Dalton Paula is an Afro-Brazilian artist born in Brasilia in 1982. He earned a degree in visual arts from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). A painter, performer and engraver, he was the only black Brazilian artist to participate in the 32nd São Paulo International Biennial, “Incerteza Viva”, where he presented his installation Rota do Tabaco (2015). The work follows on his reflection on the circulation of things–plants and their social uses, often with a sacred meaning–that have become commodities with the emergence, implementation, and advance of modern capitalism. In the exhibition Amansa-Senhor (2015), Paula discusses how enslaved people found out how to utilize the neurotoxic effects of the Guinea Hen weed to placate their wicked masters, even killing them by controlled use of the plant. The same subject is recapped in Paratudo (2015), an art object assembled from this plant. In his work, Dalton Paula devotes a special place to the body and its multiple implications in a racist society. In Cor da pele (2012), for example, the artist addresses the issue of race mixing and the resulting skin tones that praise this mixing, as long as it is whitening.
Cadeira calçada, 2017, private collection.
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.