Camila Rocha

Camila Rocha

Camila Rocha (*1977) is based in Sao Paulo and Istanbul. She aims to translate nature into art through observing species, colours and textures creating new species of plants with drawings, videos, photography and large scale installations. Recently her works were exhibited at the exhibition Among Friends: One Chapter of a Long Story at Galerist, Istanbul; Janelas at the Musee d’ art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint Etienne; solo exhibition Florikultur sp. at the School of Botany in São Paulo; Autostrada Bienal in Kosovo; Trunkless at Öktem Aykut gallery; Ao Ar, Livre curated by Tiago de Abreu Pinto, and the flower Glorianalia Coronavirilis published through the Ilustríssima section of the newspaper Folha de S Paulo, in addition to two solo exhibitions: Core / Cerne at Galeria Kogan Amaro in São Paulo and Quite Similar, at Öktem Aykut, in Istanbul. She participated in the Environmental exhibition at MuBE, São Paulo and Olaph the Oxman at the Cooperfield Gallery in London. She commissioned an installation called Welcome Island at the entrance of Collector Space, Istanbul where Ali Akay was the curator of the solo show The Enigma of Plants, at KRANK Gallery, Istanbul; She developed Sefatoryum, a large-scale site-specific installation in the foyer of Istanbul Modern, part of the TILL IT”S GONE exhibition, curated by Celenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo. Renting an abandoned flower shop in one of the last non-gentrified buildings in Cihangir, Sigorta Pasaj, she created a project called FloriKultur. Other exhibitions include Naturalists at Tina Kim Gallery in New York, NY; Rizoma at NON Gallery; Just to melt, confidently, without censorship, Skuc Gallery, Ljubjana; Istanbul Traversée, in Lille, An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Nightcomers, 10th Istanbul International Biennial; Catching Up, with Huseyin Bahri Alptekin, 3rd Tirana Biennial and Sandarch India Biennial; Abre Alas, Galeria Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro; Vanishing Point, Memorial da América Latina, São Paulo; Estufa na Matéria Prima da Arte Brasileira, curated by Lisette Lagnado, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba; “It’s all about the past”, Galeria Platform, Vaasa, Finland and Rio Contemporary Art Exhibition, MAM, Rio de Janeiro. She held artistic residencies in Finland, Sweden, India, Australia, Turkey and Brazil. In 2022, she went on an expedition to the Chilean Patagonia and in 2019 to the Rio Negro in the Amazon with biologists and with the botanical technical drawing team following in the footsteps of Margaret Mee. The last 8 years were dedicated to studying Botany at the School of Botany.

Quite Similar 

25.10.2018 – 01.01.2018

Sefatoryum, 2016, Istanbul Modern
Sefatoryum, 2016, Istanbul Modern
Core, Galeria Kogan Amaro, Sao Paulo, 2019
Core, Galeria Kogan Amaro, Sao Paulo, 2019
Core, Galeria Kogan Amaro, Sao Paulo, 2019
Core, Galeria Kogan Amaro, Sao Paulo, 2019
Core, Galeria Kogan Amaro, Sao Paulo, 2019
Core, Galeria Kogan Amaro, Sao Paulo, 2019
Ambiental, Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and Ecology, Sao Paulo, 2019
Ambiental, Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and Ecology, Sao Paulo, 2019
Trunkless at Öktem Aykut, Istanbul, 2021
Autostrada Biennale at Prizren, Kosovo, 2021
Autostrada Biennale at Prizren, Kosovo, 2021
Group exhibition at Artweeks Akaretler, Istanbul, 2022
Among Friends, Galerist, Istanbul, 2023