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Laís Pontes is a Brazilian conceptual artist. She gained international recognition through her project "Born Nowhere" which founded the concept of creating characters using crowd-sourcing through the social media platform, Facebook.

Laís was born in Fortaleza, Brazil in 1981. She is currently pursuing a Master in Fine Art at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - SAIC. In 2011 she graduated from the International Center of Photography in NYC.

She has been exhibiting her work worldwide. In 2011, the project Born Nowhere was selected to Paraty em Foco 7th International Photo Festival, the biggest photography event in Brazil. That same year it received the Juror's Prize from Barbara DeGenevieve at Filter Photo Festival 2011 in Chicago. In 2012 she exhibited her work at Premio Arte Laguna and at International ArtExpo, both in Venice, Italy. Her work has been published in well-known magazines and blogs in South Korea, Romania, Spain, Italy, USA, Brazil and Mexico. These publications include El País, The Creators Project, Lenscratch, Itsliquid and PDN Pulse.
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Hi Lysanne,

My name is Laís and I'm a Brazilian artist. I'm currently pursuing a Master in Fine Art at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - SAIC.
One of my Saic professors forwarded your post on Rhizome to me. I've a social media art project that uses Facebook as a tool of interaction. Today it has more than 11,000 fans from all over the world.I’ve been exhibiting this work worldwide. In 2011, the project Born Nowhere was selected to Paraty em Foco 7th International Photo Festival, the biggest photography event in Brazil. That same year it received the Juror's Prize from Barbara DeGenevieve at Filter Photo Festival 2011 in Chicago. This work was also shown twice in Venice, Italy in 2012. My work has been published in well-known magazines and blogs in South Korea, Romania, Spain, Italy, USA, Brazil and Mexico. These publications include El País, The Creators Project, Lenscratch, Itsliquid and PDN Pulse.
I would be very grateful if you could take your time to have a look on my Born Nowhere project.
The fan Page is:

www.facebook.com/Project.Born.Nowhere

,and my webpage is:

www.laispontes.com

I'm currently working on a social media art project on Instagram and I'm just starting brand new social media art project at this semester.

Sincerely,

Laís Pontes
lais@laispontes.com
lponte@saic.edu