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MARINA ARANTES CECCHI Masanserstrasse 113 Chur, Schweiz P: +41 78 719 70 75 E:


Curriculum Vitae

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Academic work

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Professional experience

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Some personal work

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MARINA ARANTES CECCHI Nationality: brazilian and portuguese Age: 25 P: 41 78 719 70 75 E: EDUCATION Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa - Lisboa, Portugal [09/15 - 02/16] Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo Escola da Cidade - São Paulo, Brasil [2011-Dec/2016] Colégio Santa Cruz - São Paulo, Brasil [1999 - 2010] PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Assistant at Biennale di Venezia 2018 for Atelier Peter Zumthor, Venice [05/18] Atelier Peter Zumthor - Haldenstein, Switzerland [05/17-06/18] Architectural intern at METRO Arquitetos Paulo Mendes da Rocha - São Paulo, Brasil [02/14 - 06/15] Architectural intern at Duo Arquitetura - São Paulo, Brasil [02/13 - 07/13] OTHER EXPERIENCE Contemporary scenography course at SESC with Renato Bolelli Rebouças - São Paulo [2016] Lab. “Fronteiras Permeáveis” (scenography) with Vera Hamburger - São Paulo [2016] Workshop “6 curadores” (6 art/photography curators) no Marieta - São Paulo [2016] Workshop “SESC Roma Flaminio” - La Sapienza, Roma [2014] Course “Arquitetura, arte e cidade no campo ampliado contemporâneo” (architetural critics)com Guilherme Wisnik - São Paulo [2014] Course “Desenho e Criatividade” (drawing and creativity) with Marcelo Cipis - Escola da Cidade, São Paulo [2012] Course in arts class: stop-motion production - Colégio Santa Cruz, São Paulo [2010] Summer School at Cambridge School of Visual and performing arts: painting and photography - Cambridge [2009] Cambridge Certificate for Advanced English - CAE [2009] Summer School at Yale University: advertising [2008] INTERESTS Dance, theatre, jewelry design, ceramics, film, ioga, surfing, skiing, SKILLS Language: english [advanced - CAE], french [basic - A2], portuguese [native language] Software: AutoCad, Revit, VectorWorks, Sketchup, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator




IAB 2012 team: invidivual Project for annex building to the existing Institute for Brazilian Architects (IAB) designed by Rino Levi, where there are office spaces, a bookstore, a cafe and an auditorium. The project for the annex was conceived during the 2nd year of architectural studies. This new building is composed by exhibition spaces, a library, workshop spaces and a new auditorium on the underground level. The two buildings are freely connected on the floors where public use takes place, and the faรงade of the new building, which dialogues with the existing one in terms of material and proportions, suggests how the two are connected. The groundfloor is free of program and construction, leaving an empty and iviting public space. From this part on, the stairs that connect each floor are located externally to the builing space, connecting the two sides of the L plan.



PARQUE AUGUSTA 2014 team: individual Parque Augusta is the name of a very big green area in the middle of São Paulo city center, generated by the demolition of a school that was there before 1974. It is a private site that has been underused for a very long time and the people have now been requesting that the government turns it into a public park. Situated between the crowded and axial Consolação avenue and the famous Augusta street and right next to a school and university complex, the park occupies an area of 24.000 square meters of natural vegetation of the Mata Atlantica. The project looks to keep this vegetation as natural as possible, enhancing a big glade in the middle by replanting its surroundings. The ground stays untouched while a high walkway takes people all around the area exploring various heights. There are strategic points of entrance to this circuit where the walkway gently touches the ground. As a limit mark there is a wall that surrounds the park site in one unique level, but looks to be suspended where the natural topography starts to go up or down. The suspended wall is white on the parts that look to the outside façade and mirrored on the inside, creating a sensation of infinite vegetation for the pedestrians walking on the heights.



COTAS SINES, PORTUGAL 2015/16 team: individual Reproposal for pedestrian access between the low and high parts of Sines, a small porturary town in portugal. In front of a church and next to a medieval castle, the project recreates a plaza in front of the church as a living area and viewpoint. This plaza is made of a concrete shell where people can stay and walk above it during summer, and below it during winter. This shell is the startpoint for the way down, which goes along the natural topography going through uncovered gardens until you get to the beach.



TEMPO LIVRE CAMPO LIMPO 2015 team: Marina Cecchi, Gabriela Santana, Helena Caixeta, Marina Dahmer, Olivia Stiubiener Study that took place in Campo Limpo district in São Paulo, about 20km from the city center, that is mostly a dormitory town, considering the majority of its inhabitants don’t work nearby, but do it in the city center and take hours on their going and coming back journeys everyday. The theme for the study is free time. The study then focuses on what can be considered free time, how often can people enjoy it, for how long, and how, in a big city such as São Paulo. The group picked a sequence of empty sites, located one after the other making the connection between the highest and lowest areas of the hill where it is situated. The proposal was the building of an infrastructure along this underused “axis” that would provide different experiences of time and the imaginary connectio between Campo Limpo and other parts of the city. Before, during and after the designing of the project, the group made a series of maps an diagrams that describe the physical and imaginary sensations of the route along this new passageway.





