Raymond Pinto will begin a new process in collaboration with pneu.haus, an art and design studio based in Providence, Kai Sundermann, a lighting designer, and Glen Fogel, a videographer. Pinto’s work explores art as a method of meaning making and leans into performance that embraces the immaterial.
Raymond Pinto was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He studied dance and graduated from the Juilliard School in 2013. He was awarded a Princess Grace Foundation Award in 2012 for his achievement as a dancer and was a Young Arts Award winner in Modern Dance in 2009. He has worked with internationally touring dance companies, notable choreographers, and artists.
As an artist and educator himself, Raymond has presented his own works at festivals, theaters, galleries, workshops, and conferences both locally and globally. He has presented his work at the Judson Memorial Church, MoMA PS1, Cue Art Foundation, Architekturzentrum Wien, and the Venice Biennale di Danza. He was an artist in residence at Movement Research and Art Omi. In addition to creating new performance art works, Raymond also holds a Master’s Degree with a focus in Performance Studies from New York University. Despite the precious conditions of today’s world, Raymond intends to continue to create new works that situate the African and Latinx diasporas as a contextual points of departure. While emphasizing the possibility of non-linearity as a method of aestheticizing realities, Raymond’s multidisciplinary practice makes way for the immaterial and residual to become resonate.