Fernando Sicco – the permeable capsule

NEWS / upcoming and ongoing

THE BELLY OF THE BEETLE / about scales. Until May 2022, it was possible to visit this exhibition conceived as a site – specific experimental drift, created for the María Freire room at Juan Manuel Blanes museum in Montevideo. An important challenge for a project that has been developing for years and that has been transformed for this occasion into a work that includes photography, videos, textile fractals and the appropriation of seven characters from Blanes’s paintings to dress them in new clothes. Details and complete information in the recent works section.

CONTEXTILE, 6th. Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Guimarães, Portugal. From September 3 to October 30, 2022, a new version of THE BELLY OF THE BEETLE arrived to the Portuguese textile capital, selected from more than 1,500 proposals from around the world.

13th Mercosur Biennial / A fully Portuguese version of the D.U.D.O. is part of the TRANSE exhibition, to be held at the Caldeira Institute in Porto Alegre together with works from 19 other artists. / Project selected among more than 800 proposals from 22 countries. From September 15 to November 20.

WTA 25 years. Collective exhibition 25×25, Blanes Museum. October 18 to December 18, 2022. THE BELLY OF THE BEETLE / DIDACTIC CUBE. Interactive textile piece.


This personal site seeks to be not only an approach to works always in progress, but also a way to capture ideas and share experiences in life as in art.

 Starting from the need to collect and review various transitions over many years, it is positioned as a space to make room for the new on these bases; a capsule that remains always permeable to changes and encounters.

“Capsule” applies to crew compartment in spaceships. Soluble drug wrap. Airtight container to preserve documents. Bacterial cell wall. Cover or membrane that surrounds both seeds and excretions.

Also a metaphor of oneself, of one as a possibility. A temporary identity with protective boundaries and different degrees of bidirectional permeability. A transitory and moving stability, with the risk of hermeticity and also of fusion, of rupture of a membrane always embroidered with words, imagery and symbols. Yet another way of inventing time, leaving traces.


My own works, work of others and curating, production, fixed or moving visual worlds, objects.

Exhibitions, installations, art awards and calls, texts, procedures, also negotiations.

I have never stopped having different types of relations with art.

those places

Explore the world by land, sea and air. Feel like a citizen of the planet.

Visit the neighbor’s house.

Photographs and videos that create landmarks on a map and document our gaze.

life / biographical perspective

To put into perspective the very different things done along the way, it is also good to review what we have said and what has been said about us, trying to reflect through that certain mist of information typical of our time.

Along the way there have been several roles to play and all have been mixed in the experience.


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