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Biography



Milton Camilo da Silva Junior was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1970, as the youngest of four siblings. He spent his childhood in nature and on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. With the age of fourteen, he began a training as a nurse, specializing in oncology and dialysis, where he graduated in 1989.

He begins to learn dance at the Academia Tereza Petsold, and then passes the entrance examination for the Maria Oleneva Ballet School in Rio de Janeiro, where he completes his training in classical ballet. Four years later he starts studying contemporary dance at the University Angel Vianna. From 1992 to 1997 he then works as a freelance dancer and choreographer in Rio de Janeiro. Here he directs, among other things, projects at the Municipal University of Rio de Janeiro in cooperation with the departments of literature and dance.

In 1998 he goes to Germany to learn German expressive dance and to work as a dancer. From 1998 to 2008 projects follow as a dancer and dramaturge with the Mark Sieczkarek Company. In 2003 Milton begins to work with painting, which is followed by solo and group exhibitions. In 2007 he moves to Wuppertal and opens the studio OLGA - Raum für Kunst. Parallel to OLGA, Milton Camilo founds the Companie Le Chemin in 2011 and choreographs performances and dance projects in collaboration with artists of various genres. In 2008 Milton Camilo becomes a member of the Wuppertal Workshop, a ten-year collaboration follows.

Since 2007 he has been working as a lecturer for art and dance with children and young people for various schools and projects in the cities of Wuppertal, Remscheid and Solingen. From 2008 - 2009 he completes a training in expressive semiology with Arno Stern at the Kunstquartier Wien and in 2011 a further training in "Aesthetic Education for Art Educators at Youth Art Schools and All-day Schools" at the Academy of Cultural Education in Remscheid. Milton Camilo also works with refugees in cooperation with the Bildungswerk of the archdiocese of Cologne e.V. and the "Landesvereinigung Kulturelle Jugendarbeit NRW e.V." In 2020, he finds the art factory Wernerstraße, a space that combines painting and dance in one place.




Exhibitions (selection)

2020 "Milton Camilo - Painting" solo exhibition
Curator: Dr. Ulrike Lehmann, onomato Künstlerverein e.V., Düsseldorf
2020 „alma acariciada“ solo exhibition
Galerie ryzek wort+bild, Wuppertal
2019 „Pink“ solo exhibition
in den Räumlichkeiten des Unternehmens Riedel Communications, Wuppertal
2018 „Retrospektive 2006 – 2016 Wuppertal“ solo exhibition
a look back at ten groundbreaking years between Wuppertal and Rio de Janeiro
in the premises of the company Riedel Communications, Wuppertal
2018 solo exhibition as part of Sommerloch
in cooperation with Maik Ollhoff, Wuppertal
2017 solo exhibition Sparkasse Wuppertal Private Banking
2017 solo exhibition and performance on the occasion of the Honsberg Art and Street Art Festival
initiated by „Ins Blaue Kollektiv“, Remscheid
2017 solo exhibition in the context of Sommerloch
in cooperation with Maik Ollhoff, Wuppertal
2015 „Olhos do Mundo“ solo exhibition
Gallery SESC, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2015 „Lost Places - Found Spaces“ joint exhibition
Milton Camilo, Sebastian Walter Lilienfein
at Kreativ.Quartier Kunstraum Scheidt’sche Hallen, Essen
2014 „Olhos do Mundo“ Gemeinschaftsausstellung
Milton Camilo und Cao Pereira, Gallery SESC , Nova Iguazu, Brasil
2014 „Barefoot with Duck“ joint exhibition
Milton Camilo (painting), Tim Löhde (Photography)
in the context of Sommerloch, in collaboration with Maik Ollhoff, Wuppertal
2013 „Body Rites“ joint exhibition
painting, photography, sculpture and video installation
Milton Camilo, Rico Grimm, Alina Gross, Georg Janthur und Christoph Schonbach
Katholisches Stadthaus, Wuppertal
2013 „Without Words II“ joint exhibition
paintings by Fabian Blobel, Christian Bolte, Milton Camilo, Philipp Kremer, Sebastian Walter Lilienfein
Keativ.Quartier Kunstraum Scheidt’sche Hallen, Essen and OLGA – Raum für Kunst, Wuppertal
2013 „GroßARTig“ community exhibition
in the premises of the GEWAG, Remscheid Honsberg
2012 „Without Words“ joint exhibition
paintings by Fabian Blobel, Christian Bolte, Milton Camilo, Philipp Kremer, Sebastian Walter Lilienfein
OLGA – Raum für Kunst, Wuppertal
2011 joint exhibition with Bodo Berheide, Milton Camilo, Kiddy Citny, Steven Hautemanière, Tara Sabharwal, Sala Seddiki – Gallery Kunstkomplex, Wuppertal
2011 solo exhibition, curator: Bruno Castelo
Gallery Casa Amarela, Rio de Janeiro
2009 Portraits, Painting, Drawing, solo exhibition
Elba Kunst Cluster, Wuppertal
2009 „Das Fest“ joint exhibition
curator: Thorsten Obrist, GAM (Galerie am Museum), Gallery Obrist, Essen
2009 solo exhibition, Gallery Haufekonzept Arnd Schäfer and Michael Haufe, Köln
2009 „Painting and Portraits“ solo exhibition, OLGA – Raum für Kunst, Wuppertal
2008 Foundation and opening exhibition, OLGA – Raum für Kunst, Wuppertal



