1989-93 Freie Universität Berlin – Art History
Hochschule der Künste Berlin – Art and Pedagogy / Digital Media – 3DModeling
1987 Pontificia Universidade Católica – RJ – Theory of Contemporary Art
1984-88 Universidade do Rio de Janeiro – B.F.A.: Set Design
1981.83 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – Architecture and Urban Studies
Fluent in Portuguese, English and German languages


2018 BIO
Open Spaces Art Residency in Feutersoey, Switzerland
2013 Cité de L’Océan et du Surf – Lecture at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro – PUC
As the Eye is Formed – Screening Juried by Peter Campus – Parrish Art Museum Co-presented with Hamptons International Film Festival
Cité de l’Ocean et du Surf TOP 10 : no.6 – Dazzling 21st-Century Museums – by
2012 The Essence and The In-Between – Art and Architecture – Solange Fabião
Talk at the AIA – Center for Architecture in New York
GGGP – Green Generator Game Park – NYC – project created for the LAGI Competition 2012
Highlighting the Line 2012, Proposal for New York State Council for the Arts through the Van Allen Institute – NY
Cité de l’Ocean et du Surf is named Public Building of the Year by the 2011 Emirates Glass LEAF Awards.
2011 ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW AWARD – Cité de l’Océan et du Surf – Biarritz, France / Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabião
Cité de L’Océan et du Surf opens in Biarritz, France
Amazônia (Projecting on Black) – Simon Fraser University Gallery – Vancoulver
2010 Projects – Website –
Painting series “2010”
2009 BEING HUMAN (Yes, we can(ned)!) @ Drawers Exhibition – Eye World – at Triple Candie, NY
Cosmic Basketball (1998) @ Sound Art Museum Archive (Rome, Italy) and @
Elementar no.1: Path to Henry Hudson – outdoor installation part in Ahoy! Where lies H.Hudson – Woodstock, NY
THEY at the Drawing Center benefit, New York – Untitled (THEY Series)- pigment and acrylic on paper – 2009
2008 A M A Z Ô N I A (Projecting on Black) – HD Video installation – Western Bridge – Seattle
Architektur beginnt im Kopf – The Making of Architecture – Architekturzentrum Wien – project: Cité du Surf et de l’Océan in Biarritz, France
International competition to exhibition “Illuminators” at airport Koltsovo, Yekaterinburg – Russia:
Swimming in Green – video piece selected. April – June 2008
2007 Tina B. – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival – EMERGING WOR(L)DS
Billboard Text Art – Curated by Grey Zone – THEY – S. Fabião
2006 TRANSITIO_MIAMI – Art Loves Design – Miami design district – public art installation
La Biennale di Venezia – 10th International Architecture Exhibition – Cities, Architecture and Society TRANSITIO_NYC representing the city of New York
Salone internazionale del mobile – Soft Handle by Solange Fabião – manufacturer Olivari
2005 TRANSITIO_NYC – OCT 20 to 31 – Public art installation – LMCC with support of September 11th Fund
INSTANTtouch concept(1999) leads to industrial design by Solange Fabião door handle design unites two Italian manufactures Olivari and Technogel
2004 TRANSITIO – BEIRUT – City Center Dome, Beirut – Lebanon Public Art Installation / 2 10 September
TALL Buildings – MoMA – New York
The High Line Competition – AIA, NYC
Highlighting the Line- public-art piece proposal for the Friends of the Highline- S. Fabião
LED informative running light for the underside of the High Line, NYC
(Chosen by the New Yorker as one of two best images to represent the competitors)
Democracy Was Fun – Whitebox, NYC
The Phantom Limb, curated by Raul Zamudio – Unit B Gallery – Chicago
The Sneeze – 80 x 80 – Athens
2003 Art in General – 12th Annual Artist’s Studio Benefit Tour – NYC
Scope Art Fair NYC – Art & Idea
The Aine Art Museum, Tornio -Finland Transitio NYC – Tornio
2002 Art & Idea, Mexico City Transitio NYC-Mexico City
Art Forum Berlin Art & Idea
Cohan Leslie and Browne, N.Y. The Design Trust for Public Space Silent Contemporary Art Auction
2001 Paul Rodgers/9W Gallery, N.Y. Duration: 1 hour. 3 minutes – Location: 17.3 miles
To coincide with the Guggenheim Museum exhibition, Brazil: Body and Soul and part of BrasilConnects
Frederieke Taylor Gallery, N.Y. – Jello Curated by Max Henry
Korea Gallery, N.Y. Re-location – Duration: 3:5
2000 Galleria Aam, Milan Un milione!
Aurora Picture Show Aurora 2nd anniversary weekend screening of extremely shorts iii:
works 3 minutes & under – Video: Duration 2:6
A.I.R. N.Y. Women of the Century
1999 Lehmann Maupin gallery, N.Y. Mixup, Inspired Space: Gel-D Collaborative Curated by Ron Jones – presented INSTANTtouch concept by S.F.
1998 Lionheart gallery, Boston Expanding Universe
1997 Biennale di Venezia / Club Media – Cyberclone 2000
Spot Gallery, N.Y. Magazine
1996 Stiftung Starke, Berlin Intervention – Tendenzen im Schatten der Stadtplanung
1995 450 Broadway Gallery, N.Y. N.Y. Soho’s 95 biennial – Page 22
Center for Book Arts, N.Y. Latin American Book Arts


