Name

Natalia de Campos & Syncretic Pleasures

About

Syncretic Pleasures® was founded in 1999 by Natalia to produce performances and art events with a roster of different collaborators.

Natalia de Campos is a multidisciplinary artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil working in performance, video, sound, writing, interactive media, and as a theater director, producer, researcher, educator and translator. Natalia worked in São Paulo for ten years before moving to New York in 1998.

In 1999, she founded Syncretic Pleasures and produces multidisciplinary performances with international collaborators, objects and solo works, shown in venues throughout NYC, most recently at: chashama 461 gallery, Grace Hotel, SCOPE Art Fair, Bowery Poetry Club etc.

With Syncretic Pleasures she has produced several works in New York City. For a full list, contact us at syncreticpleasures@gmail.com

A recent project is the soundscape “Common Elements: The Heart of El Museo” (2014), installed in the lobby of El Museo del Barrio in the Spanish Harlem, New York City, which she developed with the museum’s operations staff, under a commission for Office Hours, a project of Nicolás Dumit Estévez. ( http://www.elmuseo.org/office-hours/ )

In constant re-development, ART&COM Work Displays History, is an interactive social arts project in collaboration with Thiago Szmrecsanyi, first shown at the Jamaica Colosseum Mall as part of JAMAICA FLUX 2016, and subsequently as ART&COM: RE-LOCATION, presented by Emma Thomas Gallery in the Lower East Side in December 2016. Upcoming showings are in São Paulo (April 2017) and in New York (October 2017).

Natalia also works as an arts manager and producer.
In this role, she has worked with Richard Foreman, The Builders Association, in Under the Radar Festival, New York’s subway art program MTA Arts for Transit, Galeria Melissa NY, Cuchifritos project space at the Essex Street Market, and many individual artists, among others.

She performed with The Living Theatre, Mikhail Baryshnikhov’s White Oak at BAM, and in experimental plays, films and performances . Full credits upon request.

Long term resident artist at CSV Center; alumna from the Creative Capital/LMCC Artists' Summer Institute 2010, member of the Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors Lab, the International Federation of Theatre Research and The Living Theatre.

Natalia is also an activist, member of diverse arts and non-arts activist groups.

She holds a BA in World History from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and an MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts from City University of New York (CUNY Brooklyn College).

Education

BA History

Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

MFA Performance & Interactive Media Arts

CUNY Brooklyn College, New York, NY

Clients

  • The Builders Association
  • MTA Arts for Transit
  • Galeria Melissa (NY)
  • The Public Theater
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • Emma Amos studio
  • etc