Eustáquio Neves was born in Juatuba, Minas Gerais in 1955, and today lives and works in Diamantina, Minas Gerais. He earned a degree in chemistry in 1980, but left the field five years later to devote himself fully to photography. Since then, the self-taught photographer has produced photo essays such as Arturos (1994), Futebol (1998) and Objetivação do corpo (1999). Starting in 2005, he also began producing experimental videos, such as Dead Horse (2009), and that same year released his first book, Eustáquio Neves, part of the Photoportátil series published by Cosac Naify. He won the 4th Porto Seguro Photography Prize (São Paulo, Brazil, 2004) and the JP Morgan Photography Prize (São Paulo, Brazil, 1997). His exhibitions include the solo shows “Letters to Sea” (FotoFest International, Texas, USA, 2017), “Valongo: Cartas ao mar” (Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015), “Memories” (Centre Régional de la Photographie Nord-Pas de Calais, France, 2002) and “Lo individuo y su Memoria” (VI Havana Biennial, Cuba, 1997), as well as the group shows “Agora somos todxs negrxs?” (Galpão Videobrasil, São Paulo Brazil, 2017), “Afro-Brazil – Photographic Portraits in Brazil 1869/2013” (ifa Gallery Stuttgart, Germany, 2013), the 2nd Biennial of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Japan, 1997) and “Novas Travessias, New Directions in Brazilian Photography” (The Photographers’ Gallery, London, England, 1996).
Futebol photo essay (1998-2014), Belo Horizonte and Diamantina, Brazil.
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In Conversation with Maximiliano Mamani
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DePaul Art Museum
Multi-year effort includes research, exhibitions, and community-building
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Black Lives Matter, Cervantes and the Spanish Heritage
“A Legacy that Privileges Whiteness and Excludes Blackness”
A talk about statues and Black Lives Matter, the discrepancy of the Spanish heritage and the author of "Don Quixote".
The Female Artists of Color Who Pioneered Alternative Art Spaces in Mexico
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A Look at Koffi Mensah
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Burkinabé artist brings back the history of personalities who were erased from the history of the African continent.
Mail From Puerto Rico
After The Storm, Art Thrives on a Damaged but Spirited Island
Artist Lisa C Soto goes to the country of her ancestors, Puerto Rico, to explore and witness the island's contemporary art scene.
Ancient Space, Modern Architecture, and Contemporary Art
Indigenous Architecture in the Americas
American indigenous knowledge influenced Europeans in many ways, sometimes unexpected – among them the art of building.