Clarissa Tossin

Collaborated Project:

Emerald City

Born in Porto Alegre in 1973

Lives and works in Los Angeles


Clarissa Tossin obtained her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009. She has exhibited widely in America, at museums and institutes including Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach; Queens Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; SITE Santa Fe; and Blaffer Art Museum, Houston. She has recently completed Ch’u Mayaa, a video work commissioned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for the Getty Foundation’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. It was showcased at, among others, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Tossin previously received funding from the California Community Foundation (2014); Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife (2015 & 2014); Artpace San Antonio (2013); and the Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles (2013 & 2012). She has just received the 2018 Los Angeles Artadia Award, and is one of the 2017–18 Radcliffe Institute Fellows at Harvard University.

Photo: Coral von Zumwalt