About the artist
Roberto Cabot was born 1963 in Rio de Janeiro, as a French/Brazilian national, lives and works in Paris. He initiates his studies at the FAU-UFRJ (Faculty of Arquitechture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and continues in Paris, at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, when he also is admitted at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts for the painting cursus with Pierre Alechinsky as Professor.
In this period Cabot develops a strong relationship with philosopher Félix Guattari, encounter which defines the basis of the artist's organic networked thinking. Concluding his studies in 1987, Cabot starts showing and leaves Paris for Madrid and then Cologne and Berlin. In 2006 he moves with his Studio to his native city of Rio de Janeiro. In 2016 he returns to Paris, which is his residency since. Cabot has published texts for different magazines and catalogs and gives lectures and conferences. The artist has also pedagogical activity having developed workshops in different Schools of Art around Europe and Brazil, as the AKI in Enschede (Holland), the Escuela de Bellas Artes de La Universidad de La Laguna (Spain), the HFBK (Hochschule für bildende Künste) Hamburg, the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro), for example.
His work embraces the question of the multiplicity of perspectives in our contemporary perception, combining often very different media and technologies in its production, preferably associating ancestral and novel technologies in one piece. He is a pioneer in the use of the internet network in arts, having participated to the historical exhibition “NetCondition” at the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, curated by Peter Weibel) in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1999. Lately he has concentrated again on painting as medium and works on the notion of the Sublime and our relation to a rapidly transforming biosphere.