Geraldo (Gê) Orthof
Since 2002
Works in Brasilia Brazil

BIO
GÊ ORTHOF Born in 1959 in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro. Lives and works in Brasília, Brazil.

EDUCATION
2001Pos-doctoral studies. (Visiting artist/scholar). The School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Tufts University. Boston.
1988 - 1992 Ed.D. (Visual Arts) Columbia University. New York.
1984 - 1985 Ed.M. (Visual Arts) Columbia University. New York.
1983 - 1984 M.A. (Visual Arts) Columbia University. New York.
1982 - 1983Post Baccalaureate. School of Visual Arts. New York.
1978 - 1981B.A. Design. School of Design. State University of Rio de Janeiro.
Non Degree Courses:
1986 - 1987Painting: Gianguido Bonfanti School of Visual Arts. Rio de Janeiro.
1980 - 1981Drawing: Gastão Manuel Henrique. Museum of Modern Art. Rio de Janeiro.

SELECTED ONE PERSON SHOWS AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2004“Livro de Fundo” Ground Book . Atelier Aberto, Brasília.
2000"Antes". Before. Centro de Arte Moderno Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"Sobretudo Transporte: Destino Madri". Above all Transport: Destination Madrid.CRUCE, Madrid, Spain.
1999"Sobretudo Transporte: Destino Torreão" Above all Transport: Destination Torreão. Porto Alegre.
1998"Sobretudo Transporte" Above all Transport. Galeria Rubem Valentim. Brasília,
1997"Encapsulada: A Caixa do Sono". Encapsulated: The Sleepy Box. Centro Cultural São Paulo.
1996"Encapsulada". Encapsulated. Centro Cultural Curitiba.
1995"Águas Emendadas". Water Junction. Gê Orthof, Regina De Paula and Simone Osthoff. V Brasília International Art Forum, Fundação Athos Bulcão. Galeria Parangolé Centro Cultural 508 Sul.
"Fronteiras". Frontiers. Gê Orthof, Regina De Paula & Simone Osthoff. Museu de Arte Brasileira, Fundação A. Álvares Penteado. São Paulo.
1994"Oxford - Brazil" Centro Cultural Sérgio Porto. Rioarte. Rio de Janeiro.
"Oxford - Brazil" Museu de Arte Contemporânea, USP. São Paulo.
1991Macy Gallery. Columbia University, New York.
1987Universidade Federal Fluminense, UFF, Niterói.
1984 Macy Gallery. Columbia University, New York.
1979Galeria Divulgação e Pesquisa, Rio de Janeiro.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2004“Preciosas promessas”. ECCO - Espaço Contemporaneo, Brasília.
2003"Gentil Reversão" . Gentle Reversion. Castelinho, Rio de Janeiro.
‘Plataforma Contemporânea” Museu Imperial, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro.
2001 - 2002"Gentil Reversão" . Gentle Reversion. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Brasilia.
1998"Vista Assim do Alto Mais Parece um Céu no Chão". Salão de Arte Nacional. Guest Artist. Curator: Agnaldo Farias. Museu de Arte Moderna. Rio de Janeiro.
"Panorama Barsília". Galeria Athos Bulcão. Brasília.
1997"Brasil-Reflexão 97/ A Arte Contemporânea da Gravura". Museu Metropolitano de Curitiba. Curator: Uiara Bartira.
1996 "Encapsulada Errante". Encapsulated: Errant. IV International Congress of Visual Semiotic. PUC - São Paulo. Curator: Tânia Fraga.
1995"Paisagens Cênicas". Stage Landscapes. Curator: Ralph Gehre. IV Brasília International Art Forum, Fundação Athos Bulcão.
"Coletores". Collectors. Centro Cultural Banco Central. Brasília.
1993Panorama Brasília - II Brasília International Art Forum. Rubem Valentim Gallery. Cultural Center 508 Sul. Brasília. Brazil.
1992 Art Salon. Art in General Curator: Holly Block. Art in General. New York.
"Three in 92". Macy Gallery. Columbia University. New York. Curator: Dr. Justin Schorr.
"Group Show". The Funding Center. Washington D.C.
1991"Group Show". Public Space. Washington D.C.
Wetherholt Gallery. Washington D.C.
1989 Macy Gallery. Columbia University. New York.
1987Children's Book Illustration National Show - Rio 87. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1985 Macy Gallery. Columbia University. New York.
"3 artists at St. James". Union Theological Seminar. New York. Curator: Dr. Justin Schorr.
1984Macy Gallery. Columbia University. New York.
1982 Brno Biennial, Slovak Republic.
Unesco Children's Book Illustration Traveling Exhibition. South America & Europe.
1981 Children's Book Illustration International Exhibition. Bratislava. Slovak Republic.

