Born in 1983 in Brasília, Federal District. Lives and works in Brasília. Undergraduate degree in Visual Arts from the Faculdade de Artes Dulcina de Moraes (FADM), 2010. Has worked for over a decade as a visual artist, and since 2012 he has been a teacher in the Taguatinga public schools in the Federal District. He is represented by the Mendes Wood DM Gallery. Solo shows include: Antonio Obá, Galeria Mendes Wood DM, 2017, São Paulo; Carnagem, Galeria de Arte XXX, Brasília, 2016; Cultura Afro em Alta, Espaço Cultura Inglesa, Brasília, 2013. Group shows he has participated in include: South-South: Let me Begin again, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2017; My body cage, Galeria Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro, 2016; ENTRE, Casa da América Latina, Brasília, 2016. Certain themes run throughout his work, such as the relationship between religiosity, Christian iconography, the mixing of races, memory, body and ritual, which appear in works such as: Iconografia para uma missa preta, 2016; Pregação, 2016; or Atos da transfiguração – desaparição ou receita para fazer um santo, 2015 (performance).
Malungo, 2016, Antônio Obá, Negros Indícios Exhibition. Photo: Miguel Pinheiro
Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)
New York, United States
20 November - 22 March 2020
Ernesto Neto - Soplo
MALBA – Museo de Arte Latinoamericano Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
29 November - 16 February 2020
Diálogos en el arte Salvadoreño
Museo de Arte del Salvador - MARTE
San Salvador, El Salvador
01 December - 31 December 2021
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba
La Habana, Cuba
20 December - 16 March 2020
Señales de la actualidad
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
12 December - 16 February 2020
Pennsylvania, United States
21 January - 22 March 2020
The Repeating Island
Kendall Art Center
Miami, United States
29 November - 31 January 2020
Retratos de Mulheres por Mulheres
Centro Cultural Fiesp
São Paulo, Brazil
25 January - 03 May 2020
Bebendo Água no Saara
Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
22 January - 14 March 2020
Alanna Lockward (1961 -2019)
The Dominican author, curator and filmmaker Alanna Lockward died in Santo Domingo on January 7, 2019.
Maré Traveling Museum of Images
Memories in a Cardboard Box
Traveling initiative shatters the museum concept and facilitates exchange of experiences in Maré favela.
Highlights of 2019
Looking Back at an Intense and Interesting Year
Friends and collaborators of Contemporary And América Latina (C&AL) reflect about artistic highlights of the year that is now ending.
The Second Print Issue of C&AL
Fresh from the press! The new C& América Latina Print issue is out now - and on its way to Art Basel Miami.
In Conversation with Elle Pérez
Fearless Bodies and Identities in Elle Pérez' Photography
A talk with the New Yorker photographer about the gaze of love, the fragmentation of the body, and identity.
In Conversation with
Regina José Galindo: “I Am Not A Vulnerable Woman”
“Art is art and politics is politics”, says the Guatemalan artist. And yet her work is a blow of political defiance.
MASP contrata curadora indígena
Sandra Benites, de origem Guarani Nhandewa, é nova curadora adjunta de arte brasileira.
Performance in Martinique
Excellence, Audacity and Transgression
FIAP is Martinique’s own festival dedicated to performance art. C&AL spoke to the curators Annabel Guérédrat and Henri Tauliaut.
Dia Consciência Negra
Museu Afro Brasil inaugura conjunto de exposições
Walter Firmo, João Câmara, Castro Alves e jovens artistas contemporâneos da Bahia estão entre os destaques das aberturas.