Edson Pavoni (São Paulo, 1984) is an artist and technologist who proposes sensitive imaginaries for our shared ideas of connection.

His practice, which includes architectural-scale installations, algorithms and digital-based fabrications, AI generated images, poetry, photography, digital platforms and even satellite technology, aims to investigate human intimacy in its intersection with technology.

Through collaborative methods, Pavoni's works create interactive experiences that have the public's participation at its core. As is the case of the "Inumeráveis Memorial", a volunteer-based platform contributing to the humanization of the media coverage regarding the pandemic in Brazil, his works are able to engage thousands of people and have been featured in major newsletters and channels such as CNN, Al Jazeera, Estadão, Globo, El País, and more.

His work has also unfolded in educational courses and lectures, such as "Building memory through writing - the Inumeráveis Method", taught by the artist and the project volunteers and promoted by UNICAMP, in Brazil. 

In recent years, Pavoni's production has been able to reach an estimate of 1 in every 34 Brazilians. He has shown at Biennials such as the 13th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and the IX International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

His works have been exhibited in New York, Beijing, Singapore, Dubai, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro, amongst others cities, and have been presented at institutions such as the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, Hungary; Inhotim Institute, Brazil; and at the Design and Fashion Museum of Lisbon, Portugal. His artworks have been commissioned by companies such as Google, Klabin, NuBank, and Accenture.

With over 20 years of experience helping creators to use new technologies for propositions in art, communication and architecture, Pavoni has been a part of creative teams that led projects commissioned by enterprises such as the 2016 Rio Olympics and the Inter American Development Bank (IDB).

Pavoni was recognized as one of the 50 most innovative Brazilian professionals by Proxxima Magazine in 2016 and has received two consecutive IF Design Awards in 2017 and 2018. He still contributes to selected and technologically innovative projects through the Spaces&Creatures studio, which he founded in 2010.

He lives and works in New York and São Paulo.

Individual Exhibitions

What we cannot forget (O que não podemos esquecer), curated by Carollina Lauriano, Casa Cósmica, São Paulo, Brazil

Sacred in Flux, together with Juliana Freire, Paã Architecture, São Paulo, Brazil

Landscapes of the Mind, in collaboration with Lyora Pisarro, New York, USA

Collective Exhibitions

13th Mercosul Biennial Porto Alegre, Brazil

IX International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

NTU Global Digital Art Prize Singapore, Singapore

Maranha, GPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

INOVA Klabin, São Paulo, Brazil

The time of things (O tempo das coisas), curated by Edmilson Nunes, Centro Cultural Correios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

Baró Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

Coletivo Amor de Madre, stand at SP Arte, São Paulo, Brazil

Como se Pronuncia Design em Português: Brasil hoje, Design and Fashion Museum of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Meca Festival, Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil

Dubai Design District, Dubai, UAE

The Love Project: Love Stories Sculpting Objects of Design, Baró Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

Dubai Design Days, Dubai, UAE

A Place to Departure, Simultaneously at Galeria Coletivo Amor de Madre, São Paulo, Brazil; and Caochangdi Art District, Beijing, China.

Permanent Exhibition

Over the Face of New Waters, Accenture, São Paulo, Brazil.

The White Mirror, Nubank, São Paulo, Brazil.

Orbital Temple
Lumen Prize - Longlist Futures Award
NTU Global Digital Art Prize - Finalist

Orbital Temple
CubeDesign Prize, promoted by INPE - Winner ArtSat Category

Dia Awards - DIA Gold

The Love Project
Dia Awards - Dia Innovation Category

The Dancing Pavilion
IF Design Award - Gold Award

The Love Project
IF Design Award

The Dancing Pavilion


Curatorial text - by Carollina Lauriano, 2023

What we lived during the pandemic should still be in the space of the scream - Ana Claudia Quintana on the exhibition What we cannot forget, 2023