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
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.