Carlos Issa


(São Paulo, 1971)
Lives and works in São Paulo
Carlos Issa is a musician, designer, and artist. Since 1999, Issa has been developing the experimental music project Objeto Amarelo (Yellow Object), participating in the experimental music circuit in various cities, such as Buenos Aires, Lima, and New York, in addition to cultural and multimedia events in Brazil, namely Videobrasil, Eletronika, and São Paulo Biennial. In the arts, Issa works with simple and ephemeral materials, such as paper, adhesive tapes, marker and tip pens, and old design molds, used to create letterings and posters. Issa creates abstract drawings, sound art, experimental design, and photography.
Issa has participated in various group exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, such as 32th Coopy RIghOTs – we MADE it READI, in Brazil (8. Salon, Hamburg, Germany, 2014), Banana Boat (Alvaro Razuk Arquitetura, São Paulo, 2014), 29ª São Paulo Biennial(São Paulo, 2010), TRANSFER (Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras, Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, 2010), Rojo@Nova (Museu da Imagem e do Som – MIS, São Paulo, 2010), Oidaradio (Paço das Artes, São Paulo, 2008), Tropical Punk (Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2007), DOBRA (Ferme du Buisson, Paris, 2007) e 13º VideoBrasil Electronic Art Festival (São Paulo, 2003). His solo exhibitions include Numático, at LOGO gallery, in 2013, and Música Lenta, at Polinésia gallery, in 2007. He has organized and participated in independent exhibitions as well as published a series of independent artist’s books, which can be found in specialized spaces, such as Printed Matter, in New York, Tijuana, in São Paulo, and Beachlondon, in London. He is currently preparing LOGO’s upcoming group exhibition, Super Colina, which opens on December 2nd, 2014.