Sandro Masai is a Brazilian performance artist, multimedia artist and interaction designer based in Denmark since 2007. He holds a Bachelor degree of ‘Art and Technology’ from Aalborg University and a Master degree of ‘Interaction Design’ from Kolding School of Design, both in Denmark. He also has a background in theatre, modern dance and butoh dance. He works with interactive artworks and theatrical performances. He often combines the different art forms. He has worked in collaboration with several international artists in many countries, such as Brazil, England, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. His performances include acting in movies, theatre plays, modern dance, butoh dance and performance art.
Currently, he is engaged in artistic and academic methodologies through art-based research within ‘Art and Technology‘, Experience Design, Interaction Design and ‘Performance Studies‘.
Graduated Master of Arts in Design within Communication Design (2013–2015) Kolding School of Design, Denmark
The foundation of the programme of Communication Design in the Kolding School of Design is to teach how to improve communication by strategy, to bring awareness or change behaviour, or how to deliver a holistic service or experience by interaction.
Bachelor degree of ‘Art and Technology’ (2009-2012) Aalborg University – Denmark
‘Art and Technology’ is an interdisciplinary study, where the students learn to work project-based in groups, using different types of technologies, applying theory and reflecting upon the results in an academic framework. ‘Art and Technology’ challenges the students to express their creativity artistically. The students learn computer-programming skills, like Arduino, MaxMSP, vvvv and Processing, which they use to create interactive and experimental artistic designs. The students also learn to work with modern materials, light, sound, video and combine these technologies with new media.
Cinema Studies (2011) University of Westminster, London – UK (It was a semester abroad as part of the Bachelor degree)
Sandro has attended theoretical and practice-based courses related to cinema and contemporary art. His semester project was an immersive four-wall-video installation and an essay about art movies.
Modern Dance (2005) Centro Cultural São Paulo – Brazil – Choreography and Improvisation within modern dance.
Drama (2000-2002) Theatre School Martins Pena. Taboão da Serra, São Paulo – Brazil