2011 Cité de L’Océan et du Surf in Biarritz, France – Inauguration
2009 Elementar no.1: Path to Henry Hudson – outdoor installation for Ahoy! Memorials Design Exibition for the Quatricentannial Commemoration. Woodstock, NY
2008 Cité de L’Océan et du Surf in Biarritz, France – Groundbreaking.
2007 Extel Tower – consultancy – NYC
2006 Casino Macau Project – Casino and hotel site analyses and design proposal
2005 Winner of the architecture competition for the Cité de L’Océan et du Surf in Biarritz, France Solange Fabião in collaboration with Steven Holl
Industrial design by Solange Fabião – innovative door handle design, which combines gel technology and sculptural qualities of a handle manufactured by Olivari in Italy
2004 ‘Highlighting the Line’- public-art piece proposal – LED informative running light for the underside of the High Line, NYC – Selected by the New Yorker to represent competion images – Solange Fabião
The High Line Competition, New York – Steven Holl Architects with Hargraves Associates and HNTB
2003 CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI FIRENZE S.p.A Competition, Florence – [Co-design SHA ]
The Nam June Paik Museum Competition – Design
2002 42nd & 5th AVE Skyscraper, NYC [Co-design with Steven Holl Architects – SHA]
Visions – City edge to desert – consultation for exhibition design, Vicenza [SHA]
Idea and Phenomena – consultation for exhibition design, Vienna [SHA]
2001 Upbuilding Harbor-front Tower, Copenhagen [Co-design with Steven Holl Architects]
Loisium Visitor Center Langenlois -Concept and Site analyses for hotel and winery. [Co-design SHA] Building integration – through 5 degrees tilt – connecting underground winery to Visitor Center
New York AIA Project Award – 2003
1999 Cidade da Cultura de Galicia – Competition, Santiago de Compostela [Co-design – SHA]
Xky Xcraper – Vuosaari Tower Competition, Vuosaari [Co-design – SHA]
Receiving an Honorary mention from the SAFA – 1999
The Waverly- Housing Complex, Orlando – Lighting design [L’observatoire International]
1998 The Mercer Hotel N.Y. – Lighting design [L’observatoire International]
Concept, Application Research and Design for the Royal Medica’s Levagel , Boston [Inspired Space]
1997 Miami Heat – Basketball stadium, Miami – concept: Internal Sunrise [L’obs Intl.]
Atlanta – Basketball stadium, Atlanta – Lighting design [L’obs Intl.]
Kowloon housing complex, Hong Kong – Lighting design [L’obs Intl.]
Museum of Modern Art Renovation Charette, N.Y. [SHA]
1996 Max Magazine Interior design for NYC temporary office
+ 2000 /- 2000 even Osvaldo Romberg, N.Y. Art Production
1993 American Art in the 20th Century Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin Exhibition Installation
1992 Documenta 9 Kassel Exhibition Installation
1991 Die Fuzzy in der Stadt Set Design -Theater, Berli
1990 As Bacantes Set Design -Theater, Berlin
1989 O Marinheiro Set Design -Theater, Rio de Janeiro
1986.89 Rede Globo Network – Set Design, RJ
1988 Valsa n.6 Set Design -Theater, RJ
Perseguicao de Zero a N Set Design -Theater, RJ
1987 Entre Quatro Paredes Set Design -Theater, RJ
Teatro NO Set Design -Theater, RJ


2008 Architektur beginnt im Kopf – The Making of Architecture – Catalogue – Architekturzentrum Wien
Elcroquis n˚ 141 – Seven Holl Architects includes Cité du Surf et de L’ocean in Biarritz, France – project chosen for the issue’s cover
2003 Tall Buildings – The Museum of Modern Art
Transitio NYC – Tornio – Solange Fabião – The Aine Art Museum Finland
2002 Duration: 1hour and 3 minutes — Location 17.3 miles Solange Fabião Catalogue
elcroquis n˚108 – Steven Holl
Idea and Phenomena Steven Holl, Lars Mueller Publisher
2001 BrasilConnects Catalogue
2000 Parallax Steven Holl Princeton Architectural Press
1997 La Biennale di Venezia 97 – Catalogue – Club Media
Chapel of St. Ignatius Architectural Record (July edition)
1996 Intervention – Tendenzen im Shatten der Stadtplanung Stiffitung Starke Catalogue
1995 Latin American Book Arts Center for Book Arts Catalogue


