Born in Macaúbas (Bahia) in 1968. Lives and works between Salvador and Cachoeira (Bahia). PhD in Communication and Semiotics, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), 2016. Master’s in Visual Arts from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), 1998; undergraduate art degree from the Catholic University of Salvador. He has worked as a visual artist, curator and professor in the Visual Arts program at the Universidade do Recôncavo da Bahia since 2006. Solo shows include: Pérola Negra, Blau Projects Galeria, São Paulo, 2016; Genealogy of Materials/Généalogie des Matières, Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal, 2015; Atlântico Negro, Central Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, 2013; Ecologia do Pertencimento, Bahia Museum of Modern Art, Salvador, 2002. Group shows include: 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2017; 10 Rencontres de Bamako, African Biennale of Photography, Bamako, Mali, 2015; A Nova Mão Afro-Brasileira, Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo, 2013. From a poetic point of view, the artist is interested in the debate on race and ethnicity and the implications of the African Diaspora in the Americas. In this regard, the Candomblé religion, its ways of thinking and ritual acts have spawned a variety of works such as Bori, 2009; Buruburu, 2016; Os Sacudimentos, 2015.
Fazendo e falando comida de santo, 2017, Ayrson Heráclito, Negros Indícios Exhibition. Photo: Barbara Cunha
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.