Heberth Sobral

(this page was last updated in January 2024)

Muriaé, Brazil, 1984
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Represented by  Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea

PIPA Prize 2023 nominee

Heberth has always been interested in fine arts and became an artist who puts controversial and social themes of everyday life under discussion. He began his artistic career when he took a course in photography that led him to be invited by Vik Muniz to work as his assistant. The artist develops projects in which he uses the support of tiles, paintings, drawings, banknotes, and dolls to build his own language, always focused on the representation of everyday memories, addressing themes of behavior, thoughts, and acts performed through a culture. Always making something present in everyone’s life, the artist’s idea is to take the spectator into his work through a memory. Sobral often uses his personal Instagram account as a kind of open studio, where it is possible to access part of the research process of his most recent projects, also interpreting the app as an archive where he collects, organizes, and publishes images and information regarding the making of each work. His works have been acquired by the Museu Afro in São Paulo, Brazil; the Museu Chácara do Céu in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland; and by private collections in Brazil and Europe.

Website: instagram.com/heberth.sobral

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