The artist has spent the last three decades working through a variety of mediums in declared pursuit of new forms of thought, representation, and figuration. “A large portion of my work is dedicated
to the deconstruction of language, used not so much as a means of formal research but of detonating cultural clichés, such that it becomes a deconstruction of deconstruction; in short, an active
reconstructivism,” he says. “My work is defined by a quest for the epic, the ritual, the archaic, sacred violence, and the sublime. It’s about strangling thought into a state of ecstasy.” A graduate in anthropology and ethnography, Omar developed new methods in visual anthropology, both in his epistemological documentaries from the 1970s and in his more recent books on carnival and the Amazon, as well as in the work in progress Viagem ao Afeganistão (A journey to Afghanistan). Recipient of retrospectives at the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1999 and at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in 2001, his films and videos have accumulated
accolades from such entities as the São Paulo Art Critics Association (2001) and the Gramado Festival (1982 and 85), and featured at numerous gatherings, such as the Havana Biennial (2000), ARCO in Madrid (2000, 03, and 07), LisboaPhoto (2003), the 16th Videobrasil Festival (2007), and the Basel Art Fair (2007).

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