Charlene Bicalho is a Brazilian interdisciplinary artist, cultural manager, and independent curator who uses photography, video, performance, and installations in works that reflect her interest in the legacy of expressions of popular culture and traditional Brazilian communities, while reflecting on processes of the decolonization of black women. Born in 1982, she is now based primarily in the city of São Paulo, where she creates projects in various spaces. Of particular note is her work since 2012 as artistic director for the Raiz Forte project. She has been an active participant in several artist residencies.
Performance piece “From dust is made vine” by Charlene Bicalho. Photo: Pedro H Ermida Cruz.
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.