FROM PRIVATE TO PUBLIC 2016 team: Marina Cecchi, Gabriel Biselli, Luiz Solano, Luna Fonseca, Bruna Brito Proposal for public intervention on the perimeters of a lot of what used to be a country house, in the 19th century. As the city of São Paulo expanded, this house went from a high society country house, to a high society city house. And as the surroundings fragmented, this specific lot remained almost as large as it was in the beginning. The intervention proposed by our team, was then to place modular cabins along two of the façades, that would bring to public space some of the cultural heritage goods, that are today hidden inside the lot: works of important brazilian artists, exotic vegetation, noble construction and decorative materials.




faรงade |

Higienรณpolis street

faรงade |

General Jardim street

Aurora, 1883

marble Carrara

Caesalpinia Leiostachya



stairs and black box


LUMINà RIA 2015 team: Marina Cecchi, Manuela Lourenço Prototype for floor luminary composed by welded iron bars with hanged mirrored pendants on the top part and a focus bulb as a light source, that points directly to the mirrored pendants that reflect the light on the wall. The pendants are very light and sensible to wind and movements so that its shadows and reflections move gently on the illuminated surface.



ENSAIO SOBRE LUZ E ESPAÇO 2016 team: Marina Cecchi Space x light study





ÚTERO BOREAL 2016 team: Marina Cecchi Exercise on intersemiotic translation from text to spatial video intervention, at Escola da Cidade building, in São Paulo city center. This work was based on one of the “Galáxias”, written by Haroldo de Campos between 1963 and 1976. link for the produced video: link for video documenting the installation:



3 lugares, 3 infâncias 2016 author: Marina Cecchi collaborators: Luna Fonseca, Fernanda Liba, Gabriel Biselli, Luiz Solano, Helena Caixeta. My final graduation project began with an interest in working with art and poetry towards society. I then decided to work with children, for children and learning from them, considering they are the adults of future society. So I read and studied about some pedagogies and children psychoanalysis to understand a little of their world and the qualities that we have as children and tend to lose when grownups. As a synthesis of this first approach, I divided childhood in three groups and named each of them according to what I considered it was their main characteristic/goal: FEEL (0-3 years), EXPRESS (4-7 years), COEXIST (8-12 years). These three main concepts were then processed, synthesized and translated various times along the whole process, finally manifesting themselves though three different languages: literature, architecture, and object (book). link to full version: processo_final



the story

They wander in zig-zag. They don’t search for order, they don’t search for disorder, they search nothing: each movement is nothing but a simple reaction to their own internal instincts, estimulated by the atmosphere that surrounds them. Purely instinctive the zigzags move in apparentely random shapes, yet under the rules of strict anarchical order. They don’t know where they come from, where they are, why they are where they are or even who are their fellow citizens. But none of that is important to them. As a group they discover their own particular worlds, with no need to share information. Their bodies don’t belong to themselves, but these are their main object of interest and curiosity. The planet where they inhabit appears to be infinite, with no borders or frontiers. Drowned in the vastness of the planet of the zigzags there are countless hidden universes. And as citizens pass by and experience each of these special spaces they discover something new even though nothing is really different. The planet of the zigzags offer a lysergic experience, and at first also sinesthetic: It is possible to smell the sunlight, hear the sounds of the irregular topography, see the smooth texture in the water and feel the colors of every space. It is all very intense and often blinding.


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the architecture



the book






METRO ARQUITETOS Marina Abramovic exhibition at Sesc Pompeia 2014 team: Martin Corullon, Gustavo Cedroni, Helena Cavalheiro, Juliana Ziebell, Luis Tavares, Marina Pereira, Marina Cecchi. After a year and a half of studies, the project for the exhibition TERRA COMUNAL- MARINA ABRAMOVIC + MAI comes to life at Sesc Pompeia. The exhibition will be divided into two parts: “Terra Comunal – Marina Abramovic”, the artist’s greatest retrospect in South America and “Terra Comunal – MAI”. The project for this exhibition focuses on bringing together the strong energy present in the existing areas of Lina Bo Bardi’s iconic building Sesc Pompeia, with a strong and potent intervention that would maintain it’s integrity, architecture, materials and diversity of simultaneous uses while organizing the flow of people and creating private and silent spaces for a better appreciation of specific works. Two large suspended walls were constructed to organize the exhibitions main zones in the Espaço de Convivência or living area, while maintaining the floor to ceiling perspective of the building. In the area called Galpão, is the space entitled In Between which will function as a public square where artists, researchers residents, and visitors can meet to exchange ideas andexpand their knowledge of performance and immaterial art. In this space the original architectureof the building is also maintained and preserved in order to coexist in harmony withthe new structures and events held in this area.



RODRIGO CAMPOS Scenography for concert of musician Rodrigo Campos 2016 team: Flora Belotti, Juliana Bucaretchi, Marina Cecchi



LE SOLEIL D’ETE Art for short film for clothing brand Le Soleil D’Eté 2014 team: Flora Belotti, Juliana Bucaretchi, Marina Cecchi













































MARINA ARANTES CECCHI Masanserstrasse 113 Chur, Schweiz P: 41 78 719 70 75 E:

Portfolio Marina 2018  
Portfolio Marina 2018