HONORS AND AWARDS
2001Scholarship for Post-Doctoral Studies, CAPES Foundation Brazil.
1997 - 1999Scholarship for Art Research. National Research Council. CNPq Brazil.
1998Art Reality Award for Best Web Design Art Journal.
Elite Site Awrard for Best Web Design Art Journal.
Akita Award for Best Web Design Art Journal.
Award-it for Best Web Design Art Journal
1993Young Talent Award. School for the Arts. University of São Paulo. Brazil.
1988 - 1992Scholarship for Graduate Studies, National Research Council. CNPq Brazil.
Professional Development Award. Columbia University, New York.
1984The Best For Children Award. National Foundation for the Books.
1983The Best Children's Book Illustrator of the Year Award. Art Critics Society of São Paulo.
Scholarship for Graduate Studies, Organization of the American States. Washington, DC.
1983 - 1985Scholarship for Graduate Studies, National Research Council. Brazil.
1982 - 1983FULBRIGHT Scholarship for the Visual Arts. New York.
1981 Honor Medal. National Illustration Award. Cultural Center of Curitiba. Brazil.
1980Scholarship for the 30th. International Summer Art Festival, Pro-Arte Society. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
1st. Prize in Drawing. Art Salon of Rio de Janeiro State University. Brazil.
1979 Visual Arts Scholarship. Ministry of Education and Culture.
1978 1st. Prize in Printmaking. Art Salon of Rio de Janeiro State University. Brazil.

TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:
since 1993Professor (tenure) in the Visual Arts Department at the Art Institute of the University of Brasília, teaching Installation, Interdisciplinary Projects and Final Project at undergraduate level and Contemporary Poetics at graduate level.
2002Visiting Professor in the Visual Arts Dept. at Penn State University.
2000Director of the Latin American House of Culture/ University of Brasília.
1999 Visual Arts Coordinator at the Latin American House of Culture/ University of Brasília.
1997 - 1998Head of the Visual Arts Department at theArt Institute of the University of Brasília.

PUBLICATIONS
1996 - 1999Co-editor of the "VIS" Art Journal. Art Institute. University of Brasília.
1998 - 1999"Item" Art Journal, Associate Editor. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil
1988"A Formação do Artista" (On Becoming an Artist) Humanidades Journal. University of Brasília Press. Brazil.
1995"Autoria: Colaborações Interferentes" (Authorship: Interfering Collaborations) Paper Presented in the National Seminar for the Performance TRANSE (Annals). University of Brasília and The National Research Council. Brazil.
"Águas Emendadas" (Water Junctions) ) Paper presented in the National Association of the Art Researchers Meeting - ANPAP (Annals). Brasília. Brazil.
"Lugares Tecnológicos" (Technological Sites) Paper presented in the opening lecture of the Master of the Arts program at the Art Institute of the University of Brasília. "VIS Art Journal" (in press). Brazil.
1994 "Tradição e Inovação. Especialização e Interdisciplinaridade no Ensino das Artes". (Tradition and Innovation. The Specialization and Interdisciplinary approaches in Art Teaching) Paper presented in the National Art Education Journey. University of Brasília Press. Brazil.
Art in Brasília. Brasília Power Company and University of Brasília.
"Avaliação e o Ensino das Artes". (Evaluation and Art Education) "Porto Arte Journal" v.5 n.8. University of Rio Grande do Sul Press. Paper Presented in the VI National Congress of the Art Educators. University of Pernambuco. Brazil.
"A Universidade e a Formação do Artista" (The University and the Teaching of the Arts) Paper presented in the III Arts Teaching Meeting. University of Brasília (annals)
1993Doctorate Dissertation: "On Becoming an Artist. Considerations for an Advanced Program in the Visual Arts". University Microfilms Inc. Ann Arbor, Michigan.

EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN
Milton Glaser Inc. (NY), Barron's (NY), Thorndike (NY), The Little Orchestra Society, Lincoln Center (NY), Fisher-Landau Foundation, Atica (SP), Paulinas, (SP), Abril, (SP), Codecrí (RJ), José Olympio (RJ), Global (SP), Funarte (RJ), Salamandra (RJ), Memórias Futuras (RJ), Imago (RJ.), Jornal do Brasil (RJ), University of Brasília Press, FTD (SP) & Globo (RJ).
Stage Design for Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du Soldat" Horace Mann Auditorium/ Columbia University (NY).

CURATORIAL WORK
1996 - 2003Has worked as an independent curator for the University of Brasilia, CCBB, Brasilia Cultural Foundation, Central Bank, Brasília, National Foundation for the Arts and Itau Cultural Institute, São Paulo.