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Brazilian artist, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Marcela develops paintings that intertwine historical images from the universe of politics to representations of contemporary visual culture. Part of her pictorial inventions comes from a research on the struggles waged by women around the world, such as the work Sônia, which pays homage to a riverside communist guerrilla woman killed by military agents in the Araguaia region, during Brazil's first military coup in 1964.

 

Cantuária elaborates confrontations narratives for a society structured in sexism and misogyny, thus creating her own vocabulary, whose particularities are cohesive with the creative process, the chromatic palette and the articulations that emerge from the open and latent layers of her paintings. Influences spread in a curious combination, the works are reconnections with social facts that have been repeatedly diminished, erased or badly treated by history, so her body of work seeks to dialogue with questions about the position of women in society, class struggle, division of powers, gender stereotypes and disputes over political meanings.

Marcela Cantuária

1992, Rio de Janeiro, RJ

 

Solo Exhibitions

2022

_ La invocación del pasado a la velocidad del ahora

Curated by Aldones Nino | CentroCentro

Madrid, Spain

2021

_ Esperança Equilibrista

Curated by Ademar Britto | Caixa de Pandora

São Paulo, Brazil

2020

_ Figurar o impossível

Curated by Joyce Delfim | Palácio das Artes

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2019

_ Sutur|ar Libert|ar

Curated by Joyce Delfim | Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

_ La larga noche de los 500 años

Curated by Aldones Nino | A Gentil Carioca

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

_ Castelos no Ar

Galeria AlfineteBrasilia, Brazil

2017

_ Lampejos

Galeria Macunaíma, EBA/UFRJ

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

2013

_ Impulsos

Espaço Vórtice, EBA/UFRJ

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Group Exhibitions

2022

_ Essa minha letra: Lima Barreto e os Modernismos Negros

Curated by Jaime Lauriano, Lilia Schwarcz and Pedro Meira  | Museu da História e Cultura Afro-Brasileira

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

_ Espelho Labirinto

Curated by Vicente de Mello and Aldones Nino | Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Brasília, Brazil

2021

_ Acervo em transformação

Curated by Tomás Toledo | Museu de Arte de São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil

_ Imagens que não se conformam

Curated by Marcelo Campos and Paulo Knauss | Museu de Arte do Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

_ Crônicas Cariocas

Curated by Marcelo Campos, Amanda Bonan, Luiz Antônio Simas and Conceição Evaristo | Museu de Arte do Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

_ Bum-bum Paticumbum Prugurundum

A Gentil Carioca

São Paulo, Brazil

2019

_ Passeata

Curated by Isabel Portella | Galeria Simone Cadinelli

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

_ Vivendo sob o fogo

Curated by Yago Toscano | Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

_ Histórias feministas

Curated by Isabella Rjeille | Museu de Arte de São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil

_ Estratégias do Feminino

Curated by Fabrícia Jordão, Daniela Thomas, Helena Severo and Rita Sepulveda | Farol Santander

Porto Alegre, Brazil

 

2018

_ Junho de 2013 – 5 anos depois

Curated by Daniele Machado and Gabriela Lúcio | Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

_ A/FRONT/A

Curated by Ana Elisa Lidizia and Jacqueline Melo | Espaço Piloto UnB

Brasília, Brazil

_ Agora é que são elas

Curated by Luisa Duarte and Pollyana Quintella | UNIBES cultural

São Paulo, Brazil

_ Crônicas urgentes

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel

São Paulo, Brazil

 

_ Somos muitxs

Curated by Bernardo Mosqueira | Solar dos Abacaxis

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

2017

_ IV Bienal da Escola de Belas Artes

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

2015

_Pintura contemporânea EBA

Colégio Brasileiro de Altos Estudos

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2014

_Que safra é essa

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

2013

_ Imaginação e formaUFRJ

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Education

2010 - 2017

_ Bacharelado em Pintura pela Escola de Belas Artes

EBA /UFRJ

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Art Residency

2019

_ Kaaysa Art Residency

EBA /UFRJ

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

_ PAOS GDL

Guadalajara, Mexico

2018

_ Solar dos Abacaxis

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

2014

_ Zona autônoma temporária – Ludus Naturale

Casa Pop-Up Kolor

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Collections

_ Acervo Museu da Maré

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

_ Acervo Museu de Arte de São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil

_ Acervo Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil