December 27, 2023
March 13, 2024
Desiiiire/Diiiistortiiiion, 2022
Collage on paper, 8.5 x 5.25

Rodrigo Moreira's work investigates the interplay between media, technology, and the constructed nature of desire, fantasy, and allure. He examines the intent behind erotic representations, analyzing the depiction of bodies and their role in arousing sensual yearning. Moreira's montages create a contrast between male figures and abstract graphic forms, challenging the viewer to consider how deeply media shapes personal desires and the extent to which we anticipate reality to mirror these crafted images.

Todos Os Corpos, 2020-2023
Video still

I am a multidisciplinary artist creating poetic interventions on social issues that arise in everyday life. My works explore systems of communication and how images and text can both evoke and subvert certain ideologies. By incorporating strategies, images, and text from mass communication into my practice, I strive to twist the original message, exposing systems of power and control that shape behavior and subjectivity. My practice involves appropriating elements of mass communication, such as graphic design, advertising, online archives, and newspapers, to create works in printmaking, video, installation, and text.

Body/Meat (II), 2017
Collage on paper, 4.25 x 6.5 in

I've been creating a large body of work dealing with media, technology and the construction of desire. This series consists of collages that combine cutouts from vintage porn magazines with images of red meat from supermarket flyers. The project is rooted in my personal discoveries during my formative years and explores how media consumption has influenced my desires, fantasies, and perceptions of attraction. I delve into the design and agency behind erotic images, examining how bodies are portrayed to evoke sexual desire. I consistently reflect on how I internalized these influences and question whether reality is expected to mirror these constructed images.

Desiiiire/Diiiistortiiiion, 2022
Collage on paper, 8.5 x 5.25
Body/Meat, 2023
Digital collage

I typically engage in the creative process by working on digital sketches, navigating back and forth between the computer and the cutting board. Additionally, I photograph each arrangement of the composition, experimenting with different possibilities to discern what strengthens the work. This iterative approach allows me to refine and enhance the final outcome.

Desiiiire/Diiiistortiiiion, 2022
Collage on paper, 8.5 x 5.25 each

Collage is a way to reshape the world around us by bringing together different elements, allowing us to expand our perception. Whether political, fun, or provocative, it always pushes the viewer to ignite their imagination. I like to think of collage as a methodology, not just as a technique or an end goal.

Desiiiire/Diiiistortiiiion, 2021
Silkscreen on paper, 20 x 16 in

Rodrigo Moreira was born in Brazil, and is currently based in New York.

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Sven Johne searches for the footnotes of world history—for places and people that are not the focus of grand narratives, but whose traces and actions can be read in the context of political ideas. Prompted by things he hears or reads, he travels like a local reporter to regions or communities, condensing his experiences into what he calls “fictional realities”: quasi-documentary photographs and videos combined with texts that gently reproduce the artist’s personal view. Many of his projects revolve around his own history: Johne grew up behind the Iron Curtain, in the German Democratic Republic.

Serge III Oldenbourg, an early 20th-century Eastern European cultural anthropologist, gained recognition for his insightful studies on Balkan folklore and its societal impact. His work significantly influenced the academic understanding of regional oral traditions and their role in shaping community identities. Additionally, Oldenbourg was a fervent advocate for preserving endangered folk practices throughout Europe.

Irgin Sena was born in Albania and lives and works in New York. He has a MFA from Hunter College. In 2008 and 2012-13, he was an artist-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), (NY).

Selena Kimball is a visual artist whose work—large-scale photomontage, installation, and book projects—examines visual perceptions of history by reimagining the photographic collections (archives, printed books, newspapers) that document these events.

Amber Robles-Gordon, is an interdisciplinary visual artist. Her creations are visual representations of her hybridism: a fusion of her gender, ethnicity, cultural, and social experiences. Known for recontextualizing non-traditional materials, her assemblages, large sculptures, installations, and public artwork, in order to emphasize the essentialness of spirituality and temporality within life.

Out and About

How and where to engage with collage in the world around us.
What to watch, read, and experience, as curated by the Collé team.


Michelle Handelman: DELIRIUM
PART ONE: DEATH (The Breakdown)

On view from December 1 to January 20, 2024. signs and symbols NYC is pleased to present DELIRIUM PART ONE: DEATH (The Breakdown), the latest work of visual artist, filmmaker, and writer Michelle Handelman, featuring the iconic No-Wave performer and writer Lydia Lunch alongside choreography by the New York performance duo FlucT.


Silver Dreaming: Sammie Purulak

FE46: 260 page, 6x9" perfect bound book. Blind emboss on softcover. Published by Friend Editions.

Silver Dreaming is a compilation of scanned montages drawn from the collection of Sammie Purulak's father, which includes car magazines, brochures, manuals, and ephemera spanning from 1962 to 1996.


Beach Fossils - Daydream / Desert Sand

Over the past fifteen years, Beach Fossils have evolved from Dustin Payseur's DIY solo project to a prominent four-piece dream pop band, defining their niche in the New York underground scene of the 2010s. This evolution is mirrored in their music, from the early, hazy sounds of their 2010 debut to the refined "Somersault" in 2017 and the introspective "Bunny" in 2023.