federal university of rio de janeiro and, subsequently, took further courses in photography, painting, drawing and art history at the lorenzo de’ medici school in florence, and at ucla in los angeles. his projects seek to observe society through the individual, investigating what happens at ordinary times or, further, making visible what happens when nothing happens. he recently entered the pinacoteca of são paulo museum’s collection, was selected for the ccsp 2018 exhibitions program, had his first published book chosen as one of the 10 best photography books of 2017 by zum / ims magazine, won the I gávea de fotografia 2016 award and the brazil fotografia 2015 award. he was also a finalist in the conrado wessel prizes (2014 and 2013), diário contémporâneo de fotografia prize (2014), trasatlántica photoespaña aecid prize (2013), descubrimientos photoespaña (2013) and was also awarded a grant to take part at the fotofest 2014 biennial in houston. his essay what are fish dreaming about? was exhibited at the casa das américas, in madrid, as part of the official selection for photoespaña 2014 and his essay 05007-002 05005-060 was exhibited in the pinacoteca of the state of são paulo in the exhibition antilogias: the photographic in the pinacoteca.