Cristina Bahiense was born in Rio de Janeiro, where she lives and works. She holds a degree in psychology from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She studied art history at PUC ( RJ-2000). In the 1980s, she enrolled at the Escola de Arte Visuais do Parque Lage (RJ), where she attended several courses in the institution’s ongoing art workshop; she returned to the EAV ( Escola de Arte Visuais do Parque Lage RJ) in 2000, having studied under Fernando Cocchiarale, Guilherme Bueno, Franz Manata, Luis Ernesto, Manoel Fernandes, Pedro França and Reynaldo Roels Jr.; she also took Paulo Sérgio Duarte’s course in contemporary art at POP (Polo de Pensamento Contemporâneo), Currently attends the group of study in art and philosophy with Paulo Sérgio Duarte.
About Ciclovia Series: These photos were taken on the pedestrian beach bike path of Barra (RJ Brazil). The goal was to register the contrast between a newly placed asphalt layer on another older than there was, bringing to the fore (revealing) thus a rich image into shapes, stains an strong contrast created from a bicycle path. The vertical framing of these photos it values the way bringing a greater power to the final result. The result is a proposed decipherment visitors on the exciting transformation of the object photographed.