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.
Ouvindo o que se é para ser e estar presente nas cores da vida
São Paulo, Brazil
07 August - 04 September 2021
Sexo, Mentiras e Videotape
Pivô Satélite (online)
São Paulo, Brazil
20 July - 12 August 2021
Redes, colaboração e resistência em/entre Portugal e Brasil
26 June - 05 September 2021
Blanco, azul y rojo: 1821-2021
Museo Nacional de Costa Rica
San José, Costa Rica
01 June - 01 June 2022
Francisco Toledo. El color como forma
Casa de México en España
29 April - 19 September 2021
Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite
Blanton Museum of Art
Austin, United States
27 June - 19 September 2021
Ángela Gurría - Escuchar la materia
Ciudad de México, Mexico
16 June - 21 August 2021
Carmenza Banguera: The Visible, the Laughable, and the Invisible
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
Chicago, United States
27 May - 01 October 2021
Transformation: Objects and Images in Relation
The Clemente Center
New York, United States
02 July - 30 July 2021
Radical Women in Latin American Art
United By A Thread
Notable artists established ways of observing, constructing and depicting female identity in often hostile political contexts.
Collective Nacional Trovoa
“We Don’t Accept Scraps From The White Art Circuit”
Group of artists and curators gathers for a rally of visual arts produced solely by black and non-white women.
Absent Figures: The Difficult Questions Restitution Raises
Awuor Onyango guides us through the exhibition and its conception to make visible the certainties and uncertainties within the current phase of decolonial action.
Beatriz González in Berlin - Retrospective 1965-2017
KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin examines the work of one of Colombia's most emblematic artists.
In Conversation with Antwaun Sargent
Tearing Down Borders Between Magazines and Museums
We spoke to the New York curator Antwaun Sargent about his international selection for the exhibition Just Pictures at projects+gallery in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Image As Testimony Of The Unspeakable
An archive of historical images allows us a look into the terrible world of slavery in the Americas.
In Conversation with
Researcher and artist Rosana Paulino
“I would like to touch on subjects that have been swept under the rug in Brazilian society”, says the Brazilian artist.
A Latin American Universe
What Is "Latinx"?
“Latinx” is an update of traditional labels usually applied to describe Latin American migrant communities in the US.
In Conversation With Lía Colombino
The Museo del Barro and Multicultural Art in Paraguay
The Museum is dedicated to all types of visual arts that highlight the cultural and ethnic diversity of Paraguay.