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
Umbangu Espaço Cultural Virtual de Ação Decolonial
25 September - 31 December 2022
Vende tela, compra terra
SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
03 September - 22 October 2022
20 August - 16 October 2022
The Tenth National Exhibition (NE:10): “MERCY”
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
06 October - 02 January 2022
Singapore Internatinal Film Festival
16 September - 30 October 2022
Invasão Colonial ‘Yvy Opata’ A Terra Vai Acabar
Museu das Culturas Indígenas
São Paulo, Brazil
03 June - 31 December 2022
Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo: Earth & Iron: Archival Visions of Land and Struggle
New York City, United States
22 September - 23 December 2022
de montanhas submarinas o fogo faz ilhas
São Paulo, Brazil
03 September - 05 November 2022
Cartas ao Afeto
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
06 September - 08 October 2022
Reciclos – Criando Novas Perspectivas
São Paulo, Brazil
01 September - 16 October 2022
D'Aguilar Art Foundation
07 July - 22 September 2022
April Bey: I Believe in Why I'm Here
Simon Lee Gallery
London, United Kingdom
01 September - 01 October 2022
Minerva Cuevas – No Room To Play
The Mexican artist questions the construction of political roles and the significance of the public space.
Installation View: Atis Rezistans – Ghetto Biennale
Haiti-based Atis Rezistans presents a multimedia installation, artist residencies, performances, screenings, and discussions in Kassel.
In Conversation With Leonor Espinosa
Transformation Between Art And Cuisine
The Colombian chef, artist and activist portrays the memory and the customs of marginalized communities in the Colombian Pacific.
35ª Bienal de São Paulo
Fundação Bienal anuncia equipe de curadores
Manuel Borja-Villel, Grada Kilomba, Diane Lima e Hélio Menezes são os curadores da próxima edição da Bienal de São Paulo, que será realizada em 2023.
In Focus: Cuba
“Afro-” and “-Cuban”: A Possible Nation?
How are black Cubans perceived? A walk through the history of the relationship between the visual arts and Cuban Afro identity.
In Conversation with Jaider Esbell
“We Also Have Something to Show—in Our Ways, with Our Rules”
Jaider Esbell, an artist and writer of Makuxi origins, talks about his artistic production and the importance of artivism.
In Conversation with
Mulambö: Carnival was my art school
The artist who creates paintings and sculptures inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s suburban and popular culture talks about his trajectory.
Art and Stereotypes
Playing with Race
Some curated incredibilities taking place in museums and art spaces make us realise: we are absolutely not there yet.
In Conversation With Salym Fayad
“We Know Very Little About Contemporary African Culture”
The 3rd African Traveling Film Festival in Colombia – MUICA – reveals how the African continent is narrated through cinema.