Born in 1978 and currently living in the city of São Vicente, São Paulo, Jair Bortoleto has found a recurrent place in the pantheon of international surf-skate image makers. Through his work as a fine art/documentary photographer, to being Executive Editor for The Surfer’s Journal and editor and curator of the Brazilian surfing magazine Alma Surf, to being the inspirational director of the Santos Surf Art fair among a dozen other collective art shows around the world, Jair’s passion has placed him at the forefront of Brazilian surf culture.


Photo: Alessandro Carvalho

Solo exhibition
Layers – Picture Farm Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC – 2015

Group exhibitions
III Festivalma (Brasil) 2006
V Festivalma (Brasil) 2008
I Santos SurfArt (Brasil) 2008
II Santos SurfArt (Brasil) 2009
The Greenroom Festival (Yokohama – Japão) 2009
Mattson Family Art Benefit (California -USA) 2009
Estilo Skate – São Paulo Fashion Week (São Paulo) 2010
Jazzy Way to End a Day (Sao Paulo) 2011
Living Art – Bikkini Barista (Santos) 2011
Lançamento Saladah (Rio de Janeiro) 2011
Salina Longboard Festival (Espanha) 2011
Byron Bay Surf Festival (Australia) 2013

National Geographic Brasil (Brasil)
The Surfers Journal Brasil (Brasil)
The Surfers Journal (USA)
Nalu Magazine (Japão)
Blue Magazine (Japão)
Dezzert Magazine (Japão)
Oceans Magazine (Japão)
Drift Magazine (Inglaterra e USA)
Saladah Magazine (Brasil)
Revista OE (Brasil)
Fluir Magazine (Brasil)
Hardcore Magazine (Brasil)
Alma Surf Magazine (Brasil)
Cemporcento Skate (Brasil)
Tribo Skate (Brasil)
Natural Art
Viking Surfboards
Editora Gaia
Art in Surf
Tarrafa Literária

Top 250 at Red Bull Illume 2013.

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