Projects, Performance and Dance (selection since 1998)

2020 „Dancing with ghosts“
dance project of the Pina Bausch Foundation in collaboration with the „Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch“ in the context of the digital festival "under construction" with the South African choreographer Robyn Orlin
2019 „triple helix“ – contemporary dance and eurythmy
Duo Milton Camilo / Thomas Feyerabend, music Peter Kowald
Die Börse Wuppertal und Patchwork Festival Eurythmie, Berlin
Bericht auf Tanzweb.org
2018 „Dust“
Duo Milton Camilo & Thomas Feyerabend, Patchwork Festival Eurythmie, Berlin, Alanus Hochschule
2017 „September“
Performance with Pascal Niggenkemper (Artist in Residence) and the Quartet Ossenbeck
in collaboration with the Jazzclub Wuppertal and the Peter Kowald Gesellschaft
2017 „Arjuna / Juna“ – Performance / Installation / Exhibition
with Milton Camilo, Jonathan Cragg de Marc und Jens Mühlhoff
on the occasion of the inclusive cultural festival „KulturTandem“, Wuppertal
2017 „Still I rise“
Performance / dance Milton Camilo with Milan Lukas Fey (guitar) and Jonathan Cragg de Marc (piano), Wuppertal
2012 „Schweiger“
Installation and performance Milton Camilo, OLGA – Raum für Kunst, Wuppertal
2012 „Everything flows“
Performance / dance, Milton Camilo with Hayat Chaoui (vocals), Michael Hablitzel (cello), Jens Mühlhoff (installation) und Milan Lukas Fey (composition), City Kirche Wuppertal
2012 „A priori, A posteriori“
Companie Le Chemin, choreography Milton Camilo, Die Börse, Wuppertal
2011 „Le Chemin“
at Sommerloch, Wuppertal
Clip on Youtube
2011 Foundation of the company „Le Chemin“
a group of musicians, filmmakers, dancers and painters – artistic director: Milton Camilo, Wuppertal
2011 „Körper im Puls“
Compagnie le Chemin, Die Börse Wuppertal
Clip on Youtube
2011 „Let’s go! We can’t“ – texts by Samuel Beckett
Performance with Matthias Nahmmacher, curator: Erik Schönenberg
as part of the festival Utopia, Gallery Neuer Kunstverein
2010 „Federgleiter“
Performance with Katharina Schmitt (video installation) and Milton Camilo (performance), Wuppertal Performance Night
2009 „Fire and the unpredictable object“
performance with live music, dance and installation, artistic direction: Diemut Schilling
in collaboration with Naturpark Rheinland
Stoneware Factory / Museum Keramion Frechen
Clip on Youtube
2008 the project OLGA „Raum für Kunst“ initiated by Milton Camilo with Dennis Scharlau (photography) and Nusara Maingarm (performance)
2008 Milton Camilo becomes a member of the Wuppertaler Werkstatt (school for dance and music)
2008 „Tanzspuren“
performance with Matthias Schriefl (trumpet) und Michael Hablitzel (cello)
at Museum Folkwang, Essen
2008 „Under the spell of the mirror“