2011 Scientific American Mind – Great Idea! You must be Dreaming by Deirdre Barrett Nov/Dec 2011
O GLOBO – Revista – Tirando Onda by Joana Dale – September 18, 2011
Interior Design – Museum as Masterpiece by Annie Block – August 2011
Solange Fabião, a primeira e única brasileira a projetar um museu na Europa.
Sem Sensura – TV BRASIL – Interview by Leda Nagle
O Estado de Sao Paulo – Arquiteta carioca leva onda do Rio a França – 20 de Junho de 2011
Jornal do Comercio – Marcia Peltier – Arquiteta Solange Fabião assina museu do Surf em Biarritz na França
Revista TPM – Perto do Mar – June 2011
Casa Vogue de Luxo – Onda Perfeita
France Magazine – Summer 11 – Surf’s Up
Solange Fabião: Amazônia – A Dramatic Reality by Nicole Clark – May 2011
Lu Lacerda – Carioca é a primeira mulher a construir museu na França
Designboom – steven holl architects + solange fabião: cité de l’océan et du surf
2009 RAM – radioartmobile ROMA – art web radio – lari Valbonesi interviews Solange Fabião on Nov. 23rd.
DOMUS – Web – Path to Henry Hudson
ahoy! where lies sustainability? by Deborah Mendenbach- Times Herald Record
Ship Shapes by Linn Woods – Chronogram
2008 The Architect’s Newspaper – On the River of Light – Solange Fabião’s Amazonian installation at Western Bridge in Seattle – ‘A M A Z Ô N I A (projecting on black)’ by solange fabião
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer – ‘Light Seeking Light’ yields significant rewards for the patient viewer.
2007 Gatsby Magazine – TRANSITIO | Global Dialogue, Stefan Hottinger-Behmer – 08/09-2007
S.A.X Magazine – Solange Fabião mostra o Rio nas paredes de Miami – 03/07
2006 Art in America – Solange Fabião in Chinatown by Gregory Volk – June/July 2006
DOMUS – Metropoli a confronto/ Big City Dialogue – January 2006 Issue
2005 What the New Year will bring – The Villager – December 28, 2005
Architecture News – Intersection for Art – December 14, 2005
ARTCO – November 2005
europaconcorsi portfolio – Cité du Surf et de l’Océan – Martedì, 15 Novembre 2005
China vira filme em Chinatown by Helena Celestino – O GLOBO – October 31, 2005
Bryan Lehrer Live – Interview with Solange Fabião – CUNY TV – October 26, 2005
Visit Shanghai (on a wall in New York City) – shanghaist – Oct.18, 2005
Pause for a peek by Nancy Hansey – Daily News – October 16, 2005
Projected Art Is Just So Hip! – mediabistro – October 20, 2005
TRANSITIO_NYC in Chinatown – – November 2, 2005
Solange Fabião faz instalação de vídeo em New York – AcheiUSA
A view of Shanghai coming to a building near you By Caitlin Eichelberger – October 19
ARD German Television – Nacht Magazine – October 21, 2005
2004 ASHARQ-AWSAT Daily Newspaper 09/08/04 Beirut Lebanon
AL-BALAD Daily Newspaper 09/07/04 Beirut Lebanon
AL-ANWAR – Daily Newspaper 09/07/04 Beirut Lebanon
AL-Bayrak Daily Newspaper 09/07/04 Beirut Lebanon
AL-Mustaqbal Daily Newspaper 09/07/04 Beirut Lebanon
AL-LIWAA Daily Newspaper 09/07/04 Beirut Lebanon
L’Orient Le JOUR 09/07/04 Beirut Lebanon
The Daily Star- Herald Tribune News 09/06/04 Lebanon
AL-LIWAA Daily Newspaper 09/06/04 Beirut Lebanon
AL-SAFIR Daily Newspaper 09/06/04 Beirut Lebanon
AL-Mustaqbal Daily Newspaper 09/03/04 Beirut Lebanon
AL-Bayrak Daily Newspaper 09/03/04 Beirut Lebanon
New Yorker August 2004 – AIA High Line exhibition review
Elevated Ideas – Four Proposals envision the city’s High Line – Newsday 07/29/04
Skyscraping Around the Urban World by Herbert Muschamp The New York Times 07/16/04
High Line: Sky’s Limit by Tom Topousis – New York Post 07/15/04
Elevated Visions by Julie Iovine – The New York Times 07/11/04
La Casa del vino. Steven Holl – da Domus 867 febbraio 2004
2003 La mirada de la Madona por Deborah Cullen
Pirkka Magazine (2/01/03) Helmikuun puolivälissä
Pohjolan Sanomat (1/29/03) Turruttavaa Dokumenoittia (“Numbing Documentation”) by Marja-Leena Hyvärinen
Kaleva (1/20/03) Broadway tuli Tornioon (“Broadway entered Tornio”) by Timo Jokelainen
Pohjolan Sanomat (1/23/03) Mille meidän tulisi olla persoja? by Hannu Sarrala
Kaleva (1/16/03) Art Polaris esittelee taiteen tähtiä Lapissa by Jouni Knihtilä
Pohjolan Sanomat (1/15/03) Art Polaris esittelee huipputaiteilijat by Hannu Sarrala
2002 Art in America, May Issue, by Edward Leffingwell -Discovering the art of Brazil
2001 Estado de São Paulo (10/28/01) Ecos de Nova York by Cesar Giobb
O GLOBO (10 /18 /01) Barroco Ainda em Construção by Nani Rubin

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