Tainá Guedes is a Berlin-based artist, food activist, book author and formed cook, born in Brazil in 1978, works on different projects on how we conceive food in a cultural and social context. Art becomes an extension of the kitchen – and food a common base for expressing and sharing thoughts and ideas.

Tainá’s work explores the political and social impact of food as a manifestation of history, sociology, geography, science, philosophy and communication.

Born in São Paulo, Brazil


1990 – 1996
Worked in a variety of mediums including art, music, video/TV:
Production assistant, Radio USP FM;
Production and Reportage, Radio »Expresso 2222« from Gilberto Gil;
Production, Globosat TV;
Production, Folha de São Paulo;
Concept and direction, 2 videos for Festival do Minuto; Production, “Canções do divino mestre”, Music CD

1997 – 2005

Opening of "Nakombi" a japanese restaurant;
Curated several exhibitions at Nakombi in São Paulo;
Designed a fashion underwear collection;
Performed with the artist Tunga, ccbb;
Performed in a video for the artist Tunga

Participated at “food cultura”, Antoni Miralda;
Formed as International Chef de cuisine at Senac University

Trip to Japan, studied Shojin Ryori, buddhist and vegetarian way of cooking

Created project “Kulinart – die Kunst der kulinarischen Identität”:
Traditional, vegetarian Kitchen as part of the expression and identity of people;
Zen-buddhist Kitchen of Japan, in collaboration with Toshio

Tanahashi (Tokyo) und Japan Foundation;
Founded "share your food", Berlin - an art, social and
culinary event and magazine


Son Linus Niji Omar is born


Participated in “Fruit Loot”, an urban gardening project
with New York artist Lynn Peemoeller


Created performance/workshop at BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin;
Created performance, "time bank/time food", Julieta Aranda


Published "Kochen mit Brot" (cooking with bread),
illustrated cookbook;
Created “Bread Sound Installation”, Markthalle Neun,
Created “Fair Tale”, a food installation, DeAr factory,
Berlin (Art Festival 48 Stunden Neukölln)
Food Concept for “raumexperimente”/ Studio Olafur Eliasson
Food Concept for “raumexperimente”/ Studio Olafur Eliasson
Opening of Entretempo Kitchen Gallery, Berlin
“Food way” Collective Exhibition, Berlin
“Fair Tale” Collective Exhibition at Ostrale, Dresden
“Butoh Kitchen”, on going
“Água-viva, living water, jellyfish”, video-installation
“Wish Birds”, installation, Leipzig
Curated different Exhibitions at Entretempo Kitchen Gallery
Created “Welcome to the Future” with Jean Paul Ganem


Create first Berlin Food Art Week
“Água-viva, living water, jellyfish”, video will be shown
at Expo Milano
Dif. talks, workshops in der Entretempo Kitchen Gallery
Concept, Organisation Berlin Food Art Week
"Luxo Lixo", Installation
"Banana Republic" Roots, Installation
Nordic Food Archive - Taste, Space, Waste, Installation
Agua-viva, video, Expo Milano


Mottainai Buch, in Arbeit
Paris Food Art Week
Food Art Week international
Vestígios, Food Waste Exhibition, Sao Paulo, Brazil
"How food and art can change the world", talk Bologna
"How food and art can change the world", talk NPR radio
"How food and art can change the world", International
Gastronomic Festival “Mesa Tendências”, Brazil
“Água-viva, living water, jellyfish”, installation with
sound by Jasmine Guffond, performance by Iara Guedes,
“Poems and Stories to eat”, Poetry Festival,
Kulturbrauerei, Berlin


“Água-viva, living water, jellyfish”, installation with
sound by Jasmine Guffond, performance by Iara Guedes,
“Água-viva, living water, jellyfish”, installation, Berlin
“Bread Waste”, sculpture, Umwelt Forum, Berlin
“Meat Waste, sculpture, Berlin
“Forest Spirit”, paintings, installation, sound by Jasmine
MehrWert, exhibition, curated
“Unknown Black”, exhibition, curated
“Die Küche der ACHTSAMTKEIT”, book, Antje Kuntsmann Verlag
Berlin Food Art Week, organized/ curated
Bologna Food Art Week, organized/ curated


 “Helferherzen” DM for Engagement, Cooperation NABU,
Deutscher Kinderschutzbund and Deutsche UNESCO


Portuguese, native speaker
English, fluent
German, fluent

2 thoughts on “eat art!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s