with Luiza Braz Batista, Anna Wesarg and Nusara Maingarm
Artistic direction: Milton Camilo
Dance production of the Folkwang Museum Essen & the City of Wuppertal
2007 „Dream“
Companie Marc Sieczkarek, initiated by Hartwig Fischer at Museum Folkwang Essen
supported by Kulturbüro Wuppertal & Kunstring Folkwang, Essen
2007 „Northern Dawn“
Café Ada, Wuppertal
2006 „Sometimes the wind blows and you and I float“
dramaturgy: Milton Camilo, dancers: Marc Sieczkarek and Ruth Amarante
Museum Folkwang, Essen
2006 „On Glass“
performance in the factory Heeder with the glass artist Ralph-Rainer Matthis
in Krefeld and at Museum Folkwang, Essen
2006 „Macbeth“
Schloss Broich Open Air Theater
in cooperation with the Ringlokschuppen, Mühlheim an der Ruhr
2006 „Garden of Order“
co-production with the Ringlokschuppen, Mühlheim an der Ruhr
2004 „Spartakus II“
production with the Ringlokschuppen Mühlheim an der Ruhr
in the context of the Ruhrtriennale, Essen
2003 „Broke“
Cooperation with the Ringlokschuppen Mühlheim and the Dance Factory Ghana
in co-production with the Goethe Institut
2003 „Home thoughts from abroad“
in parallel the workshop „Expressive dance for children“
at the „Festival da Pedra Furada“ at Sera da Capivara, Teresina Piaui, Brasilien
2002 „Macbeth“
Schloss Broich Open Air Theatre
in cooperation with the Ringlokschuppen, Mühlheim an der Ruhr
2002 „Drops of rain / Imperfect day of June“, „Funky Drummer“, „living with Aids“
Marc Sieczkarek Company and 2002 Dance Factory Accra, Ghana
in the context of the Ruhrtriennale, Essen
2002 „Daydream – men’s solos“
in co-production with Ringlokschuppen, Mühlheim an der Ruhr
2001 – 2003 Teaching of German expressive dance technique in Ghana for the „Dance Factory Accra“
In the context of the intercultural exchange between Ghana and Germany the productions „Living with AIDS“ und „Broke“ were created
Dramaturgy and choreography assistance: Milton Camilo
2001 „Shirley Valentine“
in co-production with Ringlokschuppen, Mühlheim an der Ruhr
2000 „Now that the sun has veiled his light“
in co-production with Ringlokschuppen, Mühlheim an der Ruhr
2000 „Butterfly world“
in co-production with the project Tanzlandschaft Ruhr
cooperation with Ringlokschuppen, Mühlheim an der Ruhr
at the Choreography Center, Essen
1999 „Sign of the times“
Company Marc Sieczkarek at Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf
1999 Milton Camilo starts to work as a dancer and dramaturge in the Mark Sieczkarek Company. All dance and dramaturgical works between 1999 and 2007 take place with the Marc Sieczkarek Company.
1998 „Terra“
Choreographic work for the exhibition of the photographer Sebastião Salgado
1998 Milton Camilo goes to Germany to learn German expressive dance and to work as a dancer.